Compton’s Most Wanted ‘Music to Driveby’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 29th September 1992

Label: Orpheus / Epic

Producers: The Unknown DJ, MC Eiht, DJ Slip, DJ Mike T

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Music to Driveby is the third studio album by American rap group Compton’s Most Wanted. It was released September 29, 1992 on Orpheus Records. The album was produced by DJ Mike T, Master Ric Roc, The Unknown DJ, MC Eiht and DJ Slip. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 66 on the Billboard 200. Along with a single, a music video was produced for the songs, “Hood Took Me Under” and “Def Wish II”. Music to Driveby is seen as one of the great Gangsta rap albums from the golden age of hip hop. Similar to N.W.A.‘s Straight Outta Compton, Music to Driveby includes similar themes centered around nihilism, hood life and participation in gangs. It is notable for the single Hood Took Me Under, which was later included in videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ radio station “Radio Los Santos”, and has been considered a classic example of Gangsta Rap by reviewers. The album contains the diss song to rapper Tim Dog, “Who’s Fucking Who?” as well as numerous shots thrown at DJ Quik throughout the album.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #19 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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