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Westside Connection was an American West Coast hip hop and gangsta rap supergroup formed by Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10. The group's debut album, Bow Down, reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in 1996, going platinum that year.
Westside Connection began performing together in 1994, appearing on Mack 10's self-titled debut album, Mack 10, on the song "Westside Slaughterhouse". A few months later, the group again joined forces, this time appearing on WC's album, Curb Servin', on the song "West Up!". It was around this time the group began work on their debut album, Bow Down, which was released October 22, 1996.
Individually, Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10 continued working on solo projects in between group albums. Together, as Westside Connection, they produced several songs released on film soundtracks and compilations including "Bangin'" (from West Coast Bad Boyz II), "Let It Reign" (from Thicker than Water) and "It's the Holidaze" (from Friday After Next).
In 2005, Mack 10 left the group due to a conflict with Ice Cube and the group subsequently disbanded. However, Ice Cube and WC continued to collaborate, having since appeared on each other's respective albums.
- "Mack 10 interview". AllHipHop.com. November 10, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-23.