TODAY IN HIP-HOP HISTORY: N.W.A.’S SECOND LP ‘100 MILES AND RUNNIN’ TURNS 30!
Written by Randy C on August 14, 2020
On this date in 1990, “the world’s most dangerous group” dropped their second album and only EP, 100 Miles And Runnin on the Ruthless/Priority label.
This was also the first release by N.W.A. sans their lead songwriter and most celebrated emcee O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson after a contract dispute forced the now famed rapper/actor to make his infamous departure from the group. This 5-track project was the first to throw a dart in the beef between Ice Cube and N.W.A., which led to the Cube’s legendary “No Vaseline” diss.
Even without Cube, 100 Miles reached platinum status in just under two years and for the first time, the crew could actually thank radio play for helping to push the album.
The EP’s title track is probably the most memorable of the project, being that the songs appear on the EP as well as the on N.W.A’s Greatest Hits. “Real Niggaz”, one of the project’s most celebrated b-sides, also appeared on the group’s final album, Niggaz4Life.
Salute to Dj Yella, Mc Ren, Dr. Dre and the late Eazy -E for this timeless piece of Hip Hop history!