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Best of Westside

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Founded amidst pure hip-hop drama, quintessential Los Angeles supergroup Westside Connection (made up of Ice Cube, W.C., and Mack 10) is an incarnate culmination of the mid-1990s war of words between the East and West coasts. The crew's debut release, BOW DOWN, was a dramatic grab at industry dominance--a street manifesto of L.A.-centric gangsta-ism that called out everyone from B-Real and DJ Muggs to Q-Tip and Common. THE BEST OF WESTSIDE CONNECTION features 18 deep tracks, many of which are taken from BOW DOWN (as well as that album's follow-up, TERRORIST THREATS). The set also contains a few tight gems off of Mack 10's solo albums, and shows Westside Connection to be one of the most talented groups of the '90s.

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