Guerillas in tha Mist

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Guerillas In Tha Mist
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Studio album by Da Lench Mob
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1992 (US)
Recorded1991–1992
StudioEcho Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
Genre
Length41:24
Label
Producer
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
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8/10 stars[2]

Guerillas in tha Mist is the debut studio album by American hip hop group 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". The album was produced by Ice Cube, who is also featured throughout the album though uncredited. The album peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200,[3] number 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,[4] and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 18, 1992, indicating US sales of over 1,000,000 units.[5] The single "Freedom Got an A.K." peaked at number 7 on the Hot Rap Songs.[6]

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.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Capital Punishment in America"1:55
2."Buck The Devil"4:28
3."Lost in Tha System"3:34
4."You and Your Heroes"2:59
5."All on My Nut Sack"4:33
6."Guerillas in Tha Mist"4:25
7."Lenchmob Also in The Group"1:47
8."Ain't Got No Class" (featuring B-Real)3:35
9."Freedom Got an A.K."3:03
10."Ankle Blues"2:47
11."Who Ya Gonna Shoot Wit That"2:43
12."Lord Have Mercy"3:40
13."Inside The Head of a Black Man"1:55
Total length:41:24

Notes

  • Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9 featured uncredited vocals by Ice Cube.

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Guerillas in tha Mist - Da Lench Mob". Allmusic. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (June 9, 2009). "Da Lench Mob :: Guerillas in Tha Mist :: Street Knowledge/EastWest/Atlantic". RapReviews. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Da Lench Mob Guerillas In Tha Mist Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Da Lench Mob Guerillas In Tha Mist Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Da Lench Mob Freedom Got An A.K. Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Doug Linder (1991-03-03). "Kingkeyfigures". Law.umkc.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Da Lench Mob – Guerillas In Tha Mist". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

External links[edit]

"Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist". Discogs.