During their reign as the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A sold millions of records and solidified their place in hip-hop history as the first successful gangsta rap group. However, they never achieved a top 40 single, until now.
With the release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the group’s music is back in the forefront and 26 years after the title track’s release, it has entered the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. This week, Straight Outta Compton landed at the no. 38 spot as this week’s Hot Shot debut.
"Straight Outta Compton" is this week's Hot Shot Debut, 27 years after its release. N.W.A's first Hot 100 hit. pic.twitter.com/1tZYjMJcdn
— Al Shipley (@alshipley) August 25, 2015
Besides finally getting their first top 40 single, the Straight Outta Compton biopic remains in the top spot at the box office, bringing in another 26.8 million this past weekend.