Saturday, August 15, 2015

Axl Rose's Legendary N.W.A. & Nirvana Caps

Dr Dre says Axl Rose wearing N.W.A cap made him realise hip-hop legends had made it

The member of the pioneering group admitted the Guns N' Roses frontman's style choice helped him appreciate their success

Dr .Dre says Axl Rose wearing a cap made him realize NWA had made it

Dr. Dre has pinpointed the moment he realised N.W.A had made it out of Compton.

The star - whose life and career with the pioneering hip-hop group is being portrayed in new movie Straight Outta Compton - has admitted Axl Rose helped him see that they had made it.

Asked when he first knew they were more than local stars, he told Billboard: "When I saw Axl Rose wearing an N.W.A cap in one of his videos."

Although the Guns N' Roses frontman helped Dre realise how far they'd come, his collaborator Ice Cube has also pointed out the influence his own group had on pop culture as a whole.

W. Axl Rose — a Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame frontman w/ many talents & vintage hats

He discussed the importance of N.W.A - which also featured MC Ren, DJ Yella and the late Easy-E - in the way people pushed boundaries.

Cube explained: "There were no other examples of artists not doing it the square way.

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

"We became examples for not only musicians, but for shows like South Park, even the reality shows where they’re bleeping out words.

"We started that on the radio - bleeping out words - but the rawness wasn’t in the world until N.W.A said it was OK for you to be yourself. There’s the world before N.W.A, and the world after."

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures has offered to support cinemas airing the biopic by providing extra security following rumblings of possible violence. — Alistair McGeorge | Mirror


Although the beef between Guns N' Roses and Nirvana has been heavily documented, Rose was initially a big fan of Nirvana — and even asked the revolutionary Seattle grunge band to play w/ them on a couple of occasions during their Use Your Illusion Tour.

♫ Feel my, my, my serpentine ♫

However, Cobain detested Guns N’ Roses — he loathed their rock star antics and what they stood for, and declined the offer. Although both bands were signed to Geffen Records, the disdain for one another continued to grow and their beef became stuff of rock legend.

Axl Rose dons a Nirvana cap during an interview in 1991 — perhaps the legendary rocker is a
purveyor of historic groups

And if you don't know, now you know [bleep]!

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