An expanded edition of N.W.A.’s classic album “Straight Outta Compton” and a collection of late member Eazy-E’s collaborations and solo tracks will hit stores Dec. 4 via Capitol/Priority.
“Straight Outta Compton,” which turns 20 next year, includes four covers of its tracks by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (“F*ck Tha Police), Snoop Dogg and C-Murder (“Gangsta Gangsta”), Mack 10 (“Dopeman”) and WC (“If It Ain’t Ruff”). A Dr. Dre/MC Ren live version of “Compton’s N the House” is also featured.
The new edition will be available on CD and vinyl as well as digitally.
“Featuring … Eazy-E” boasts 16 tracks from a variety of sources, including four that have been out of print for years. Among them are “Luv 4 Dem Gangsta’z” from the “Beverly Hills Cop III” soundtrack and two songs featuring Penthouse Player’s Clique, DJ Quik and AMG.
The collection is rounded out by two songs from the “Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary” album plus tracks with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and Ron-De-Vu.