N.W.A. GROUP TIMELINE
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N.W.A. is unofficially formed with members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince and DJ Yella.
March 3: Eazy-E meets his future business partner and future manager, Jerry Heller.
July 9: Eazy-E disbanded the street duo "Eazy-E & Ron-De-Vu" (duo's songs in "N.W.A. And The Posse were: L.A. Is The Place & Fat Girl"). After he explained to Ron-De-Vu that he has a real group now, Ron-De-Vu started doing music with Alonzo Williams and Cli-N-Tel.
November 6: N.W.A releases their first album, though only 4 songs of 11 are performed by N.W.A.
November: N.W.A with all six members and starts a 14-date national tour on the bill with UTFO, Salt & Pepa and Heavy D.
February: MC Ren and The D.O.C. join the N.W.A., Ren as a rapper and D.O.C. as a writer.
July: Ruthless Records cuts a deal with Atco Records to distibute products by JJ Fad and Michel'le.
August: N.W.A releases its first official album, Straight Outta Compton, which eventually sells 3 million units.
September: Music channel MTV bannes N.W.A's music video "Straight Outta Compton," claiming the clip, a re-creation of a police gang sweep of black teens, "glorified violence". Eazy-E releases solo album "Eazy-Duz-It, " which eventually sells more than 2.5 million copies.
June 19: Members of N.W.A are arrested for performing "Fuck Tha Police" on stage.
August 20: The D.O.C. falls asleep while behind the wheel of a car and gets into a serious accident. He loses his voice as a result of the accident.
August: A 16 year old woman says that she was raped after a concert in Birmingham, Alaska. In a later civil suit she claims she had a daughter as a result of being raped by N.W.A. member Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson on a tour bus after the concert.
September: FBI sends a letter to Ruthless Records and its parent company Priority Records, warning the group that the agency didn't take kindly to the single "Fuck Tha Police"
December: Ice Cube leaves N.W.A. after financial problems and several conflicts with their manager Jerry Heller and Eazy-E.
August: N.W.A. releases EP 100 Miles And Runnin', which eventually sells 500,000 copies.
September: WaxWorks, a 110-store, Kentucky basedretail chain, pulls 100 Miles and Runnin' from its store shelves and refuses to sell it due to its explicit references to oral sex and gang violence.
November: Fox TV rap video show "Pump It Up" runs a segment on N.W.A in which it crosscut between members of the group badmouthing Ice Cube and a interview Ice Cube saying insulting things about them.
January 27: N.W.A.'s member Dr. Dre runs into "Pump It Up" host Dee Barnes at a record release party in Los Angeles and gets into a physical confrintation with her.
February: Barnes files criminal charges against Andre "Dr. Dre" Young for "assault and battery" and files a $22.7 million lawsuit against Dre and the members of N.W.A. The civil case is eventually settled outside of court.
May 29: N.W.A releases Efil4zaggin, which eventually sells more than one million copies.
June 22: Efil4zaggin becomes the first gangsta rap album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
July: Dr. Dre leaves N.W.A. after financial problems and several conflicts with their manager Heller.
August: N.W.A. breaks up.
August: Dr. Dre formes Death Row Records with former bodyguard Suge Knight.
August: Eazy-E files a state court complaint against Dr. Dre, Death Row Records executive Marion "Suge" Knight and rap artist The D.O.C. that alleges the defendants used "duress" and "menace" to get Eazy-E to void his exclusive contracts with Dre and The D.O.C. The case is still pending.
September: Eazy-E cancels his second solo album "Temperory Insanity" after refusing to pay Dr. Dre his part. (Dr. Dre was producer in this album.)
September: Eazy-E removes songs from this album which were produced by Dr. Dre and renames the album 5150: Home 4 Tha Sick.
Ice Cube reunites with Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre and Ice Cube put out Natural Born Killaz.
Eazy-E passes away due to complications with the A.I.D.S. virus.
MC Ren joins Dr. Dre and Ice Cube in Miami
They record a song called "This is the Final Cut" as a way to bring back their notoriety
Dr. Dre and the group reunite with Yella live on stage and begin touring with Eminem and Snoop Dogg
Reunion tracks, "Chin Check" and "Hello" are put on Next Friday's soundtrack
April 15: Yella turns down invitation to record album with N.W.A.
June 4: Group releases "M.V.P.", a 21 track mix tape that also reunites them with The D.O.C.
December 12: N.W.A. announces recording of a new album that they planned to release before they broke up in 1991, called "This 1'z 4 You".
The D.O.C. is said to officially join N.W.A. along with Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and MC Ren and will help promote their album released in 2007.
Dr Dre, Ice Cube and Lil' Eazy (son of Eazy E) record a track together for Lil Eazy's new album, dedicating it to his late father.
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