The FBI letter sent to N.W.A. in 1989



If you’ve seen the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton you undoubtedly remember the part where Jerry Heller shows the group a letter from the FBI that referenced the song “Fuck tha Police”. According to the film, Heller was shook by being contacted by the feds, whereas the Eazy-E and the group decided to send it to the press and use it for publicity. While this letter as presented here doesn’t read as threatening as the Heller character from the movie made it seem, sending it to the press was a good promotional movie for the group and helped spark more interest in the album Straight Outta Compton.

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