We're All in the Same Gang

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"We're All In The Same Gang"
Single by The West Coast Rap All-Stars
from the album We're All in the Same Gang
B-side "Tellin' Time (Mike's Rap)"
Released May 16, 1990
Format 12 inch single
Recorded 1990
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 7:28
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Dr. Dre

"We're All in the Same Gang" is a 1990 single by the West Coast Rap All-Stars, a collaboration of West Coast hip-hop artists who assembled for this song, which promoted an anti-violence message.

Produced by Dr. Dre, the song featured rhymed lyrics from the following:

On the B-side was the Radio Special version of the single (trimmed down to 4 minutes with the exclusion of Def Jef, Above The Law, JJ Fad, Oaktown's 3.5.7., and MC Hammer), and the song "Tellin' Time (Mike's Rap)", produced by Shock G and featuring Dr. Dre and Michael Concepcion,the executive producer of the project.

N.W.A., Michel'le, Above the Law and J.J. Fad all recorded for Eazy-E and Jerry Heller's Ruthless Records.

In 1991, the song was nominated at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 35
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 10
U.S. Billboard' Hot Rap Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Grammy Nominees Announced". New York Times, January 11, 1991.
  2. ^ Trust, Gary (February 18, 2010). "Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.com. September 22, 1990. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
Preceded by
"The Power" by Snap!
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles number-one single
July 21, 1990 — August 11, 1990
Succeeded by
"Untouchable" by Above the Law

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