Chin Check

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"Chin Check"
Chin Check.jpg
Chin Check 12" Vinyl
Single by N.W.A featuring Snoop Dogg
from the album Next Friday (soundtrack)
Released August 23, 1999
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1998
Genre Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap
Length 3:43
Songwriter(s) O. Jackson, Andre Young L. Patterson, C. Broadus
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
N.W.A singles chronology
"Alwayz Into Somethin'"
"Chin Check"
"Alwayz Into Somethin'"
"Chin Check"

"Chin Check" is a song by N.W.A. The song is the lead single 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 member Eazy-E, who had died in 1995. It is also remembered for Ice Cube's pay of respect to his deceased bandmate, a verse where each member sings the lyric "Fuck that!", 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.


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 "lukewarm" respectively.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1


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

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