N.W.A. and the Posse

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N.W.A. and the Posse
(L-R) Top: DJ Train, Sir Jinx; Middle: MC Chip, MC Ren, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, K-Dee, Ice Cube, Arabian Prince, DJ Scratch; Bottom: Krazy Dee, Candyman.
Compilation album by N.W.A
Released November 6, 1987 (original)
November 13, 1989 (reissue)
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre Hip-Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 46:26
Label Macola
Producer Dr. Dre
N.W.A chronology
Panic Zone
(1987)
N.W.A. and the Posse
(1987)
Straight Outta Compton
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

N.W.A. and the Posse is a 1987 Macola Records release that compiled various Dr. Dre-produced tracks and was marketed as an album by N.W.A. It includes previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, and Rappinstine. The cover photo is the same as N.W.A's "Panic Zone" single and features people who do not appear on the record. The album peaked at #39 on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2]

On the album cover, their group name has a period at the end, while in later albums, it does not.

N.W.A. and the Posse was re-released the same year by Ruthless Records, substituting another N.W.A song for the one by Rappinstine. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Eazy-E: "Boyz-n-the-Hood" (Eazy-E) – 5:37
  2. N.W.A: "8 Ball (sampled Beastie Boys)" (Eazy-E) – 4:26
  3. The Fila Fresh Crew: "Dunk the Funk" (Dr. Rock, Doc T, Fresh K) – 5:01
  4. Rappinstine: "Scream" (M. "Microphone Mike" Troy, Rappinstine) – 3:18
  5. The Fila Fresh Crew: "Drink It Up" (Dr. Rock, Doc T, Fresh K) – 4:45
  6. N.W.A: "Panic Zone" – (Krazy Dee, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince) 3:33
  7. Eazy-E and Ron-De-Vu: "L.A. Is the Place" (Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu) – 4:31
  8. N.W.A: "Dope Man" (Ice Cube, Eazy-E) – 6:16
  9. The Fila Fresh Crew: "Tuffest Man Alive" (Dr. Rock, Doc T, Fresh K) – 2:16
  10. Eazy-E and Ron-De-Vu: "Fat Girl" (Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu) – 2:45
  11. The Fila Fresh Crew: "3 the Hard Way" (Dr. Rock, Doc T, Fresh K) – 4:10

Note: The 1989 re-release replaced "Scream" with N.W.A's "A Bitch Iz a Bitch". The mentioned N.W.A track was already released as a b-side on their 1989 single "Express Yourself", and on some reissues of their 1988 album Straight Outta Compton.

Personnel[edit]

N.W.A[edit]

  • Eazy-E
  • Dr. Dre
  • DJ Yella
  • Ice Cube.
  • MC Ren
  • Arabian Prince

The Fila Fresh Crew[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ N.W.A album chart history at Billboard online
  3. ^ RIAA database (search "N.W.A. AND THE POSSE")