Today in Hip-Hop: Compton’s Most Wanted Drops ‘Straight Checkn’ Em’

On this day, July 16, in hip-hop history... 1991: West Coast rap pioneers Compton's Most Wanted hit it out of the park when they dropped their sophomore album, Straight Check'n Em, on July 16, 1991. Led by MC Eiht, the Compton crew were coming off a strong debut album (1990's It's A Compton Thang) when they offered up Straight Check'n Em and expectations were high. Fortunately, Eiht, Boom Bam and Ant Capone knew what they were up against and better yet, knew how to deliver. The thirteen-track LP was crafted entirely by CMW producers DJ Slip and The Unknown DJ and MC ...

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