WESTSIDE CONNECTION GANG


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Story of the Westside Connection

Westside Connection began performing together in 1994, appearing on Mack 10's self-titled debut album, Mack 10, on the song "Westside Slaughterhouse". A few months later, the group again joined forces, this time appearing on WC's album, Curb Servin', on the song "West Up!". It was around this time the group began work on their debut album, Bow Down, which was released October 22, 1996.

Individually, Mack 10, WC and Ice Cube continued working on solo projects in between group albums. Together, as Westside Connection, they produced several songs released on film soundtracks and compilations including "Bangin'" (from West Coast Bad Boyz II), "Let It Reign" (from Thicker than Water) and "It's the Holidaze" (from Friday After Next).

On December 9, 2003 the group released their second album Terrorist Threats, hallmarked by the lead single "Gangsta Nation" produced by Fredwreck and featuring Nate Dogg. Mack 10 quit the group in 2005 due to a conflict with Ice Cube, and Westside Connection subsequently disbanded. However, Ice Cube and WC continued to collaborate, having since appeared on each other's respective albums.

Albums

Westside Connection only ever made two studio albums, the first being: Bow Down.

The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 on November 9, 1996, shipping 145,000 units. It went on to sell 1.7 million copies, certifying it Platinum by RIAA on January 10, 1997

The songs "King of the Hill", "Cross 'Em Out and Put a 'K", and "Hoo Bangin'" (WSCG Style) are all disses to Cypress Hill, but today they have no beef.

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Their second album Terrorist Threats is the second and final studio album by the Westside Connection, released on December 9, 2003 by Hoo-Bangin' Records, Capitol Records, and EMI. The album became popular with its single "Gangsta Nation" and was certified Gold.

Keith David voices the intro track "Threat to the World," and parts of "Potential Victims" and "Gangsta Nation". The album was released in vinyl and Enhanced CD which features an interview and music video. The album debuted at #16 on Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 136,000 copies sold in the US. It has since sold 679,000 records in the US and has been certified Gold by the RIAA on January 12, 2004.


Since Westside Connection broke up when Mack 10 left the group, WC and Ice Cube has continued producing alot of music, both alone, together and with several other artists.


Today WSC is nothing but a good memory for some and good oldschool hip-hop for others.