Music to Driveby

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Music to Driveby
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Studio album by Compton's Most Wanted
Released September 29, 1992
Recorded May 18 1991 - June 9, 1992 Big Beat Soundlabs, Los Angeles
Genre Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop, G-funk
Length 57:29
Label Orpheus/Epic Records
Producer The Unknown DJ, MC Eiht, DJ Slip, DJ Mike T, Master Ric Roc
Compton's Most Wanted chronology
Straight Checkn 'Em
(1991)Straight Checkn 'Em1991
Music to Driveby
We Come Strapped
(1994)We Come Strapped1994
Singles from Music to Driveby
  1. "Hood Took Me Under"
    Released: August 20, 1992
  2. "Def Wish II"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Compton 4 Life"
    Released: 1992
  4. "N 2 Deep"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8/10 stars[2]

Music to Driveby is the third studio album by American rap group Compton's Most Wanted. It was released September 29, 1992 on Orpheus Records. The album was produced by DJ Mike T, Master Ric Roc, The Unknown DJ, MC Eiht and DJ Slip. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 66 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the songs, "Hood Took Me Under" and "Def Wish II".


Music to Driveby is considered one of the great gangsta rap albums from the golden age of hip hop.[4] Similar to N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton, Music to Driveby includes similar themes centered around nihilism, hood life and participation in gangs. It is notable for the single Hood Took Me Under, which was later included in videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' radio station "Radio Los Santos", and has been considered a classic example of Gangsta Rap by reviewers. The album contains the diss song to rapper Tim Dog, "Who's Fucking Who?" as well as numerous shots thrown at DJ Quik throughout the album. The intro track was sampled by Plan B on his song How's it Feel featuring Skrien from his Makin' Love to Hip Hop & It's Time 4 Plan B.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 0:21
  2. "Hit the Floor" - 1:49
  3. "Hood Took Me Under" - 3:39
  4. "Jack Mode" - 3:17
  5. "Compton 4 Life" - 3:17
  6. "8 Iz Enough" - 2:48
  7. "Duck Sick II" - 3:44
  8. "Dead Nigga Tell No Lies" - 3:40
  9. "N 2 Deep" (featuring Scarface) - 3:50
  10. "Who's Fucking Who?" - 1:47
  11. "This Is a Gang" - 3:37
  12. "Hoodrat" - 3:55
  13. "Niggaz Strugglin'" - 3:33
  14. "I Gots ta Get Over" - 3:36
  15. "U's a Bitch" - 3:42
  16. "Another Victim" - 3:51
  17. "Def Wish II" - 3:31
  18. "Music to Driveby" - 3:31


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 66
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 20
Single information
"Hood Took Me Under"
"N 2 Deep"
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side: "Another Victim"
"Def Wish II"
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side:


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