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Straight Outta Compton

Compton |  Long Beach | Southgate

Home of Gangsta Rap

Rosecrans Boulevard is where gangsta rappers perfected their street poetry. Compton is just 10 square miles but is the birthplace to more than 30 mega musical stars who founded West Coast rap. 


History in the Making

Black Cowboys, Crips and Bloods served as the beat that inspired the lyrics and soul of gangsta' rap and hip-hop. 

We will show you why Ice Cube and Eazy E became "Ni**as with Attitudes" (NWAs) and the place where DJ Quik felt that "Summer Breeze."


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