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Straight Outta Compton Goes Triple Plat


Straight Outta Compton, the seminal album from N.W.A., hit triple platinum status last month.

The album was propelled once again by the success of the movie of the same name, which dropped to rave reviews this summer.

Much of the controversy that existed in ’88 continued in relevance in 2015. Straight Outta Compton, the album delved into misogyny, freedom of speech and police brutality.

  • greeneyedbandit

    Congrats!

  • Brindle

    great job, fellas

  • Anjali Joti

    Awesome

  • 3x’s plat in 2015 is monumental

    • drac215

      It was already close to 3x plat, the movie promotion pushed it to that mark. Dont you know kids these days dont buy music. The numbers are from the era it came out in and a couple of suburban white boys just copped it and made it triple platinum. Peace and may God bless us all in Jesus name!!!

      • mademan3000

        Thnx bruh, so people are so uninformed!

      • D.M.

        Yes thanks for that info!! I because I’m thinking it went 2X plat in 88 and 3x plat in 2015 making it a 5x plat album lmao

  • Wellington Cousins

    ……ah ha ha ha !!! …after N.W.A. Dr. Dre was under wellington cousins Custody… ..ah ha ha ha ha ha …. in 1990-1991 @ CLuB GLaM SLaM, as Dr. Dre sat to our left in our drivers seat in one Mercedes Benz 190e he was interjected with the words “F*ck That” and then told “In the FUTURE the way you Sound in the Studio” was to be put into the Mercedes Car Stereo , the Sony Walkman and the Panasonic Car Phone upon the floor of that vehicle. We had listened to Dr. Dre and TOLD him while swiping our left hand as a “Price is Right” hand model across the center console. Dr. Dre’s mouth flung WIDE OPEN and just said “DUHAYMMnnn!!!” as these advents were NEWS to Andre. We shook hands on it and took pictures, and throughout many years of our lifetime we continued to remind Dr. Dre that he was To Do these things, we also utilized Interscope Records 1-800 number divulging to key personnel of what of us was FOR Dr. Dre and how Dr. Dre had been TOLD prior at CLUB GLAM SLAM in 1990-1991. …and Google wellington cousins……….

    • Wellington Cousins

      ….ah ha ha ha ha ha !!!! …AFTER N.W.A. this happened…. 1990-1991 @ CLub GLaM SLaM as (Dr. Dre) sat to our left in our car, a BOISTEROUS laugh was shared as Dr. Dre was TOLD as well, “… and charge $2000.00 dollars each for them sh*t’s “, and then we reduced to $1000.00 dollars each, and then we reduced to $800.00 each, and then $500.00. This is the factor that has become referred to as the “Fashion Quality”. “Dr. Dre ” was then TOLD, “…muthaf*ckas is gonna be wearing this sh*t, and don’t even got it plugged into nuffin'”. “In the FUTURE” 2014?, and as SPOKEN into being to Dr. Dre in 1990 – 1991, many walk around and interview wearing our (Musical Flightline Ear Protection) “not plugged in”, nor with requisite power supply, and even “Off”. That a “Social Status” would derive was foreseen, and that “Status” have (Andre) “Dr. Dre”, at it’s basis, by our CHOICE!!!, ….we even made it into the (Benz) “Daimler/Chrysler” , ….and the (Panasonic Car Phone) “H.T.C.”…..

      • Wellington Cousins

        ….ah ha ha ha ha!!! …AFTER N.W.A. ….and into Fruition AFTER Def Row…..TOLD to Jimmy iovene with Dre on AFTERMATH backstage at Saturday Night Live…. …. …ah ha!!!! ….this what it was……….. 1990 1991 however , “Dr. Dre” was a kind and responsive fellow , (deservant). “Dr. Dre” , as invited to sit in our drivers seat made several “divulgeances” , to such we became “empathethic” , as having listened. We “interjected” his speaking with the words “F*ck That” and in “rapid succession” spoke to him several points in which he was to cover (in and for “the FUTURE”) , to which he just said “GoTT-DUHAYMnnnn ! ! . These “points” were bestowed as a “Resolve” because his “divulgeance (s)” , had been us (in divergent form (s). An “AMALGAMATION” occurred , “Dr. Dre” was TOLD our thoughts (ideas) (advents) as we deemed him a good “catylyst and suiter” for them. This all became the greatest secret we ever bore (because we knew what he would be coming with and we maintained it such) This secret we maintained via clandestine communications with Interscope Records via their 1-800 number. …As a child we were given a “Radio Shack” am/fm Headphone Set , ALL FlightLine and Aviation equipment is “etched” for accountability , “IF” personal , your name on it , however “Dr.Dre” , as whom we TOLD , “…the way you Sound in the Studio…? ” , …he was to become “the GUTs” of these advents as well , …”the Mercedes Car Stereo , the Panasonic Car Phone , and the Sony Walkman”, circa 1990-1991 @ CLuB GLaM SLaM …. ..NOW Google wellington cousins…. …. …thank yall… … … … …

      • Wellington Cousins

        EVERY “Beats by Dre” article and interview, …IS A LIE! . Jimmy iovene simply “makes up story” as he talks. …google wellington cousins.

      • IDNTGIVAFUCKBOUTNOTHING

        You’re talking alot of Nonsense…

      • Wellington Cousins

        EVERY “Beats by Dre” article and interview, …IS A LIE! . Jimmy iovene simply “makes up story” as he talks. …google wellington cousins.

      • IDNTGIVAFUCKBOUTNOTHING

        Speak Anglish Nigga.

    • Post some pics & if you from the U.K., I know what’s up with the Wellingtons!

      SMFH!

      I won’t say what I know, because the next question would be “How do you know that?”
      ~~~>Not even trying to go there

      ** Hint **

      Dre’ seemed like the type to fugg with the Wellington’s back then!

      BaaAAaaAaa Hahahaha!

      • Wellington Cousins

        HEY BOY!!!, ….we TOLD YOU!!!, ….. in 1990-1991 @ CLuB GLaM SLaM, as Dr. Dre sat to our left in our drivers seat in one Mercedes Benz 190e he was interjected with the words “F*ck That” and then told “In the FUTURE the way you Sound in the Studio” was to be put into the Mercedes Car Stereo , the Sony Walkman and the Panasonic Car Phone upon the floor of that vehicle. We had listened to Dr. Dre and TOLD him while swiping our left hand as a “Price is Right” hand model across the center console. Dr. Dre’s mouth flung WIDE OPEN and just said “DUHAYMMnnn!!!” as these advents were NEWS to Andre. We shook hands on it and took pictures, and throughout many years of our lifetime we continued to remind Dr. Dre that he was To Do these things, we also utilized Interscope Records 1-800 number divulging to key personnel of what of us was FOR Dr. Dre and how Dr. Dre had been TOLD prior at CLUB GLAM SLAM in 1990-1991. …and Google wellington cousins……….YES YOU ARE A FOREIGN Nutcase!!!! …we could change your life in ONE DAY…..enjoy what you have been shown…..and tell your friends that Snoop Dogg is at an arena called the Observatory TONIGHT’!!! …out in Orange County California. ….we are not there……….NOW…..you are a Cool Dude……. …. …. ..

      • Wellington Cousins

        …LONDON BOY!!! ….be better for Europe…and we may decide to mentor you. SLICK RICK is the musical RAP you need to research and PLAY LOUD!!! ….forever Ricky RULES!!! The United States has citizens enjoying England as a Hide Out. These are persons whom just would rather land at J.F.K. every weekend after Selling the London accent a FAKE dream. London is a New Market….however ONLY SLick Rick can speak in that accent in the States. You would get Bagged Up Quick..dont play. Be a better man in Europe as it is true that we are surprised to see that there are BLACKS there. We are curious of your familys lineage. …United States would speak to you as we, …if you just understand …that SLICK RICK is the first and LAST from London…in RAP…period. ….now play Children’s Story by SLICK RICK……and chill kid.

      • Hahahahaa!

        London Stand up!

        BaaAAAAAa!

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  • dbfromdc

    THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!

  • Q.

    They call it gangsta, but that S.O.C. LP was wayyy more Hip-Hop than today’s so-called reality rap.

  • Markus

    Today’s so called artists should take a long look at the numbers this album did. In the same amount of time,all of them wouldn’t do half of their sales. Much respect.

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