David Blunkett has made comments linking " appalling " gangsta rap lyrics with gun crime.
N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton album is one of rap's quintessential albums, marking the beginning the West Coast sound and gangsta rap.
Though the album was controversial at the time of its release, it is now considered a rap classic and another landmark moment in the birth of the gangsta rap movement which would so influence hip hop in the 1990s and beyond.
As a producer, he contributed to gangsta rap classics like Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle.
Featuring another rap legend, Pete Rock, The World Is Yours is smart, challenging, and like 2Pac, an example of mixing the gritty realism of gangsta rap with lyrics that wouldn't be out of place in a literary textbook.