Alwayz into Somethin'

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"Alwayz Into Somethin'"
Single by N.W.A featuring Admiral Dancehall
from the album Niggaz4Life
B-side "Appetite for Destruction"
Released April 15, 1991
Format CD single
Genre Gangsta rap, G-funk, West Coast hip hop
Length 4:24
Label Ruthless/Priority
Writer(s) Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson, Tracy Lynn Curry
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, DJ Yella
N.W.A singles chronology
"Appetite for Destruction"
(1991)
"Alwayz Into Somethin'"
(1991)
"Chin Check"
(1999)

"Alwayz Into Somethin'" is a 1991 single by American hip hop group N.W.A featuring Admiral D from their third full-length 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.

History[edit]

The song is an early example of G-funk produced by Dr. Dre. His commercially successful solo debut, "The Chronic," further developed the sub-genre 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, N.W.A 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.

Music video[edit]

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.