... we just never got an entire album from it. The song above was featured on the soundtrack to the 2000 film Next Friday, so imagine my surprise if you were to tell me it somehow wasn't on your radar. Another song, simply titled "Hello," surfaced on Ice Cube's War & Peace Vol. 2 the same year.
Again, how could you miss it?
While it wouldn't have been a full-on N.W.A. reunion, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre teased the idea of a joint album called Heltah Skeltah for a few years in the mid-'90s, going so far as to release a single that appeared on the Murder Was The Case soundtrack. There's even an official video ...
... complete with that obligatory movie wraparound bullshit that every big-budget rap video loved to use back then.
The best way to improve a great song is with three extra minutes of scripted dialogue.
Unfortunately, that album never materialized either.
In 2002, Dre put the definitive kibosh on any hopes for an N.W.A reunion during an interview with MTV. It's hard to say if the renewed interest in the group's music brought on by the success of Straight Outta Compton will have any bearing on that, but even if it does, given Dre's usual release schedule, expect several years and several generations of Beats by Dre headphones to come and go before we ever get a chance to hear it.