500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

N.W.A., 'Straight Outta Compton'
144/500

144. N.W.A., 'Straight Outta Compton'

Ruthless, 1998

"Do I look like a motherfucking role model?" Ice Cube asks on "Gangsta Gangsta": You do not, sir! Cube's rage, Eazy-E's thug nasty and Dr. Dre's police-siren beats slammed America into a new hip-hop era.

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