N.W.A. and the Posse is a 1987 Macola Records release that compiled various Dr. Dre-produced tracks and was marketed as an album by N.W.A. It includes previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, and Rappinstine. The cover photo is the same as N.W.A's "Panic Zone" single and features people who do not appear on the record. The album peaked at #39 on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
On the album cover, their group name has a period at the end, while in later albums, it does not.
N.W.A. and the Posse was re-released the same year by Ruthless Records, substituting another N.W.A song for the one by Rappinstine. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.
The 1989 re-release replaced "Scream" with N.W.A's "A Bitch Iz a Bitch", which was already released as a b-side on their 1989 single "Express Yourself", and on some reissues of their 1988 album Straight Outta Compton.