On both the 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin'[?] and the 1991 album Efil4zaggin[?] ("Niggaz 4 Life" spelled backward), Dr. Dre created dense, funky sonic landscapes (which presaged his innovative G funk sound), together with Eazy E's humorous lyrics and Ice Cube's socially charged raps, kept NWA at the top of the hip hop charts.
Members of the band included:
as well as
who is recognized as a pioneer of west coast electro funk (see also Egyptian Lover). He left NWA after Straight Outta Compton and went on to produce his highly innovative album Brother Rab[?]. Its style was defined by a German critic as a synthesis between Curtis Mayfield and Kraftwerk.
After the band split Dre had a highly successful career as both a rapper and record producer for the likes of Snoop Doggy Dogg and Eminem. Ice Cube was successful as both a rapper and film actor. Eazy E died in 1995 from an AIDS related illness.