N.W.A Reminisce About Tangling With the FBI and Tipper Gore: 'It Made Us Stronger'
N.W.A reunited to sit down with Billboard -- and fellow Compton MC Kendrick Lamar -- ahead of the release of their new biopic Straight Outta Compton. Their interview broached topics from police brutality to what success means in hip-hop, and in the segment below, they discussed what it meant to see their influence in the world beyond Compton, and beyond hip-hop.
"I always say we were constructive and not destructive," Ice Cube tells Kendrick about the group's relationship with their South Central Los Angeles roots. "We went from just being locals in L.A. to...tangling with some of the biggest power entities out there."
Among them: The FBI and Tipper Gore's PMRC. "It was all kinds of forces against us -- it didn't crack us, break us, turn us into punks," explains Cube. "It didn't make us bite our tongue. It just made us stand up even more -- and that's powerful." Watch the video above.
Read the full N.W.A cover story here and to see the group's full sitdown with Lamar, watch below.