The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One

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The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One
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Compilation album by various artists
Released August 29, 1997
Genre West Coast hip hop, rap, gangsta rap
Length 55:54
Label Zomba
Producer D. McDowell, Laylaw

The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One is a compilation album presented by the American producer Laylaw. It was released on August 29, 1997, on Zomba Records. The compilation was produced entirely by Derrick McDowell and Laylaw. It peaked at number 43 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 169 on the Billboard 200.[1] The compilation includres guest performances by several notable West Coast performers including Ice Cube, Luniz, Kokane, Ras Kass, Above The Law, WC and Ice-T.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rap Pages (positive)[3]
The Source 2.5/5 stars[4]
XXL 1/5 stars[5]

Rap Pages "...The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One showcases different styles of Hip-Hop that are currently being perfected in the L.A. metro area, as well as adding a little Bay area flavor from the Luniz and Dru Down...."[3]

The Source "...As with most compilations of this sort, it's not surprising that this album is laced with hit-and-miss material..."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Entrace" (Coolio featuring Kokane) – 1:47
  2. "Arch Angles" (Ras Kass featuring Xzibit) – 3:57
  3. "Give It Up" (WC) – 4:02
  4. "Legal Paper" (Ice Cube) – 4:16
  5. "Spank That Ass" (Phat Freddie) – 1:17
  6. "Your Hustle Ain't On" (Ice-T) – 3:56
  7. "One Way In" (Go Mack) – 3:54
  8. "Lil' Sumpin'" (Kausion) – 4:11
  9. "Drank Break" (Barney Rubble) – 0:48
  10. "Live Yo Life" (Luniz featuring Dru Down) – 4:22
  11. "You Might Get Stuck" (Above The Law) – 4:34
  12. "Phalosmode" (Phalos) – 4:18
  13. "Housin'" (Eightball & MJG) – 0:27
  14. "World Wide" (K-Dee) – 3:57
  15. "Westcyde 242" (The Pharcyde) – 4:20
  16. "I Just Wanna Play" (L.V.) – 3:14
  17. "Phat Chance" (Phat Freddie) – 0:33
  18. "Exit" (Kokane) – 2:01

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1997)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 169
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ((( The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  3. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". Rap Pages: 95. October, 1997.
  4. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". The Source: 180. October, 1997.
  5. ^ Magnum, Moses. "Review: The Lawhouse Experience, Volume One". XXL: 153. August, 1997.

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