Today in Hip-Hop: N.W.A’s ‘Niggaz4Life’ Hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart

On this day, June 22, in hip-hop history... 1991: Though it had been a long time coming for the genre, in 1991, the explosive Compton crew N.W.A made hip-hop history when their sophomore album, Niggaz4Life became the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. When the remaining members of N.W.A released Niggaz4Life on May 28, 1991, it seems like they offered up everything musical they had in the canister. MC Ren, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E attacked the mic on the 18-track album and did so without a feature from any artist outside their clique. Niggaz4Life gave way to two huge ...

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