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Compton's Most Wanted

Though N.W.A got most of the recognition, Compton's Most Wanted also did much to popularize and proliferate early-'90s West Coast gangsta rap. Led by future solo artist MC Eiht and legendary West Coast electro producer the Unknown DJ, this Compton, CA, group (also known as CMW) reveled in themes involving primarily guns, women, gangs, and drugs, setting the precedent for what would eventually become cliché. More importantly, the group possessed a knack for writing laid-back gangsta ballads characterized not so much by aggression but rather by languid production laced with '70s soul motifs and reflective lyrics. CMW scored their breakthrough hit in 1991 with "Growin' Up in the Hood," which was included on the popular Boyz n the Hood soundtrack. The song hit number one on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart the same week the soundtrack topped the R&B album charts. Shortly afterward, Eiht embarked on a solo career. Once his debut album, We Come Strapped (1994), debuted at number five on Billboard's chart, the rapper didn't look back, leaving his group behind for nearly a decade until they briefly reunited in the early 2000s for a comeback album and best-of collection.

Comprised of rappers Eiht and Chill MC, turntablist DJ Mike T, and producers DJ Slip and the Unknown DJ, CMW came together in 1989 and recorded a debut album, It's a Compton Thang (1990). The album was a landmark for its time, standing beside N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton (1988) as a genre-defining work. The following year they toured with fellow gangsta rappers the Geto Boys and recorded a follow-up album, Straight Checkn 'Em (1991), around the same time they were climbing the charts with "Growin' Up in the Hood," the lead single from their album that also had been included on the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack (1991). Riding atop the single's success, Straight Checkn 'Em peaked at number 26 on Billboard's R&B chart in September, signaling the group's closest brush yet with commercial success. The following year came Music to Driveby (1992), a fine album that would signal the group's dissolution.

By this point, the rap community had elevated Eiht to superstar status, and his role as an actor in the film Menace II Society (1993) only solidified his status, along with his solo contribution to the chart-topping soundtrack. And once his solo album, We Come Strapped (1994), debuted in Billboard's Top Five, he didn't look back for several years, as he continued to release one album after another. By the end of the decade, though, West Coast gangsta rap had lost much of its popularity, and Eiht's solo career reflected this. Not surprisingly, he reunited with the former members of CMW (sans the Unknown DJ) to record their first album in years, Represent (2000), an album met with little fanfare. A retrospect best-of album, When We Wuz Bangin' (2001), followed, commemorating the group's ten-year anniversary. Eiht resumed his solo career thereafter. Five years later the band would reunite once again for Music to Gang Bang, which was released by Thump. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Music To Gang Bang (Explicit)

1. Intro - Compton

2. Still A Menace

3. Music To Gang Bang

4. Ain't Thinkin About You

5. Hood Ratz

6. Shes Still A Rat

7. Come Ride With Me

8. Gangsta Biznezz

9. Radio Skit

10. We Them Gangstaz

11. Compton Compton

12. We Get Down Like That

13. We Putz In Work

14. Gots To Get High

15. Late Hight Hype 3

16. Outro - Compton

17. Mega Mix

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Track List: When We Wuz Bangin'

1. One Time Gaffled Em Up

2. Duck Sick

3. Late Night Hype

4. Whose Is It?

5. Growin' Up In Da Hood

6. I'm Wit Dat

7. N 2 Deep (Scarface)

8. Def Wish II

9. All For The Money

10. 1990-Sick (Kill 'Em All) (Spice 1)

11. Streiht Up Menace

12. Automatic

13. Days Of '89

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Track List: Music To Driveby

1. Intro

2. Hit The Floor

3. Hood Took Me Under

4. Jack Mode

5. Compton 4 Life

6. 8 Iz Enough

7. Duck Sick II

8. Dead Men Tell No Lies

9. N 2 Deep

10. Who's Xxxxing Who?

11. This Is A Gang

12. Hoodrat

13. N**gaz Strugglin

14. I Gots Ta Get Over

15. U's A B**ch

16. Another Victim

17. Def Wish II

18. Music To Driveby

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Track List: Straight Checkn 'Em

1. Intro

2. They Still Gafflin

3. Growin' Up In The Hood

4. Wanted

5. Straight Checkn' Em

6. I Don't Dance

7. Raised In Compton

8. Driveby Miss Daisy

9. Def Wish

10. Compton's Lynchin

11. Mike T's Funky Scratch

12. Can I Kill It?

13. Gangsta Shot Out

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GOLDEN AREA!!!
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MISS THOSE DAYS EVERYTHING WAS STR8......
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Compton's most wanted greatest album of all time
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Music will never be that good like those days
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This 80s an 90s rap is wat grooving Cuz C GANG A12
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Old school gangsta s**t it dont get no better than eiht
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This iss tha hard s**t whatt upp dogg $$$ mackk 10. Hand me my. SKILLL
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Mane still remember all the s**t I was doing it was going down
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Street nun n**ga
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Street mentality
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Ain't no loves out hers on tha streets remembers tha
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Stop claimin my hood thats how u get killed out hers n**ga
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Diz Goez Hord. Punk Swagg Muthafuckaz Dont Know Bout Diz Compton 4 Lyfe
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i love this 90s rap this 2016 (stuff) is garbage
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I was raised in the 80s and 90s. Real Lyrics
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That wuz real Rap....old school rap
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Formative Years
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Tru gs love
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True fans stand up
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Midwest n**gas love this s**t..90s. OG!
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Straight up classic
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I gotta give it up chyeah!
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Dope a** beat & OG rap by CMW!!
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Growing up listening to this muzik! And now that I'm older brings back memories! 90s muzik is where it is always and forever!
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I ts in my blood like that
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This the raw its
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Sick
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Keep it hood Brooklyn G
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Dope
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Eiht is my favorite G-Rapper! Then Pax
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Smb music
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Real dope
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Jeaaaaaa Mutha -fukas
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We living in tha land of tha 'Fd up $hit
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My favorite Gangsta rapper next to PAC
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Man 6rings me 6acc. Gotta 6e a god cuzz in the 90s I was a monster. On that O.G w=s Rollin nine zero. Real tru 6lu s**t. Now I'm married with 2 kids didn't think I'd see 18.
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This my song once I've abducted a little girl and about to rape a dismember and eat her
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IT'S EBK all day.. West side of San Anto
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I was a cold brother back then BGN dam it
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8HYPE AKA A -WAX!!! IN THE HOUSE. AND
THA HOODRATZZZ!! !
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N**ga f**kin with me hating on me cuz i got it like that f**kin one of they hoodrats....
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We joy riding NoW
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CMW MUSIC TO DRIVE BY...Damn this CD takes me back to the "No Worry Yearz"S**t I miss them yearz'90-'91 ' - 9 2 ' . . . S**t most the 90'$.F the new millennium!! ! ! !
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GTA: San Andreas!
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All 4 da love of da blue crip Carvr Ranchz Intl Playrz Miami S Fla
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RED N WHITE.... Ride it like you stole it..FTWMC Organized!! Yah Dig!! Your dad would beat the f**k out you if he's who you say he is Scrap.Your supposed to be the cream of the crop! HAMC. You sound like a Wigger, my pops would've smashed my face. A crip to FP HAMC. I don't even know what to say. I hold my head high. FULL THROTTLE WHITEBOYS MC CALIFORNIA. We will be on the cross country tour. See you soon in Baltimore or Pasadena.Lat e big dog
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W=S RNCG 90s NAH6ORHOOD cuzz if u ain't 6lue u ain't Cru
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