N.W.A. and the Posse

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N.W.A. and the Posse
NWAAndThePosse.jpg
(L-R) Top: DJ Train (obscured), Sir Jinx; Middle: MC Chip, MC Ren, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, K-Dee, Ice Cube, Arabian Prince, DJ Scratch (obscured); Bottom: Krazy Dee, Candyman.
Compilation album by N.W.A
Released November 6, 1987 (original)
November 13, 1989 (reissue)
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre
Length 46:26
Label
Producer Dr. Dre
N.W.A chronology
N.W.A. and the Posse
(1987)
Straight Outta Compton
(1988)
Singles from N.W.A. And The Posse
  1. "Boyz-n-the-Hood"
    Released: March 3, 1987
  2. "Panic Zone"
    Released: August 13, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

N.W.A. and the Posse is a compilation album released on November 6, 1987 by Macola Records. The album is compiled by various Dr. Dre-produced tracks and was marketed as an album by N.W.A. It includes previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, and Rappinstine. The cover photo is the same as N.W.A's "Panic Zone" single and features people who do not appear on the record. The album peaked at #39 on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2]

On the album cover, their group name has a period at the end, while in later albums, it does not. According to original N.W.A member Arabian Prince, the album is a bootleg. He claimed that it was originally an N.W.A EP consisting of about four tracks, and that other tracks were put in by Macola Records after N.W.A left Macola, and Macola sold it as an album.

N.W.A. and the Posse was re-released the same year by Ruthless Records, substituting another N.W.A song for the one by Rappinstine. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformersLength
1."Boyz-n-the-Hood"Eazy-E5:37
2."8 Ball"Eazy-E, MC Ren4:26
3."Dunk the Funk"Fila Fresh Crew5:01
4."Scream"M. "Microphone Mike" Troy, Rappinstine3:18
5."Drink It Up"Fila Fresh Crew4:45
6."Panic Zone"Krazy Dee, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince3:33
7."L.A. Is the Place"Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu4:31
8."Dope Man"Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Krazy Dee, Rick Dickson6:16
9."Tuffest Man Alive"Fila Fresh Crew2:16
10."Fat Girl"Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu2:45
11."3 the Hard Way"Fila Fresh Crew4:10
Total length:46:26

The 1989 re-release replaced "Scream" with N.W.A's "A Bitch Iz a Bitch", which was already released as a b-side on their 1989 single "Express Yourself", and on some reissues of their 1988 album Straight Outta Compton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ N.W.A album chart history at Billboard online
  3. ^ RIAA database (search "N.W.A. AND THE POSSE")