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Southwest Riders is a compilation presented by American rappers E-40 and B-Legit. It was released August 26, 1997 on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. The album features production by Bosko, DJ Paul, Juicy J, KLC, The Legendary Traxster, Sam Bostic, Studio Ton and T-Mix. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 23 on the Billboard 200.[1] The album features performances by Richie Rich, UGK, A-1, WC, 3X Krazy, Luniz, Celly Cel, Eightball & MJG, Twista and Brotha Lynch Hung.

Southwest Riders
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Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 1997
GenreWest Coast Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
LabelJive, Sick Wid It
ProducerAlkatraz Productions, Big Rick, B-Legit (exec.), Bosko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Clint "Payback" Sands, Crazy C, DJ Paul, DJ Terraffying, D-Shot, E-40 (exec.), Gangsta, The Governor, Juicy J, KLC, K-Lou, Komacauszy, The Legendary Traxster, Levitti, Lil Ant, Phonk Beta, Pimp C, Race, Reg, Sam Bostic, Swoop G, Studio Ton, T-Mix, Tombstone
Sick Wid It compilation chronology
The Hogg in Me
Southwest Riders
Sick Wid It's Greatest Hits

A music video was produced for the song, "Yay Deep",[2] featuring E-40, B-Legit and Richie Rich.

The song, "Represent" was also released as a music video[3] to promote the compilation and later appeared on A-1's debut album, Mash Confusion. The video features cameo appearances by E-40, B-Legit, Celly Cel and Suga-T.

The song, "N.S.R.", was also released on The Mossie's 1997 debut album, Have Heart Have Money.


Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [4]
Rap Pages(positive)[5]
RapReviews          [6]
The Source     [7]

Allmusic – "Southwest Riders is a fine collection of bass-driven Southern hip-hop. The individual artists aren't important -- the deep, rumbling bass grooves are, and they keep rolling throughout the entire collection, making it a worthwhile acquisition for bass-heads."[4]

Rap Pages – "...a 28-song rainbow of gangsterism lifestyles..."[5]

RapReviews – "...over 54 rappers combining for a near perfect double album. A few weaker tracks prevent this compilation from being flawless...Even 11 years later this compilation is still worth the price of admission. Perhaps mere coincidence or possibly a testament to the...scouting talent, you'll find that the bulk of the contributors are still dropping albums and still relevant in the game."[6]

The Source – "...a fitting introduction to some of the lesser known hustlers on the grind....Southwest Riders is a double album that is sure to satisfy long-time reality rap fiends..."[7]

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

# Title Performers Producer
1 "Intro" Herm Race, Reg
2 "Represent" A-1 Sam Bostic
3 "Walk With Me" WC, CJ Mac Clint "Payback" Sands
4 "Get Cha Mind Right" Mystikal KLC
5 "Big Bank" Mr. Malik Sam Bostic
6 "Paystyle" 918 DJ Terraffying
7 "Call The Coroner" 3X Krazy Sam Bostic
8 "Cop Stories" Graveyard Shift Tombstone
9 "Capable" Luniz Bosko
10 "Flashin'" Cydal, Swoop G The Governor, Swoop G
11 "Ain't Fuckin' Around" Ska-Face Al Kapone Alkatraz Productions
12 "Respect It" Celly Cel K-Lou
13 "On Top of the World" The Comrads Gangsta
14 "Bad Bitches" Suga-T, The Conscious Daughters Levitti, Big Rick
15 "Playa Haters" San Quinn, Messy Marv K-Lou

Disc twoEdit

# Title Performers Producer
1 "Mean Green" Mean Green
2 "Dis Year" Tela Crazy C
3 "Yay Deep" E-40, B-Legit, Richie Rich Studio Ton
4 "N.S.R." The Mossie, Celly Cel Studio Ton
5 "Hiside" UGK Pimp C
6 "About My Money" Calvin-T Sam Bostic
7 "Evil Ways" Komacauszy, The Lost Mob Komacauszy
8 "Niggas Talk Shit" Eightball & MJG T-Mix
9 "After Dollars No Cents" Master P, Silkk the Shocker K-Lou
10 "Y'all My Nugz" Twista The Legendary Traxster
11 "Tremendous" Brotha Lynch Hung, Sicx, D-Dub, Tall Can Brotha Lynch Hung, Phonk Beta
12 "Who Do I Trust" D-Shot, The Mossie D-Shot
13 "Threesixafix" Three 6 Mafia DJ Paul, Juicy J
14 "Load Unload" Chilla Pertilla (Tha Chilla), Dope Spot Lil Ant
15 "Getto Tales" Cougnut, Baldhead Rick Sam Bostic

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1997)[1] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 23
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2


  1. ^ a b ((( Southwest Riders > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ E-40, B-Legit and Richie Rich - "Yay Deep" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  3. ^ A-1 - "Represent" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  4. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. Review: Southwest Riders. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
  5. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: Southwest Riders". Rap Pages: 178. October, 1997.
  6. ^ a b Hernandez, Pedro 'DJ Complejo'. Review: Southwest Riders. Retrieved on 2010-02-14.
  7. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: Southwest Riders". The Source: 178. October, 1997.

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