Westside Connection

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Westside Connection
File:Westside Connection.jpg
From left to right: WC, Ice Cube, Mack 10 in 2003
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active 1994–2005
Associated acts
Website westsideconnection.org
Past members

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!". Around this time the group began working 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).

On December 9, 2003 the group released their second album Terrorist Threats, hallmarked by the lead single "Gangsta Nation" produced by Fredwreck and featuring Nate Dogg.

In 2005, Mack 10 left the group due to a conflict between him and Ice Cube and the group disbanded indefinitely.[1]

Ice Cube and WC have since appeared on each others albums.



  1. "Mack 10 interview". AllHipHop.com. November 10, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>