With the success of the 2015 film "Straight Outta Compton" and the rise of Grammy winning rapper and proud Compton native Kendrick Lamar, Compton is having a huge pop culture moment. Long considered a famous "creative cluster" in the evolution of rap and hip hop, Compton holds a rich and storied place in music history.
Compton was the birthplace of the late rapper Eazy E and also the birthplace of rapper turned entertainment mogel Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre. Eazy E and Dr. Dre collaborated to form what would become a seminal group in the history of hip hop, NWA. NWA’s debut album “Straight Outta Compton”, released in 1988, would leave a lasting legacy on hip hop and spoke a truth that was previously unexplored in popular music.