It's a Compton Thang

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It's a Compton Thang!
Compton's Most Wanted - It's a Compton Thang.jpg
Studio album by Compton's Most Wanted
Released June 19, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Label Orpheus Records
Producer DJ Slip, The Unknown DJ, Ant Capone
Compton's Most Wanted chronology
It's a Compton Thang!
(1990) It's a Compton Thang!1990
Straight Checkn 'Em
(1991) Straight Checkn 'Em1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

It's a Compton Thang! is the debut album by American rap group Compton's Most Wanted, released June 19, 1990 on Orpheus Records. Ant Capone was supposed to be part of the group however he was fired and replaced by DJ Mike T for this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Time Gaffled 'Em Up" – 3:55
  2. "I'm Wit Dat" – 4:57
  3. "Final Chapter" – 4:37
  4. "I Give Up Nuthin'" – 3:03
  5. "This Is Compton" – 4:32
  6. "Rhymes Too Funky Pt. 1" – 2:29
  7. "Duck Sick" – 4:30
  8. "Give It Up" – 4:09
  9. "Late Night Hype" – 4:49
  10. "I Mean Biznez" – 3:47
  11. "It's a Compton Thang" – 5:11


One Time Gaffled 'Em Up

  • "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" by Yellowman
  • "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" by The J.B.'s

I'm Wit Dat

Final Chapter

  • "(It's Not the Express) It's the J.B.'s Monaurail", "Introduction to the J.B.'s", "Gimme Some More" and "The Grunt" by The J.B.'s
  • "The Payback", "Hot Pants" and "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
  • "Kool Is Back" by Funk, Inc.

I Give Up Nuthin'

This Is Compton

Rhymes Too Funky Pt. I

Duck Sick

Give It Up

Late Night Hype

I Mean Biznez

  • "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)" and "A Lover Was Born" by Lee Dorsey


Chart (1990) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 133
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 32