N.W.A. and the Posse

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N.W.A. and the Posse
(L-R) Top: DJ Train, Sir Jinx; Middle: MC Chip, MC Ren, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, K-Dee, Ice Cube, Arabian Prince, DJ Scratch; Bottom: Krazy Dee, Candyman.
Compilation album by N.W.A
Released November 6, 1987 (original)
November 13, 1989 (reissue)
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 46:26
Label Macola
Producer Dr. Dre
N.W.A chronology
N.W.A. and the Posse
Straight Outta Compton
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

N.W.A. and the Posse is a 1987 Macola Records release that compiled 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.

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. Title Performers Length
1. "Boyz-n-the-Hood" Eazy-E 5:37
2. "8 Ball" Eazy-E, MC Ren 4:26
3. "Dunk the Funk" Fila Fresh Crew 5:01
4. "Scream" M. "Microphone Mike" Troy, Rappinstine 3:18
5. "Drink It Up" Fila Fresh Crew 4:45
6. "Panic Zone" Krazy Dee, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince 3:33
7. "L.A. Is the Place" Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu 4:31
8. "Dope Man" Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Krazy Dee, Rick Dickson 6:16
9. "Tuffest Man Alive" Fila Fresh Crew 2:16
10. "Fat Girl" Eazy-E, Ron-De-Vu 2:45
11. "3 the Hard Way" Fila Fresh Crew 4:10
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.


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