N.W.A. and the Posse: Where Are the 12 Guys from N.W.A's First Album Cover Now?

The cover of N.W.A. and the Posse, does not look like something released by the most important rap group of all time.

Actually, just looking at the photo, who would believe that some of the guys in this alleyway would change the course of popular music forever less than a year after the flashbulb popped? Who would guess these men were capable of creating their own genre of music, putting their fingerprints on nearly every hip-hop song written in the past 20 years? Who would imagine that four guys in this picture would go on to record, produce, or market records that have sold hundreds of millions of copies?

Does anyone even know who the hell all these guys are?

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Martin Cizmar
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