Kings of the West Coast

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Kings of the West Coast
Studio album by LA Dream Team
Released September 2, 1986
Recorded 1985—86; (Los Angeles)
Genre West Coast rap, Hip Hop, Electro music
Length 68:16
Label Dream Team Records, Geffen Records, MCA Records
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MCA-5779 (original release)
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MCA-5779
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MCF 3345 (W/Lbl)
Producer Rudy Pardee (also exec.), Snake Puppy, The Real Richie Rich, Courtney Branch, Tracy Kendrick
LA Dream Team chronology
Kings of the West Coast
(1986)
Back to the Bone
(1986)Back to the Bone1986
Album back cover
Singles from Kings of the West Coast
  1. "The Dream Team Is in the House"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Nursery Rhymes"
    Released: 1986
  3. "You're Just Too Young"
    Released: 1986
  4. "Hollywood Boulevard"
    Released: 1986
  5. "Rockberry Jam"
    Released: 1986
  6. "Calling On The Dream Team"
    Released: 1986

Kings of the West Coast is the debut studio album by LA Dream Team. It contains their most well-known single, "The Dream Team Is In The House" and "Nursery Rhymes. "Kings of the West Coast is their only number 138 album on the Billboard 200 to date, selling up to 1,000 copies in its first week.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Artistdirect3/5 stars[2]
RYM2.5/5 stars[3]
"Rudy Pardee and Chris Wilson didn't become kings or even princes of the West Coast. They came a lot closer to enjoying court jester status, as their 1986 debut contained only one mildly entertaining number, "Dream Team Is in the House."

Ron Wynn, reviewer for AllMusic.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Kings Of The West Coast"L.A. Dream Team2:52
2."The Dream Team Is In The House"Courtney Branch, Tracy Kendrick5:13
3."Nursery Rhymes"The Real Richie Rich3:41
4."You're Just Too Young" 5:19
5."Hollywood Boulevard"Steve Dorff, The Waters, Tavi Mote, Louil Sillas, Jr.4:59
6."And The Orchestra Plays" 4:02
7."Rockberry Jam" 5:14
8."Calling On The Dream Team"Dennis Parker4:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeff Adamoff – Art Direction
  • The Real Richie RichProducer, Keyboards
  • Courtney Branch – Producer, Engineer, mixing
  • Tracy Kendrick – Producer, Engineer, mixing
  • Ron Larson – Design
  • Chris "Snake Puppy" Wilson – Lead Vocals, Drum Machine (Devastating High Velocity Beats)
  • Michael Perison – Keyboards
  • Rudy Pardee – Lead Vocals
  • Aaron Rappoport – Photography
  • L.A. Dream Team – Producer
  • Bert "Mellow-B" Lopez – Keyboard Computer Programmer
  • Christlynn Saulsbury – Female Vocals
  • Diana Cacho – Female Vocals
  • Kim Boyd – Female Vocals
  • Shenitha Thomas – Female Vocals
  • Lisette "Lisa Love" Rodriguez – Sexy Female Vocal

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1986 Kings of the West Coast 138 138

References[edit]

  1. ^ Album's rating based on AllMusic. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03
  2. ^ Album's rating based on Artistdirect. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03
  3. ^ Album's rating based on RateYourMusic. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03

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