Producer Ant Banks On Paying Tribute To N.W.A.

Fat Joe, Silkk the Shocker, Big Punisher, Mack 10 and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be among the artists rapping on the "N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton, 10th Anniversary Tribute" record, which pays homage to the seminal gangsta rap kingpins N.W.A.

The beats for the record are being provided by producer Ant Banks, who's handled sessions for the likes of Too Short, E-40, Spice 1 and Dru Down, who told the MTV Radio Network that laying down the beats was "an honor."

"It was flattering for N.W.A. to be looked at as the originators of hardcore gangster rap," Banks explained, "and with this project, everyone can recognize and show appreciation for the music they created."

Other artists coming out to pay tribute to N.W.A include Westside Connection's WC, Coolio, MC Eiht and King T.