Today In Hip-Hop: N.W.A Releases ’100 Miles & Runnin’ EP

After the breakthrough success of N.W.A's debut album, Straight Outta Compton, Ruthless Records and the group's manager, Jerry Heller, presented new long-term contracts to each of the group's five members. After pouring over the legal documents, group member Ice Cube decided that the contract was highly unfavorable and Ruthless was jerking him out of his rightful money. Cube split soon after to pursue a solo career. This set the tone for N.W.A's follow-up EP, 100 Miles & Running, in the summer of 1990. While only 5 songs long, 100 Miles & Runnin' is widely considered one of rap's greatest EPs. The EP is highlighted ...

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