A coalition of prominent west coast hip-hop stars who came together to preach the word of unity, and raise funds for inner-city youth projects. Some of the participants included Hammer, Eazy-E, Above The Law, Def Jef, Digital Underground, Young MC, Tone Loc, NWA, Michel’le, Oaktown’s 3-5-7, Ice-T and King Tee. The album’s title, which also reached number 35 in the Billboard charts as a single, referred heavily to the gang warfare in areas like South Central and Compton. A touch ironic, perhaps, when so many of the contributors were perceived by ‘outsiders’ as having exacerbated these problems with their gangsta rap mythology.
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