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15. N.W.A. didn’t subscribe to the term “gangster rap”
Despite Straight Outta Compton featuring a track called “Gangsta Gangsta,” N.W.A. was never comfortable with the “gangster rap” tag. The group insisted that the term was devised by the media, instead preferring the term “reality rap” to describe its sound.
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14. Ice Cube’s early raps were written on a typewriter
Back in a ninth grade typing class Ice Cube was challenged by a friend to a rap-writing competition, which he duly won. It was this that gave Ice Cube the confidence to start writing regularly.