Chin Check

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"Chin Check"
Chin Check 12" Vinyl
Single by N.W.A featuring Snoop Dogg
from the album Next Friday (soundtrack) & The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge
Released August 23, 1999
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1998
Genre Gangsta Rap
Length 3:43
Label Priority Records
Writer(s) O. Jackson, Andre Young L. Patterson, C. Broadus
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)
N.W.A chronology
"Alwayz Into Somethin'"
(1991)
"Chin Check"
(1999)
"Hello"
(2000)

"Chin Check" is a single by N.W.A. from the Next Friday soundtrack. The song was also released on The Best of N.W.A. - The Strength of Street Knowledge and as a bonus track on the N.W.A Greatest Hits album.

The song is remembered for being a "reunion song" for N.W.A, as it was the first song they performed together since their split and a tribute to Eazy's memory. It is also remembered for Ice Cube's pay of respect to his deceased bandmate, a verse where each member sings the lyric "Why the fuck not", and the disturbing introduction of the song that features a woman dialing 9-1-1 for help because four men have broken into her house, only to be violently shot (which is emphasized by what sounds like a shotgun blast).

"Chin Check" marked N.W.A's first and only single since 1991's "Alwayz into Somethin'", and their first collaboration with Ice Cube since he left the group in December 1989.

Reception[edit]

Vibe gave the song a negative review stating that Dr. Dre's beat was "bland" and that MC Ren and Ice Cube sounded "geriatric" and "luke warm" respectively.[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time
1 Super clean edit 3:43
2 Clean a cappella 3:41

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 -
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs -
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Relic, Peter (February 2000). "'Various Artists' Next Friday". Vibe (Vibe Media Group) 8 (1): 169. ISSN 1070-4701.