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Compton's Greatest Rap, Vol. 1

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Compton's Greatest Rap, Vol. 1 is a budget-line collection of hardcore hip-hop from Southern California. The selection is fairly predictable -- Ice-T's "6 in the Mornin'" is again featured, along with DJ Quik's "Born and Raised in Compton," Wreckin' Cru's "Surgery," N.W.A's "I Ain't tha 1," Ice Cube's "The Nigga You Love to Hate," Eazy-E's "Boyz-n-the Hood," and N.W.A's "Dopeman (Remix)" -- but it's nevertheless a good sampling of early gangsta rap and it contains many of the genre's classics.

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