Capitol/Priority is putting in their bid for a share of what industry insiders hope are strong fourth quarter sales. The label, which served as a distributor for Ruthless Records, will release an expanded edition of N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton, to commemorate the album’s 20 year anniversary. This anniversary edition features a live version of “Compton’s N The House” as well as cover tracks by Snoop Dogg and C-Murder, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mack 10 and WC.
Capitol/Priority will also release a posthumous collection work from Eazy-E entitled Featuring…Eazy-E. The album contains four previously out of print tracks, including some rare collaborations with DJ Quik before Eazy died of complications from AIDS in 1995. Both albums are scheduled for a December 4 release.