WWF Aggression is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on March 21, 2000 by Priority Records, it features entrance music of WWE wrestlers re-recorded by various hip hop artists and groups. The album was a commercial success, charting at number eight on the US Billboard 200.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||March 21, 2000|
|Genre||Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Rap rock|
|World Wrestling Federation chronology|
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of music website AllMusic categorised WWF Aggression in hip hop genres such as hardcore hip hop and gangsta rap, describing it as "straight-ahead hardcore rap, targeted at WWF's audience." Six of the album's 13 tracks were produced by Binky of West Coast hip hop duo Allfrumtha I, with other producers including Jam Master Jay and Rockwilder.
WWF Aggression was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number eight on the US Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart; in Canada, it reached number six on the Canadian Albums Chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units, and was also certified gold by Music Canada and silver by the British Phonographic Industry.
Music website AllMusic awarded the album three out of five stars. Writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine proposed that "since [the album] is targeted at [WWF's] male adolescent audience, it's just thuggish without being particularly inventive." He highlighted the track "Wreck" by Kool Keith and Ol' Dirty Bastard, but also claimed that it "doesn't really live up to expectations." Describing the material as "blunt hip-hop that isn't as brutal as it appears," Erlewine concluded that the album "will only be of interest to wrestling fans, not to hip-hop fanatics."
|1.||"The Kings & Rebels? (2000)" (performed by Run–D.M.C. and Chris Warren)||D-Generation X, McMahon-Helmsley Faction.||3:50 & 2:55|
|2.||"Wreck" (performed by Kool Keith and Ol' Dirty Bastard)||Mankind||3:11|
|3.||"Know Your Role" (performed by Method Man)||The Rock||3:15|
|4.||"Hell Yeah" (performed by Snoop Dogg and WC)||Stone Cold Steve Austin||3:37|
|5.||"No Chance" (performed by Redman and Rock featuring Peanut Butter Wolf)||Vince McMahon||4:16|
|6.||"I Won't Stop" (performed by C-Murder featuring Magic)||Gangrel||3:15|
|7.||"Big Red Machine" (performed by Tha Eastsidaz)||Kane||3:59|
|8.||"Break Down the Walls" (performed by R.A. the Rugged Man)||Chris Jericho||3:44|
|9.||"You Ain't Hard" (performed by Bad Azz and Techniec)||The New Age Outlaws||3:41|
|10.||"Pimpin' Ain't Easy" (performed by Ice-T)||The Godfather||3:11|
|11.||"Game" (performed by Mystikal and Ras Kass)||Triple H||3:58|
|12.||"Big" (performed by Mack 10, K Mac and Boo Kapone featuring MC Eiht)||Big Show||3:54|
|13.||"Ministry" (performed by Dame Grease presents Meeno)||The Undertaker||3:28|
|US Billboard 200||8|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||10|
|Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)||6|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
|^shipments figures based on certification alone|
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "WWF Aggression - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- WWF Aggression (Media notes). World Wrestling Federation. Priority Records. 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)
- "WWF Aggression - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- "RIAA Gold & Platinum Search "WWF"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- "Gold/Platinum Search "WWF"". Music Canada. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Note: User must manually search for album title in order to see results.