C.I.A. (band)

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Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Old school hip hop
Years active 1984–1987
Labels 4skin Records Kru-Cut Records
Associated acts Dr. Dre
Past members Ice Cube
Sir Jinx
Notable instruments
Roland TR 808

C.I.A. (Cru' in Action!) was a hip hop group, which consisted of K-Dee, Sir Jinx and Ice Cube. The group began playing at parties organized by Dr. Dre, a member of a popular local hip-hop group called World Class Wreckin' Cru. C.I.A. was credited for backing vocals on the WCWC song "Cabbage Patch". Ice Cube and Dr. Dre later became members of gangsta rap pioneer group N.W.A. The only C.I.A. release came in 1987 entitled My Posse, which was produced by Dr. Dre in a classic Roland TR-808 manner.