NWA score first Top 40 single in the US following success of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ film

1988 album 'Straight Outta Compton' is also currently at Number Four in the US Albums Chart

NWA have entered the Top 40 Singles Chart in the US for the first time with their 1988 single ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

‘Straight Outta Compton’ sits at Number 38 in the US chart this week following the release of the recent biopic film of the same name.

Straight Outta Compton, the movie, was released earlier this month and recently topped the box office in the US. It follows the story of the legendary hip-hop band from their formations to their subsequent success.


Meanwhile, the group’s 1988 album ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is also currently at Number Four in the US Albums Chart.

Listen to NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ below.

Straight Outta Compton will be released in UK cinemas this Friday (August 28).

There have been reports that a sequel film could be in the works, focusing instead on the lives and careers of Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.

Tha Dogg Pound rapper Daz Dillinger reportedly told TMZ that there are early plans for a movie revolved around the ’90s West Coast scene, reportedly featuring Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Nate Dogg, Warren G, as well as former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight.


It is also claimed that the project has a working title of Dogg Pound 4 Life and will feature Dr Dre’s son Curtis Young portraying the role of his father.


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