NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Becomes Group’s 1st Top 40 Hit.. 27 Years After Initial Release

We have been documenting NWA & their member’s rising catalog sales due to their biopic in theaters now, but today we find out ‘Straight Outta Compton’ lands in the Top 40 of the Billboard 100. The single, which was released 27 years ago, had never cracked the chart until today, where it debuted at #38, marking their first appearance on the chart.

Eazy E‘s single ‘Boyz-N-The-Hood’ also debuted on the Billboard 100 this week, where it is #50. It is his second highest charting song in his career, and third song to crack the Billboard 100. Expect these songs to have a little more life, then expect them to drop off as the movie moves out of theaters.

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