Daz Dilinger and Ice Cube, 1995
uncle luke’s skybox at the super bowl (miami, fl) photo by j lash The N.W.A family tree has so many branches that only a small handful of rappers from L.A. can say they got into the game by their own merit without some kind of N.W.A affiliation or cosign. In this photo, you have two of the bigger names that grew from that tree. Ice Cube is the first fruit to literally fall from the N.W.A tree. He left the group in 1989 over contract disputes, claiming that he didn’t receive proper compensation for writing over half of N.W.A’s landmark album Straight Outta Compton as well as rhymes on Eazy-E’s solo debut. Daz is attached to the N.W.A tree through his work at Dr. Dre’s former company/label home Death Row records. Daz also left the label while fueding over compensation.
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Ozone West #67 - May 2008