It was brought to our attention by our friends at UPNORTHTRIPS / @upnorthtrips that 21 years ago today, Knockoff Oakleys N.W.A. released their epic second album, Efil4zaggin . In order to celebrate the ocassion, UNT was also kind enough to dig up some vintage footage of the World's Most Dangerous Group from the late '80s — a few years before the inner turmoil disbanded the crew — live in concert.
Now the crowd might have been a bit subdued and the footage may be a bit grainy, but that won't stop you from enjoying the on stage intensity from Ice Cube, MC Ren, and Dr. Dre as they perform hit after hit after hit. ( Seeing N.W.A with female back-up dancers is a trip. ) Sadly, Eazy-E doesn't appear in the 30 minute clip, but we added a brief but fresh Eazy live appearance from the same era as a bonus. Check it out. And props again to UpNorthTrips.
N.W.A. Live In Houston (1989) Part 1 Knockoff Oakley Sunglasses
Tearin' through "Compton's N The House," "Ruthless Villain" and "Fuck Tha Police."Fake Oakley Sunglasses
N.W.A Live In Houston (1989) Part 2
It ain't over motherfucerks: "Gangsta Gangsta," "A Bitch iz a Bitch" and "Straight Outta Compton." Cheap Ray Bans
N.W.A Live In Houston (1989) Part 3
Be warned, Cube's rendition of "I Ain't Tha 1" (complete with a female dancer) ain't for everyone. Parental Discretion is Advized. Also, peep a hard-ass performance of "Dope Man"
(Props to 1973eazyme for the upload.)
BONUS: Eazy-E Live (1988)
It's just a snippet, but we had to include some live Eazy footage. Fab 5 Freddy does the introductions.
(Props to WESTWORLDent for the upload)
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BONUS: N.W.A. on Arsenio Hall (1990) Cheap Oakley Sunglasses
Famous late night TV moment featuring Eazy in a hockey mask and the group blazin' through "100 Miles and Runnin'." They don't make television like this anymore.
(Props to CrookedMC for the upload)