The pioneers of this gangsta shit. During the late '80s L.A. gangs and the police force were in a constant struggle. Decked out in all black, N.W.A were sort of the Black Panthers of hip-hop. They did more than glorify street life; they represented a people who were willing to fight back and say what was on their minds. Upon the release of "Fuck tha Police," the song immediately caused controversy because of the suggestive lyrics. Murdering police shouldn't be condoned, but neither should the use of excessive force. —Angel Diaz