Early this afternoon, anonymous sources close to the Westside Connection camp revealed that Ice Cube [click to read] has revealed to his inner-circle that famed trio Westside Connection will return after several years of hiatus.
Although not confirmed by either party, further details said that estranged member Mack 10 [click to read] would be replaced by none other than Compton rapper The Game [click to read]. Both are Blood affiliates in the group, formed in 1995 that featured Crip and Blood members.
Westside Connection originated on Mack 10‘s self-titled album on the song “Westside Slaughterhouse.” The group would release seminal coastal-war album Bow Down the following year, spawning the hit of the same name and “Gangsters Make The World Go Round.” The trio, also including veteran emcee WC, had public feuds with both Common and Cypress Hill.
After platinum success on their debut, the trio released 2004’s Terrorist Threats. The gold-certified disc was quickly followed with the group’s disbanding. WC subsequently signed to Ice Cube‘s Lench Mob Records label. There, he released Guilty By Affiliation. The Game appeared on “West Coast Voodoo” on that album. The Compton rapper also appears, with Cube and WC on Cube‘s upcoming album Raw Footage on the song “Get Used To It,” perhaps an allusion to the upcoming group revival. Ice Cube is also on The Game‘s L.A.X. album, on the song “State of Emergency.”
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