Guerillas in tha Mist

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Guerillas In Tha Mist
Studio album by Da Lench Mob
Released September 22, 1992 (US)
Recorded 1991-1992
Genre West Coast hip hop, Political rap
Length 41:24
Label Street Knowledge
Producer Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody, Rashad, T-Bone
Da Lench Mob chronology
'''Guerillas in tha Mist'''
(1992)
Planet of da Apes
(1994)
Singles from Guerillas in tha Mist
  1. "Guerillas in tha Mist"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Freedom Got an A.K."
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Guerillas in tha Mist is the debut album by Da Lench Mob, who originally appeared on Ice Cube's debut solo album, Amerikkka's Most Wanted. The titular "Guerillas in tha Mist" was a hit at the release of the album, which also appears in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the fictional radio station "Radio Los Santos", along with the United States cable news channel CNN and the leading home video producer Viva Video, Inc. The album was produced by Ice Cube,[2] and he is featured throughout the album though uncredited. The single "Freedom Got an A.K." peaked at number 7 on the Hot rap singles charts.[3]

The album title is a pun on the popular movie title Gorillas in the Mist and guerrilla warfare. In the post-Los Angeles Riot atmosphere of the album's release, the title was also perceived as a clever reference to a comment made by one of the police officers who had arrested Rodney King. Laurence Michael Powell, one of King's arresting officers, had described through radio message a domestic disturbance involving two blacks as something straight from "Gorillas in the Mist." Powell's comment was seen as racist comparing blacks to gorillas and was used against the officer during the Rodney King trial.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Time Performer(s)
1 Capital Punishment in America Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 1:55 Da Lench Mob
2 Buck tha Devil Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 4:28 Da Lench Mob
3 Lost in tha System Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 3:34 Da Lench Mob
4 You & Your Heroes Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 2:59 Da Lench Mob, Ice Cube (uncredited)
5 All on My Nut Sac Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 4:33 Da Lench Mob, Ice Cube (uncredited)
6 Guerillas in tha Mist Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 4:25 Da Lench Mob. Ice Cube (uncredited)
7 Lenchmob Also in tha Group Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 1:47 Da Lench Mob
8 Ain't Got No Class Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 3:36 Da Lench Mob, B-Real
9 Freedom Got an A.K. Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 3:03 Da Lench Mob
10 Ankle Blues Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 2:47 Da Lench Mob
11 Who Ya Gonna Shoot wit That Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 2:43 Da Lench Mob
12 Lord Have Mercy Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 3:40 Da Lench Mob
13 Inside tha Head of a Black Man Ice Cube, Chilly Chill, Mr. Woody*, Rashad*, T-Bone* 1:55 Da Lench Mob
  • *co-producer

Samples[edit]

Capital Punishment

Buck tha Devil

Lost in tha System

You & Your Heroes

All on My Nut Sac

Guerillas in tha Mist

Ain't Got No Class

Freedom Got An A.K.

  • "Dance Across the Floor" by Jimmy (Bo) Horne
  • "Gett Off" by Prince
  • "Backed up Against the Wall" by Three Pieces
  • "Medley (Son of Shaft/Feel It)" by The Bar-Kays

Ankle Blues

Who Ya Gonna Shoot wit That

Lord Have Mercy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Album article". Discogs. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Artist chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  4. ^ Doug Linder (1991-03-03). "Kingkeyfigures". Law.umkc.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-20.