Compton’s Most Wanted ‘Straight Check N Em’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 16th July 1991

Label: Orpheus
Producers: DJ Slip, The Unknown DJ

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Straight Checkn ‘Em is the second studio album by American rap group Compton’s Most Wanted, released July 16, 1991 on Orpheus Records. It peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 92 on the Billboard 200. Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, “Straight Checkn ‘Em”. The album contained one of the group’s most successful songs, “Growin’ Up in the Hood,” which also appeared on the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack. The first part for the famous “Def Wish” series (I-IV) appears in Straight Checkn ‘Em. Just like their previous album It’s a Compton Thang, this album was entirely produced by DJ Slip and The Unknown DJ. Tha Chill was unable to appear in this album because he was sentenced to prison some months before the recording, the only song he was able to appear was “Growin’ Up in the Hood”.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #23 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.

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