Westside Connection

Westside Connection

Biography

Westside Connection was an American West coast hip hop and gangsta rap supergroup formed by Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10. The group's debut album, Bow Down, reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in 1996, going platinum that year.

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!". Around this time the group began working on their debut album, Bow Down, which was released October 22, 1996. 

Individually, Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10 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.

Discography

Westside Connection - Bow Down

Westside Connection - Bow Down

Priority Records1996
Westside Connection - Terrorist Threats

Westside Connection - Terrorist Threats

Capitol Records2003
Westside Connection - The Best Of

Westside Connection - The Best Of

Priority Records2007

Guest Appearances

The Comrads - The Comrads
  • Westside Connect OG's

The Comrads - The Comrads

Street Life Records1997
Mack 10 - The Paper Route
  • Nobody

Mack 10 - The Paper Route

Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records2000

Compilations

Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz II
  • Bangin'

Various - Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz II

No Limit Records, Priority Records1997
Ice Cube - Featuring...Ice Cube
  • Bow Down

Ice Cube - Featuring... Ice Cube

Priority Records1997
Thicker Than Water
  • Let It Reign

Various - Thicker Than Water

Priority Records1999
The N.W.A. Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998
  • Bow Down

Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998

Priority Records1999
Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party
  • Let It Reign

Various - Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party

Priority Records2000
Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz Vol. 3: Poppin’ Collars
  • Nobody

Various - Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz Vol. 3: Poppin’ Collars

No Limit Records2001
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits
  • Bow Down

Ice Cube - Greatest Hits

Priority Records2001
The N.W.A. Legacy 2
  • Gangstas Make The World Go Round

Various - The N.W.A Legacy 2

Priority Records, Capitol Records2002
Friday After Next - Original Soundtrack
  • It's The Holidaze

Various - Friday After Next - Original Soundtrack

Hollywood Records2002
Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef
  • Westside Slaughterhouse

Various - Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef

Strange Music2003
Mack 10 - Ghetto Gutter And Gangsta
  • Lights Out

Mack 10 - Ghetto Gutter And Gangsta

Bungalo Records2003
Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.
  • Terrorist Threat

Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.

Koch Records2003
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1
  • Gangsta Nation

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1

DPG Recordz2005
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • Bow Down

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI2008
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • The Gangsta, The Killa And The Dope Dealer

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records2010
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • Gangstas Make The World Go Round

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records2010