C.W.A

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C.W.A
Straight Outta Singapore
Straight Outta Singapore
Background information
Origin Singapore
Genre(s) Rap
Years active 1986-1991
Label(s) Unknown
Former members
Chinky-E
Dr. Ghey
Cold Sphere
MC Lamchop
DJ Jizzy Jeff
Chinese Prince

“They all look the same!”

~ Oscar Wilde on C.W.A

C.W.A (the initialism for: "Chiggaz With Attitude") was a Singapore-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring - yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone. Their second album, Straight Outta Singapore, marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. Great Wall of China ranked C.W.A 3rd on their list of the "100 Worst Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Ghey, Cold Sphere, Chinky-E and MC Lamchop would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists. Chinky-E died in 1995 from an MSG overdose.

Discography[edit]

  • C.W.A. and the Pussay (1987)
  • Straight Outta Singapore (1988)
  • 10 Yards and Sprintin' (1990)
  • Back2skool (1991)

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