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Westside Connection

Ice Cube (A.K.A. Don Mega) (Born O'Shea Jackson, June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, CA)
WC (A.K.A. Dub-C & The Barracuda) (Born William L. Calhoun, Jr. in 1970 in Texas)
Mack 10 (A.K.A. Mack Dime) (Born Dedrick D'Mon Rolison, August 9, 1971 in Inglewood, CA)

Members' Other Groups
N.W.A. (Acronym: Niggaz With Additudes):
N.W.A.

Ice Cube (A.K.A. Don Mega) (Born O'Shea Jackson, June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, CA)
Dr. Dre (Born Andre Young, February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA)
Eazy-E (Born Eric Lynn Wright, September 7, 1964 in Compton, CA - Died March 26, 1995 in Los Angeles, CA (AIDS))
MC Ren (A.K.A. Ruthless Villain) (Born Lorenzo Patterson, June 14, 1969 in Compton, CA)
DJ Yella (Born Antoine Carraby, December 11, 1967 in Compton, CA)

C.I.A. (Acronym: Cru In Action):
Ice Cube (A.K.A. Don Mega) (Born O'Shea Jackson, June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, CA)
K-Dee (Formerly Kid Disaster) (Born in Los Angeles, CA)
Sir Jinx (Born Anthony Wheaton)

Low Profile:
Low Profile

WC (A.K.A. Dub-C & The Barracuda) (Born William L. Calhoun, Jr. in 1970 in Texas)
DJ Aladdin (Born Alphonso Henderson in Compton, CA)

WC & The Maad Circle:
WC and the Maad Circle

WC (A.K.A. Dub-C & The Barracuda) (Born William L. Calhoun, Jr. in 1970 in Texas)
Coolio (Born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., August 1, 1963 in Compton, CA)
DJ Crazy Toones (Born Lamar Calhoun)
Big Gee
Sir Jinx (Born Anthony Wheaton)

Mack & Malone:
Mack 10 (Born Dedrick D'Mon Rolison, August 9, 1971 in Inglewood, CA)
Glasses Malone (A.K.A. G. Malone) (Born Charles Penniman in Los Angeles, CA)

See Also: N.W.A., The Relativez, The Comrads, AllFrumTha I, Road Dawgs, Coolio, CJ Mac, DJ Aladdin, MC Eiht, The Game & Glasses Malone

Westside Connection

Albums
Westside Connection - Bow Down
Westside Connection - Terrorist Threats
C.I.A. - My Posse E.P.
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube - Kill At Will
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Ice Cube - The Predator
Ice Cube - Lethal Injection
Ice Cube - Bootlegs & B-Sides
Ice Cube - Featuring...
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits
Ice Cube - Laugh Now, Cry Later
Ice Cube - Raw Footage
Ice Cube - I Am The West
Low Profile - We're In This Together
Mack 10
Mack 10 - Based On A True Story
Mack 10 - The Recipe
Mack 10 - The Paper Route
Mack 10 - Bang Or Ball
Mack 10 - Hustla's Handbook
Mack 10 - Soft White
Mack & Malone - Money Music
WC And The Maad Circle - Curb Servin'
WC - The Shadiest One
WC - Ghetto Heisman
WC - Guilty By Affiliation
WC - That's What I'm Talking About
WC - Revenge Of The Barracuda
N.W.A. - And The Posse
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A. - 100 Miles And Runnin'
N.W.A. - EFIL4ZAGGIN
N.W.A. - Greatest Hits
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton 10th Anniversary
The N.W.A. Legacy Volume 1 1988-1998

Mixtapes
Ice Cube - Cali Untouchable Radio 11
WC - Westside Heavy Hitter

Singles
Ice Cube - Wicked (Single)
Ice Cube - Check Yo' Self (Single)
Ice Cube - Pushin' Weight (Single)

DVDs
The Up In Smoke Tour (DVD)

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AllFrumTha I

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Bad Azz - Executive Decision: Business, Nothing Personal (WC)
Ant Banks - Big Thangs
Beef
Best Of The West Vol. 6 (Mack 10 & WC)
Big Wy Presents Inglewood Keep Whoopin' (Mack 10 & WC)
B-Legit - Hempin' Ain't Easy (Mack 10)
Black-Ty - Best Of Both Hoodz Vol. 1 (WC & Ice Cube)
Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - West Koasta Nostra (Mack 10 & WC)
Bosko - Production Reel (Greatest Hits) (WC)
Bosko - E-40 Presents Super Producer Bosko: That Fire (WC)
Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert (Mack 10)
Bulworth (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Butch Cassidy - High

C
Caught Up (Mack 10)
C-Bo - Enemy Of The State (WC)
C-Bo - Orca (WC)
Celly Cel - The G Filez (Mack 10)
Celly Cel - Deep Conversation (WC)
Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here (WC)
Chino XL - Warning (WC)
Chino XL - The Latin AmeRICAN (Mack 10 & WC)
CJ Mac - Platinum Game (WC & Mack 10)
The Click - Money & Muscle (WC)
The Comrads
The Comrads - Wake Up & Ball (Mack 10)
Coolio - It Takes A Thief (WC)
Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise (WC)
Crooked I - Evolution Of A Boss Mixtape (WC)

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D.B.A. - Doing Buisness As...The Album (WC)
Da Lench Mob - Planet Of Tha Apes (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Daddy V - The Compton O.G. (WC)
Damani - Congratulations Playa (WC)
Damizza Presents Baby Ree Mixtape Vol. III
Daz Dillinger - Retaliation, Revenge, And Get Back (WC)
Daz Dillinger - Who Ride Wit' Us: Tha Compalation Vol. 1 (WC)
Daz Dillinger - Who Ride Wit' Us: The Compalation Vol. 2 (WC)
Dillinger & Young Gotti - Gangsta Shit (DVD) (Mack 10)
Daz Dillinger - D.A.Z. (Ice Cube & WC)
The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses (Mack 10)
DJ Age Presents The New West Order (WC)
DJ Jam Presents WBALLZ 187.4 FM Vol. 1 (WC & Ice Cube)
DJ Kayslay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1 (WC)
DJ Nik Bean - Streetz Of L.A. 6 (Ice Cube & WC)
Dr. Dre - Keep Their Heads Ringin' (Single) (Mack 10)

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E-40 - The Element Of Surprise (WC & Mack 10)
E-40 - Grit & Grind (WC)
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Exit Wounds (Mack 10 & WC)

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Friday (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Friday After Next
From Tha 909 (WC)

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The Game - Nigga Witta Attitude (WC)
The Game - Niggaz Wit A Additude Vol. 2 (WC)
The Game - You Know What It Is Volume 3 (WC)
The Game - Stop Snitchin', Stop Lyin' Mixtape (WC & Ice Cube)
The Game - Put You On The Game (WC)
Gang Related
Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr (WC)
Gangsta - Penitentiary Chances (WC & Ice Cube)
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser (Mack 10)

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Henchmen - Bullet Proof Love Volume 1 (Mack 10)

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I Got The Hook-Up (Ice Cube & Mack 10)
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap (Mack 10)
Inside Death Row: The Best Of...And More (Mack 10)

J
Jacked Up (Mack 10)
Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do
Montell Jordan (WC)
Julio G - Westside Radio Vol. 3

K
Kausion - South Central Los Skanless (Mack 10)
King T - The Ruthless Chronicles (WC)
Kokane - Don't Bite The Funk Vol. 1 (WC)
Kokane - Mr. Kane Pt. 2 (WC)
Kokane - On The Backstreets Mixtape (WC & Ice Cube)
Kurupt Presents Pentagon Rydaz (WC)

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The Lawhouse Experience, Vol. 1 (WC & Ice Cube)
L-Burna (A.K.A. Layzie Bone) - Thug By Nature (WC)
Layzie Bone - It's Not A Game (WC)
L.B.C. Crew - Long Beach 2 Compton Mixtape (WC & Ice Cube)
L.B.C. Crew - Our Life (Mack 10)
L.B.C. Crew - Our City (Mack 10)

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MC Eiht - 'N My Neighborhood (Mack 10)
MC Eiht - Underground Hero (Mack 10)
Merry Fucking Christmas 3: The True Meaning Of Christmas (Thug Radio Mixtape)
Merry Fucking Christmas X: Apaplectic Opulence Of Merriment & Joy (Thug Radio Mixtape)
Million Family March (Mack 10)
Mitchy Slick - Killafornia Handgunner: XXL Guns Vol. 3 Mixtape (WC & Mack 10)
Mitchy Slick - Urban Survival Syndrome (WC)
Mr. Short Khop - Da Khop Shop (Ice Cube & WC)

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Next Friday (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton 10th Anniversary (WC & Mack 10)
The N.W.A. Legacy Volume 1 1988-1998

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Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Trials & Tribulations Of Russell Jones (Mack 10)
Outlawz - Mix Collaboration CD Vol. 1 (Mack 10)

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Palm Trees & Gangstas Vol. 1 (WC)
Papoose - A Bootlegger's Nightmare (WC)
Paris Presents: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1 (WC & Mack 10)
The Player's Club (Ice Cube & Mack 10)
Pras - Ghetto Supastar (Mack 10)

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Rap Or Die Vol. 3 (Ice Cube & Mack 10)
Ras Kass - Rasassination (Mack 10)
Ras Kass - Run Away Slave Mixtape (Mack 10)
Tha Realest - Witness The Realest Mixtape (WC)
Tha Realest - Witness Tha Realest (WC)
Redemption: Hip Hop United To Save Stan "Tookie" Williams (WC)
Redman - Funk From Hell (Mack 10 & WC)
The Relativez - The Takeover (WC)
Rhyme & Reason (Mack 10)
Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through (WC)
Ride (Mack 10)
Road Dawgs - Don't Be Saprize (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Romeo Must Die (Mack 10)
Rush Hour 2 (WC)

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Save The Last Dance (Mack 10)
Scarface - The Fix (WC)
September 7th - Western Hospitality 3 (Ice Cube & Mack 10)
September 7th - Western Hospitality 13 (WC)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Greatest Hits (Mack 10)
Snoop Dogg & Daddy V Present O.G. T.V. The Soundtrack (WC)
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
Snoop Dogg & West Coast All-Stars - L.A. Galaxy (Ice Cube & Mack 10)
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Volume 1
Spice 1 - The Black Bossalini (A.K.A. Dr. Bomb From The Bay) (WC & Mack 10)
Strong Arm Steady - True Crime: Streets Of LA Mixtape

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Techniec - The Résumé: 1995-2003 (Mack 10 & Ice Cube)
Thicker Than Water
Thug Angel: Life Of An Outlaw (Mack 10)
Thug Law Chapter 1 (Mack 10)
Thug Radio Mixtape 17: Still No Surrender (WC)
True Crime: Streets Of L.A.
True Crime: Streets Of L.A. Bonus Discs
Truth Hurts - Ready Now (WC)
2Pac - Rare & Unreleased (Mack 10)
T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way (WC)

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Viva La Revolución Volume I: Get Up, Stand Up (Thug Radio Mixtape) (WC & Mack 10)

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Warren G - I Want It All (Mack 10)
Warren G - Return Of The Regulator (WC)

Bio From AllMusic.Com
The rap supergroup Westside Connection came together in late 1996, comprising Ice Cube, Mack 10, and WC (of WC & the Madd Circle). The trio released the single "Bow Down" in September, and it reached number 21 on the singles charts. The subsequent album, also titled Bow Down, hit number two and quickly achieved gold status. Subsequent work, like 1998's The Shadiest One, appeared under WC's name. — John Bush

Mack 10's Bio From AllMusic.Com
During the mid-'90s, when West Coast rap reigned supreme, Mack 10 emerged as a close associate of Ice Cube and enjoyed several years of considerable commercial success before his popularity faded toward the end of the decade. The Los Angeles-area rapper's greatest success came early in his career, on the albums Mack 10 (1995), Bow Down (1996), Based On A True Story (1997), and The Recipe (1998), which between them included a string of notable hits ("Foe Life," "On Them Thangs," "Bow Down," "Gangstas Make the World Go Round," "Backyard Boogie," "Money's Just a Touch Away"). Mack 10's fortunes began to fade with The Paper Route (2000), his first album to fall short of either platinum or gold sales status, and his first to not spawn a significant hit. Bang Or Ball (2001), released by Cash Money Records, signaled a new direction for Mack 10, though it too failed to rival the commercial success of his mid- to late-'90s output. In subsequent years, he jumped back and forth from independent to major-label status and struggled to re-establish himself in a substantially altered rap marketplace where West Coast gangsta rap had fallen out of favor.

Born Dedrick D'Mon Rolison on August 9, 1971, in Inglewood, CA, Mack 10 debuted on the Friday soundtrack (1995) with "Take a Hit." A couple months later he made his album debut with Mack 10 (1995), released by Priority Records. Featuring production work and a couple guest raps from Ice Cube, who was fresh from the success of his starring role in Friday, Mack 10 spawned a couple chart hits ("Foe Life," "On Them Thangs") and sold well, charting number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 33 overall. One of the songs from Mack 10, "Westside Slaughterhouse," was a collaboration with Ice Cube and WC (of WC and the Maad Circle). In 1996 these three Los Angeles rappers reunited for Bow Down, a supergroup album credited to Westside Connection. The album proved very popular, spawning a pair of chart hits ("Bow Down," "Gangstas Make the World Go Round"), peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and ultimately going platinum. Also in 1996, Mack 10 made a couple soundtrack appearances: "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit," from Rhyme & Reason, and "Hoo-Bangin'," from The Substitute. His second solo album, Based On A True Story (1997), continued the streak of commercial success, charting at number 14 and spawning a Top 40 hit, "Backyard Boogie."

The follow-up album, The Recipe (1998), was highly collaborative, featuring guests on practically every song; it also served as the launching pad for Hoo-Bangin' Records, Mack 10's personal label. The most popular single from The Recipe was "Money's Just a Touch Away," featuring Gerald LeVert, a number five hit on Billboard's Top Rap Singles chart (number 54 overall). Hoo-Bangin': The Mix Tape (1999) in turn showcased the label's roster, which included MC Eiht, Techniec, CJ Mac, the Comrads, and Chilldrin of da Ghetto. The Paper Route (2000) followed and, though it charted fairly well initially, at number 19 (relative to number 15, the peak position of its predecessor), over time it proved considerably less popular than any of Mack 10's previous releases. Neither of The Paper Route's singles ("From tha Streetz," "Tight to Def" — the latter featuring T-Boz [of TLC], whom Mack 10 married in 2000) broke the Billboard Hot 100; though it wasn't released as a single, the album notably includes a star-studded collaboration with Urban Hip Hop Volume 1
, Ice Cube, and WC, "Nobody."

Mack 10 left Priority Records at this point in time (for the label was being merged into Capitol) and signed a one-album deal with Cash Money Records. The partnership was surprising. Cash Money was a leading Dirty South label with a small roster of in-house rappers such as Juvenile and Lil Wayne; however, the label was looking to expand its roster as well as its geographical reach, and Mack 10 offered it a great opportunity to unite the West Coast and Dirty South. The resulting album, Bang Or Ball (2001), certainly signaled a new direction for Mack 10, who sounded comfortable working with Cash Money's in-house producer, Manny Fresh. "Hate in Yo Eyes," a Dr. Dre/Scott Storch production driven by an interpolation of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, was the only single Bang Or Ball to chart (and barely at that, peaking at number 98 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart); the other singles released were "Do tha Damn Thing" and "Connected for Life." Another Hoo-Bangin' showcase, Mack 10 Presents da Hood (2002), followed, featuring the label's new roster (K Mac, Deviossi, Skoop, Cousteau, Techniec) as well as a regional anthem, "L.A. for Ya."

Mack 10 returned in a big way in 2003, with both a solo album (Ghetto, Gutter & Gangster) and a Westside Connection reunion (Terrorist Threats). While Ghetto, Gutter & Gangster, released independently by Bungalo, sold poorly (despite spawning a chart hit, "Lights Out"), Terrorist Threats, released by Capitol, sold relatively well, going gold thanks partly to a warm reception for the single "Gangsta Nation." Mack 10's next album, Hustla's Handbook (2005), was his return to the majors; like Terrorist Threats, it was released by Capitol. Even with major-label promotion and a strong lead single, "Like This" (featuring Nate Dogg), Hustla's Handbook climbed to only number 65 on the Billboard 200; with the exception of its independently released precedessor (which didn't even break the Top 100), this was Mack 10's lowest-charting album to date and didn't bode well for his major-label future. In 2007 Capitol/Priority released Foe Life: The Best of Mack 10, a career-spanning compilation. - Jason Birchmeier

WC's Bio From AllMusic.Com
A longtime staple of the gangsta rap scene, WC began his career with the groups Low Profile and the MAAD Circle before forming Westside Connection with Ice Cube and Mack 10. His solo debut The Shadiest One followed in 1998, landing in the pop Top 20 in its first week of release. "Better Days" and "Just Clownin'" were moderate R&B hits, and his second record, 2002's Ghetto Heisman, entered the pop charts as well. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and the Game all made an appearance on his 2007 album Guilty By Affilliation. — Jason Ankeny

WC & The Maad Cirlce's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Following the dissolution of Low Profile, a late-'80s West Coast MC/DJ partnership between WC and DJ Aladdin, the rapper formed WC and the Maad Circle and released a pair of albums, Ain't a Damn Thang Changed (1991) and Curb Servin' (1995). The albums spawned a few popular singles, notably "Dress Code" (1991), "West Up!" (1995), and "One" (1996). In addition to the former Ice-T affiliate WC, the talented group also included DJ Crazy Toones, longtime Ice Cube producer Sir Jinx, and future chart-topping pop-rapper Coolio. Because the latter two were so occupied with their own respective solo careers, the Maad Circle dissolved, and WC decided to form a new, better group, Westside Connection, which also featured Ice Cube and Mack 10. That supergroup didn't last long either for similar reasons, though, and WC embarked on a promising solo career with the powerhouse Def Jam Records. - Jason Birchmeier

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