WWF Aggression

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WWF Aggression
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Soundtrack album by WWE
Released March 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)
Genre Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Rap rock
Length 47:19
Label Priority
Producer
WWE chronology
WWF The Music, Vol. 4
(1999)
WWF Aggression
(2000)
WWF The Music, Vol. 5
(2001)

WWF Aggression is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on March 21, 2000 by Priority Records, it features entrance music of WWE superstars re-recorded by various hip hop artists and groups. The album was a commercial success, charting at number eight on the US Billboard 200.

Composition[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of music website AllMusic categorised WWF Aggression in hip hop genres such as hardcore hip hop and gangsta rap, describing it as "straight-ahead hardcore rap, targeted at WWF's audience."[1] Six of the album's 13 tracks were produced by Binky of West Coast hip hop duo Allfrumtha I, with other producers including Jam Master Jay and Rockwilder.[2]

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

WWF Aggression was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number eight on the US Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart; in Canada, it reached number six on the Canadian Albums Chart.[3] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units,[4] and was also certified gold by Music Canada and silver by the British Phonographic Industry.[5][6]

Critical[edit]

Music website AllMusic awarded the album three out of five stars. Writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine proposed that "since [the album] is targeted at [WWF's] male adolescent audience, it's just thuggish without being particularly inventive."[1] He highlighted the track "Wreck" by Kool Keith and Ol' Dirty Bastard, but also claimed that it "doesn't really live up to expectations."[1] Describing the material as "blunt hip-hop that isn't as brutal as it appears," Erlewine concluded that the album "will only be of interest to wrestling fans, not to hip-hop fanatics."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Subject(s) Length
1. "The Kings" (performed by Run–D.M.C.) D-Generation X 3:50
2. "Wreck" (performed by Kool Keith and Ol' Dirty Bastard) Mankind 3:11
3. "Know Your Role" (performed by Method Man) The Rock 3:15
4. "Hell Yeah" (performed by Snoop Dogg and WC) Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:37
5. "No Chance" (performed by Redman and Rock featuring Peanut Butter Wolf) Vince McMahon 4:16
6. "I Won't Stop" (performed by C-Murder featuring Magic) Gangrel 3:15
7. "Big Red Machine" (performed by Tha Eastsidaz) Kane 3:59
8. "Break Down the Walls" (performed by R.A. the Rugged Man) Chris Jericho 3:44
9. "You Ain't Hard" (performed by Bad Azz and Techniec) The New Age Outlaws 3:41
10. "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" (performed by Ice-T) The Godfather 3:11
11. "Game" (performed by Mystikal and Ras Kass) Triple H 3:58
12. "Big" (performed by Mack 10, K Mac and Boo Kapone featuring MC Eiht) Big Show 3:54
13. "Ministry" (performed by Meeno) The Undertaker 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 10
Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)[3] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (MC)[5] Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "WWF Aggression - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ WWF Aggression (Media notes). World Wrestling Federation. Priority Records. 2000. 
  3. ^ a b c d "WWF Aggression - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "RIAA Gold & Platinum Search "WWF"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Gold/Platinum Search "WWF"". Music Canada. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2015.  Note: User must manually search for album title in order to see results.