Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Compton

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List of Compton bands, listed by their level of fame. This Compton musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Compton bands are included, as well as many Compton musicians of underground status. This list of Compton musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Compton bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list is made up of bands like Dr. Dre and N.W.A.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Compton?" or "What is a list of Compton bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (33 items)

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton that is widely considered to have been among the earliest and most significant popularizers of the gangsta rap and west coast hip hop subgenres ...more

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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Gangsta rap Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta ...more

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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid 1990's with his ...more

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Contemporary R&B Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one ...more

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Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Keyshia Cole is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California, and her career began when she met MC Hammer at the ...more

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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of his own record label Villain Entertainment. His ...more

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DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Rock music, G-funk David Marvin Blake, better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. According to Quik himself, his stage name reflects his ability to produce records ...more

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Krist Novoselic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Noise rock, Rock music Krist Anthony Novoselic is an American rock musician. He was the bassist and co-founder of the grunge band Nirvana. After Nirvana disbanded following the death of singer Kurt Cobain, Novoselic ...more

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MC Eiht is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk Aaron Tyler, better known by his stage name MC Eiht, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. His stage name was partly inspired by the numeral in KRS-One's name. He ...more

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Spider Loc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop Curtis Williams, more commonly known as Spider Loc is an American rapper and actor. He is currently signed to G-Unit Records. Loc is also the CEO of G-Unit West.

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Keb' Mo' is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues Keb' Mo' is a three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Robbie Brooks Moore. He ...more

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Dresta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop Andre DeSean Wicker, better known by his stage name Dresta, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the older ...more

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2nd II None is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, G-funk, West Coast hip hop 2nd II None is a rap group from Compton, California. It consist of cousins KK and Gangsta D.

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B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk Al Hassan Naqiyy, better known by his stage name B.G. Knocc Out, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the ...more

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H.W.A. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music H.W.A. is an American all-female hip hop trio, composed of Jazz, Diva and Baby Girl. They were active between 1989 and 1994, and reformed in April 2012. They gained exposure after they were ...more

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Guerilla Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
West Coast hip hop Charles Williamson is better known by his stage name Guerilla Black is a rapper from Compton, California. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He came to fame after releasing his debut album ...more

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Tweedy Bird Loc is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop Richard Johnson, better known by his stage name Tweedy Bird Loc, is an American rapper from Compton, California. Tweedy and producer Ronnie Phillips organized hip hop project Bloods & Crips, ...more

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King Tee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop Roger McBride, mostly known as King Tee, is an American West Coast Hip hop rapper from Compton, California. Emerging as one of Compton's earliest hip hop artists. He was signed to Capitol ...more

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Hi-C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Pop rap, West Coast hip hop Hi-C is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with DJ Quik and AMG.

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Arabian Prince is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro Mike Lezan, better known by his stage name Arabian Prince, is an American rapper and hip hop producer, best known for being an original member of the rap group, N.W.A.

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Menajahtwa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Menajahtwa was a female rap duo from Compton, California composed of female rappers Spice and Royal T. They were signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in the 1990s.

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Antoine Carraby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, G-funk Antoine Carraby, better known by his stage name DJ Yella, is an American DJ, music producer, and film director from Compton, California. He was a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru along ...more

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Greydon Square is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap music Greydon Square is an American rapper. He is a former U.S. Army soldier and Iraq War veteran who is also an outspoken atheist. He promotes discussion on philosophical issues.

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AMG is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music Jason Lewis better known by his stage name AMG, is a rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California. He is known for his sexually explicit lyrics, ...more

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Compton's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk Compton's Most Wanted was an American gangsta rap group and one of the pioneers of the West Coast Hip Hop scene. The leader of the group was MC Eiht.

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MC Chill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
West Coast hip hop Tha Chill is a co-founder of the Compton based hip hop group, Compton's Most Wanted, along with the frontman MC Eiht. During his childhood, Chill dropped out of highschool and hooked up with the ...more

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Kevyn B. Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music Kevyn B. Carter is a rapper and an actor.

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Andre Manuel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Electro hop, Electro, Gangsta rap The Unknown DJ, born Andre Manuel, is one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. His productions had a strong electro feel, amongst them "Basstronic", "808 Beats" and ...more

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C.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop C.I.A. was a hip hop group, which consisted of K-Dee, Sir Jinx and Ice Cube. The group began playing at parties organized by Dr. Dre, a member of a popular local hip-hop group called World Class ...more

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Mausberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
West Coast hip hop

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World Class Wreckin' Cru is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro hop World Class Wreckin' Cru was an electro group, best known for its contributions to early rap and its association with Dr. Dre.

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The Fixxers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Compton
Hip hop music, Pop music, Crunk The Fixxers is a hip hop supergroup formed in late 2006 by two Compton-based West Coast rap veterans DJ Quik and AMG. Quik and AMG had worked together some years earlier when Quik produced some ...more