If the Straight Outta Compton film is a poignant look at the history of one of the West Coast’s best rap crews, the soundtrack is an equally-important trek through their influences and history. Mixed in with N.W.A. staples like “Dopeman (remix),” “Fuck tha Police,” and others, we get solo cuts like Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline” and Eazy E’s “We Want Eazy.” For an added bonus, you also get Left Coast gems like Parliament’s “Flash Light,” Steve Arrington’s “Weak at the Knees,” and Snoop and Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A G Thang.” Essential California bangers. —khal