|Studio album by Westside Connection|
|Released||October 22, 1996|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap|
|Westside Connection chronology|
|Singles from Bow Down|
Bow Down is the debut album by American West coast hip hop/gangsta rap supergroup Westside Connection, released on October 22, 1996 through Ice Cube's Lench Mob/Priority Records. It featured production from Bud'da, QDIII and Ice Cube among other producers.
The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 on November 9, 1996, shipping 145,000 units. It went on to sell 1.7 million copies, certifying it platinum by RIAA on October 1, 1997. The songs King of the Hill, Cross 'Em Out and Put a 'K, and Hoo Bangin' (WSCG Style) are all disses to Cypress Hill, Q-Tip and Common.
The album received positive reviews from most music critics and fans, with the exception of New York critic Robert Christgau
|1.||"World Domination" (Intro)||1:16|
|3.||"Gangstas Make the World Go Round"||Ice Cube, Cedric Samson||4:33|
|4.||"All the Critics In New York"||Binky, Ice Cube||5:35|
|5.||"Do You Like Criminals?" (featuring K-Dee)||Bud'da||5:01|
|6.||"Gangstas Don't Dance" (Insert)||0:22|
|7.||"The Gangsta, the Killa and the Dope Dealer"||Bud'da||4:15|
|8.||"Cross 'Em Out and Put AK (Cypress Hill & Q-Tip Diss)"||Bud'da||4:56|
|9.||"King of the Hill (Cypress Hill Diss)"||QDIII||4:17|
|10.||"3 Time Felons"||Bud'da||5:10|
|12.||"The Pledge" (Insert)||0:14|
|13.||"Hoo-Bangin' (WSCG Style) (Common & Cypress Hill Diss)" (featuring K-Dee, the Comrads and Allfrumtha I)||Ice Cube||3:58|
- "Studdard album debuts at No. 1". CNN. December 19, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- "West Coast rap supergroup to release CD". September 27, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-12.[dead link]
- ""Westside Connection" searchable database". Retrieved 2007-10-22.
- Allmusic review
- Robert Christgau review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- RapReviews.com review
- Rolling Stone review
- The Source review
- Vibe review
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