The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One

The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One is a hip hop compilation album presented by American producer Larry "Laylaw" Goodman. The eighteen-track album features guest appearances from several notable West Coast hip hop recording artists, such as Above The Law, Coolio, Dru Down, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Kausion, K-Dee, Kokane, Luniz, L.V., Ras Kass, The Pharcyde, WC and Xzibit. Recording sessions for the album took place at Da Lawhouse Recording Studio Complex in Los Angeles, California. It was released on August 29, 1997 via Zomba Records. Audio production of the album was handled primarily by Laylaw and Derrick "D'Maq" McDowell. It peaked at number 169 on the US Billboard 200 and at number 43 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One
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Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedAugust 29, 1997
StudioDa Lawhouse Recording Studio Complex (Los Angeles, CA)
Genre
Length55:54
LabelZomba
Producer
  • André "Cool Dré" McJimson (exec.)
  • Laylaw (also exec.)
  • D'Maq

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Rap Pages(positive)[2]
The Source     [3]
XXL     [4]

Rap Pages "...The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One showcases different styles of hip hop that are currently being perfected in the L.A. metro area, as well as adding a little Bay area flavor from the Luniz and Dru Down...."[2]

The Source "...As with most compilations of this sort, it's not surprising that this album is laced with hit-and-miss material..."[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Entrace" (featuring Coolio & Kokane)Laylaw1:47
2."Arch Angles" (featuring Ras Kass & Xzibit)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
3:57
3."Give It Up" (featuring WC)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:02
4."Legal Paper" (featuring Ice Cube)Laylaw4:16
5."Spank That Ass" (featuring Phat Freddie)Laylaw1:17
6."Your Hustle Ain't On" (featuring Ice-T)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
3:56
7."One Way In" (featuring Go Mack)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
3:54
8."Lil' Sumpin'" (featuring Kausion)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:11
9."Drank Break" (featuring Barney Rubble)Laylaw0:48
10."Live Yo Life" (featuring Luniz & Dru Down)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:22
11."You Might Get Stuck" (featuring Above The Law)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:34
12."Phalosmode" (featuring Phalos)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:18
13."Housin'" (featuring 8ball)Laylaw0:27
14."World Wide" (featuring K-Dee)Laylaw3:57
15."Westcyde 242" (featuring The Pharcyde)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
4:20
16."I Just Wanna Play" (featuring L.V.)
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq
3:14
17."Phat Chance" (featuring Phat Freddie)Laylaw0:33
18."Exit" (featuring Kokane)Laylaw2:01
Total length:55:54
Sample credits

PersonnelEdit

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 169
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Lawhouse Experience, Vol. 1 – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". Rap Pages: 95. October, 1997.
  3. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". The Source: 180. October, 1997.
  4. ^ Magnum, Moses. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". XXL: 153. August, 1997.
  5. ^ "Lil' Sumpin' by Kausion on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Westcyde 242 by The Pharcyde on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Various Artists The Lawhouse Experience Volume One Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Various Artists The Lawhouse Experience Volume One Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved August 25, 2018.

External linksEdit

The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One at Discogs (list of releases)