Straight Outta Compton to Ottawa with DJ Yella

Posted: September 23, 2015 in
Written by: Chizzle


Written by Chizzle
Photos by Andrew Lessard

Fresh off the recent success of the NWA biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, DJ Yella embarked on a short Canadian tour including sold out cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Fredricton. The first stop on the tour, most appropriately, was the capital city– Ottawa. After landing in Ottawa early in the morning, Yella was amped to see his Canadian fans. The crowd was intimate for Ritual Nightclub, but valuable nonetheless. Alongside local heavyweights Dj So Nice, Jon Deck and Dj Ray Ray, Yella performed a late set laden with NWA tracks. Being such an important story, it’s no surprise that fans were riding the wave of excitement surrounding the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie and getting to see one of the faces of where NWA all started in person is nothing short of legendary.

The Author: Chizzle

Chelsea is Envy Magazine's owner. She has had a passion for hip hop at a young age and has since made it her life's career dream. Since 2008, Chelsea has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing a majority of her work on hip hop music and culture. She has photographed and interviewed many high profile artists from OG's like Obie Trice, Rakim, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to new-age cats like Action Bronson, Rich Homie Quan, and Yelawolf. Follow on IG: @chizzlephotodesign