The first track in eight years by gangsta-rap pioneers N.W.A will
be released Dec. 14 on the soundtrack to the Ice Cube comedy "Next
Friday," Jackie Osae-Asare, a spokesperson for Priority Records, said.
Original members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, M.C. Ren and DJ
Yella all appear on the track, "Chin Check," with Dr. Dre
protégé Snoop Dogg in place of Eazy-E, who
died of AIDS in 1995. Osae-Asare said the group recorded the new song as
a favor to Ice Cube, who wrote and directed the sequel to 1995's "Friday."
She said the group has not decided whether to record a reunion album,
though Dr. Dre told MTV News last week that the group would release
an album called Not Those N***as Again sometime next year. A
spokesperson for Dre could not be reached for comment.