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Westside Connection was an American West Coast hip hop and gangsta rap supergroup formed by Mack 10, WC and Ice Cube. The group's debut album, Bow Down, reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in 1996, going platinum that year.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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!". It was around this time the group began work on their debut album, Bow Down, which was released October 22, 1996.
Individually, Mack 10, WC and Ice Cube 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).
Mack 10 quit the group in 2005 due to a conflict with Ice Cube, and Westside Connection subsequently disbanded. However, Ice Cube and WC continued to collaborate, having since appeared on each other's respective albums.
|Title||Release||Peak chart positions||Sales||Certifications|
|The Best of Westside Connection: The Gangsta, The Killa & The Dope Dealer||
|Title||Release||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Bow Down"||1996||21||19||1||Bow Down|
|"Gangstas Make the World Go Round"||40||30||10|
|"It's The Holidaze"||2002||—||—||—||Friday After Next|
|"Gangsta Nation"||2003||33||22||9||Terrorist Threats|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.|
|"Bangin'"||1997||Master P, Mack 10, Ice Cube, WC||West Coast Bad Boyz II|
|"Westside Connect OG's"||The Comrads, WC, Mack 10, Ice Cube, Allfrumtha I||The Comrads|
|"Maniac in the Brainiac"||1998||Ice Cube, Mack 10||Bulworth soundtrack|
|"My Hoodlums & My Thugz"||E-40, WC, Mack 10||The Element of Surprise|
|"Murderfest '99"||1999||Road Dawgs, MC Eiht, Mack 10, Ice Cube, Boo Kapone, Boobie||Don't Be Saprize|
|"You Ain't Know"||Road Dawgs, Ice Cube, Mack 10, Young Pretty, Q.S. Bandit|
|"III tha Hood Way"||MC Eiht, Ice Cube, Mack 10||Section 8|
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