Nina Gordon "Straight Outta Compton"

It’s amazing how this N.W.A. classic has managed to dodge a folky reworking until now. Former Veruca Salt singer Nina Gordon handles one of hip-hop’s fiercest anthems with her kid gloves and a lonesome guitar. Though it’s hard to deny this is nothing more than a desperate case of novelty fever by the long-time absent singer, it’s also hard to deny how enjoyable it is to hear her delicate voice sing a lyric like "Goin’ off on a motherfucker like that with a gat that’s pointed at yo ass.” (www.ninagordon.com/audio/straightouttacompton.mp3)