Alwayz into Somethin'
"Alwayz Into Somethin'" is a song by American hip hop group N.W.A, performed by Dr. Dre and MC Ren featuring Admiral D. It is the lead single from their second studio album, Niggaz4Life. The song also appeared on the N.W.A's Greatest Hits album and The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge.
|"Alwayz Into Somethin'"|
|Single by N.W.A featuring Admiral Dancehall|
|from the album Niggaz4Life|
|B-side||"Appetite for Destruction"|
|Released||April 15, 1991|
|Genre||G-funk, Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop, political hip hop, Horrorcore|
|Songwriter(s)||Andre Young, Lorenzo Patterson, Tracy Curry|
|Producer(s)||Dr. Dre, DJ Yella|
|N.W.A singles chronology|
The song is an early example of G-funk produced by Dr. Dre. His commercially successful solo debut, The Chronic, further developed the subgenre with beats, samples, and instrumentation similar to the one used in "Alwayz into Somethin'". The song was featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the West Coast gangsta rap station, Radio Los Santos.
In a part of the lyrics, M.C. Ren disses O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson in the line, "Dre I was speakin' to your bitch O'Shea", referring to Ice Cube leaving the group over royalty disputes.
In the music video, N.W.A's members are shown shoplifting, stealing cars, shooting at rival gang members, blowing things up, being arrested and thrown in jail, and generally making a nuisance of themselves. The video depicts scenes of murder and gang violence. The D.O.C. makes a cameo appearance.