N.W.A. and the Posse is a compilation album released on November 6, 1987 by Macola Records. The album is composed of 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. According to original N.W.A member Arabian Prince, the album is a bootleg. He claimed that it was originally an N.W.A EP consisting of about four tracks, and that other tracks were put in by Macola Records after N.W.A left Macola, and Macola sold it as an album.
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.