'N Gatz We Truss

Last updated
'N Gatz We Truss
Scc-ngwt.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 1994 (1994-05-10)
Recorded1993-1994
StudioKitchen Sync Studio (Hollywood, CA)
Genre
Length1:09:26
Label
Producer
  • Havoc Tha Mouthpiece (exec.)
  • Prodeje
  • Havikk The Rhime Son
  • DJ Gripp (co.)
  • L.V. (co.)
  • DJ Kaos (co.)
South Central Cartel chronology
South Central Madness
(1992)
'N Gatz We Truss
(1994)
S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad Nationwide
(1995)
Singles from 'N Gatz We Truss
  1. "Servin' 'Em Heat"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Seventeen Switches"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Gang Stories"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Entertainment Weekly B− [2]

'N Gatz We Truss is the second studio album by American rap group South Central Cartel. It was released on May 10, 1994 via South G.W.K. Records and Rush Associated Labels. Recording sessions took place at Kitchen Sync Studio in Hollywood, California with producers Prodeje and Havikk the Rhime Son, co-producers DJ Gripp, L.V. and DJ Kaos, and executive producer Cary "Havoc" Calvin. The album features guest performances by 2Pac, 3-2, Big Mike, Ice-T, MC Eiht and Spice 1, and also introduced a new member to the group, Patrick "Young Prodeje" Pitts.

Contents

The album reached number 32 on the Billboard 200 and number 4 on the Top R&B Albums chart in the United States. It spawned two promotional singles: "Servin' 'Em Heat" and "Seventeen Switches", and a single "Gang Stories", which peaked at No. 63 on the Hot R&B Singles chart and No. 12 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. Along with the singles, music videos were produced for all the three songs and for "It's a S.C.C. Thang".

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Bring It On" Prodeje 4:41
2."Drive Bye Homicide"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • C. Calvin
  • P. Rayson
  • Prodeje
  • DJ Gripp (co.)
3:49
3."Servin' 'Em Heat"
Prodeje4:19
4."Gang Stories" (featuring Big Mike & Tre-Duce)
Prodeje4:48
5."Seventeen Switches"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • C. Calvin
  • P. Pitts
Prodeje4:33
6."U Couldn't Deal Wit Dis"
Prodeje3:58
7."Do It SC Style"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • C. Calvin
Havikk The Rhime Son3:58
8."Dick Suckin' Contest"C. CalvinProdeje1:22
9."Had to Be Loc'd"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • L. Blackmon
  • R. Troutman
  • C. Singleton
  • N. Leftenant
  • T. Jenkins
Havikk The Rhime Son3:19
10."Lil Knucklehead"Prodeje3:21
11."It's a S.C.C. Thing"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • L. Sanders
  • P. Rayson
  • Havikk The Rhime Son
  • DJ Gripp (co.)
  • L.V. (co.)
3:17
12."Stay Out da Hood"
  • Prodeje
  • DJ Gripp (co.)
4:34
13."Rollin' Down da Block"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • C. Calvin
  • P. Pitts
Prodeje4:16
14."Get 'Em"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • P. Pitts
Havikk The Rhime Son3:47
15."Gangsta Team" (featuring MC Eiht, Ice-T, Spice 1 & 2Pac)
Prodeje5:56
16."Shot Outz"
  • A. Patterson
  • C. Calvin
Prodeje1:19
17."Marinate"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
  • L. Sanders
  • G. Scott
  • Prodeje
  • DJ Kaos (co.)
4:09
18."Hoo Riding' in da Central"
  • A. Patterson
  • B. West
Prodeje4:00
Total length:1:09:26

Sample credits

Personnel

Charts

Related Research Articles

<i>Dirty History</i> 2004 studio album by Anybody Killa

Dirty History is the third solo studio album by American rapper Anybody Killa. It was released on July 27, 2004 via Psychopathic Records. Production was handled by Fritz the Cat, Lavel, Mike Puwal, Esham and The R.O.C., with co-production by Violent J and ABK himself. It features guest appearances from Insane Clown Posse, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Twiztid and Lavel.

South Central Cartel

South Central Cartel is an American West Coast hip hop/gangsta rap group based in Los Angeles, California.

<i>Enigma</i> (Keith Murray album) 1996 studio album by Keith Murray

Enigma is the second solo studio album by American rapper Keith Murray. It was released on November 26, 1996, via Jive Records. Recording sessions took place at Mirror Image Recordings in Long Island. Production was handled by Erick Sermon, who also served as executive producer, Ty Fyffe, The Ummah and Rod 'KP' Kirkpatrick. It features guest appearances from 50 Grand, Kel-Vicious, Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Dave Hollister, Jamal and Redman. The album peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 and number six on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States.

<i>KRS-One</i> (album) 1995 studio album by KRS-One

KRS One is the second solo studio album by American hip hop artist KRS-One. It was released on October 10, 1995 via Jive Records. Production was handled by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Big French Productions, Norty Cotto, Showbiz and KRS-One himself. It features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Channel Live, Das EFX, Dexter Thibou, Fat Joe and Mad Lion.

<i>We Come Strapped</i> 1994 studio album by MC Eiht featuring CMW

We Come Strapped is the debut studio album by American rapper MC Eiht and the fourth album by his group Compton's Most Wanted. It was released on July 19, 1994 through Epic Street. Recording sessions took place at X-Factor Studios in Long Beach, California. Production was handled primarily by Compton's Most Wanted members MC Eiht and DJ Slip, except for one song, "Compton Bomb", produced by Ric Roc. It features contributions from William "Willie Z" Zimmerman on the keyboards, Josh Achziger on guitar, Carla Evans on vocals, and guest appearances from rappers Redman and Spice 1.

<i>Death Threatz</i> 1996 studio album by MC Eiht featuring CMW

Death Threatz is the second studio album by the American rapper MC Eiht and the fifth album by his group Compton's Most Wanted. It was released on April 2, 1996, through Epic Street. Recording sessions took place at Echo Sound and X-Factor Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled primarily by Compton's Most Wanted members DJ Slip and MC Eiht, along with Prodeje of South Central Cartel, Gentry "Black Jack" Reed, Robert "Fonksta" Bacon and Tomie Mundy. It features guest performances from Young Prodeje and N.O.T.R.

<i>Act a Fool</i> (album) 1988 studio album by King Tee

Act a Fool is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It was released on November 15, 1988 via Capitol Records. Audio production was handled by DJ Pooh and King Tee himself with Tim Devine as executive producer. It also features guest appearances provided by Mixmaster Spade and Breeze on the track "Just Clowning". The album peaked at number 125 on the US Billboard 200 chart and number 35 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Its title track reached #26 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, and "Bass", which is remixed on this album, reached #19 on the same chart.

<i>South Central Madness</i> 1992 studio album by South Central Cartel

South Central Madness is the debut studio album by American rap group South Central Cartel. It was released on January 22, 1992 through Pump Records with distribution via Quality Records.

<i>F.B.I.</i> (album) 1996 studio album by The Dayton Family

F.B.I. is the second studio album by American rap group The Dayton Family from Flint, Michigan. It was released on October 1, 1996 via Relativity Records. Recording sessions took place at Silver Sun Recording Studio in Flint, Michigan. Production was handled by Steve Pitts with the members of Dayton Family serving as co-producers. It features guest appearances from Lorie Coleman, Esham, and Night & Day. Albums' title, "F.B.I." stands for "Fuck Being Indicted".

Larry Sanders, known professionally as L.V., is an American singer. He is best known for his collaboration with rapper Coolio on the single "Gangsta's Paradise" and has been featured on multiple soundtracks since then. Having released five solo albums to date, he was also a member of the gangsta rap group South Central Cartel since their beginning, usually singing the vocals and chorus.

<i>Brother Arab</i> 1989 studio album by Arabian Prince

Brother Arab is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Arabian Prince. It was released on November 28, 1989 through Orpheus Records with distribution via EMI USA, a division of Capitol Records. Recording sessions took place at Trax Recording Studios in Hollywood. Production was handled entirely by Tim "That Guy" Reid II and Kim "Arabian Prince" Nazel, the latter also served as executive producer. The album spawned three singles: "She's Got a Big Posse", "Situation Critical" and "Gettin' Down"/"Dope Thang". Its lead single, "She's Got a Big Posse", peaked at number 9 on the Hot Rap Songs.

Concrete Jungle Vol. 1 is the fifth studio album by American rap group South Central Cartel. It was released on August 3, 1999 through Mouth Piece Entertainment. Recording sessions took place at Pee-Wee's House Studio with Austin "Prodeje" Patterson, along with producers Robert "Fonksta" Bacon, Tomie Mundy and Troy "Talkbox" Mason, and executive producer Cary "Havoc" Calvin. The album features guest performances from C-Bo, Daz Dillinger, Spice 1 and the Floc Gang. S.C.C.'s member L.V. appeared only on one track, "All Day Long", as featured artist. The album in dedicated to Paul "Payback Da' Emeny" Brown.

<i>Black Pearl</i> (Yo-Yo album) 1992 studio album by Yo-Yo

Black Pearl is the second studio album by American rapper Yo-Yo. It was released on June 23, 1992 through EastWest Records America/Atlantic. Production was handled by DJ Pooh, Sir Jinx, Down Low Productions, DJ Muggs, Rashad Coes and DJ Bobcat, with Ice Cube serving as executive producer. The album peaked at number 145 on the Billboard 200 and number 32 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Havoc & Prodeje was an American West Coast hip hop duo composed of South Central Cartel members Cary "Havoc" Calvin and Austin "Prodeje" Patterson. The duo came together during the peak of South Central Cartel's popularity in 1993, releasing Livin' in a Crime Wave on the Def Jam label, but the album failed to make it to the charts. They would then release 1994's Kickin' Game and 1997's Truez Neva Stop, but the duo failed to match the early success of South Central Cartel. One of their songs, "The Hood's Got Me Feelin' the Pain", featured on the soundtrack of the 1995 horror film Tales from the Hood.

<i>On Anotha Level</i> 1994 studio album by Anotha Level

On Anotha Level is the only studio album by American West Coast hip hop group Anotha Level. It was released on April 26, 1994 through Priority Records.

<i>Medicine Bag</i> 2010 studio album by Anybody Killa

Medicine Bag is the fifth solo studio album by American rapper Anybody Killa. It was released on October 19, 2010 via Psychopathic Records in three different versions, each featuring two different bonus tracks. Recording sessions took place at the Lotus Pod in Detroit. Production was primarily handled by Brian Kuma, except for several bonus tracks produced by Eric Davie. It features guest appearances from Axe Murder Boyz, Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Insane Clown Posse.

<i>Informal Introduction</i> 2002 studio album by Shade Sheist

Informal Introduction is the debut studio album by American rapper Shade Sheist. It was released on September 10, 2002, through MCA Records. Recording sessions took place at Larrabee Studios, at Soundcastle, at Skip Saylor Recording, and at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by Damizza, Eddie Berkeley, KayGee, DJ Quik, Howie Hersh and Timbaland. It features guest appearances from Nate Dogg, AMG, DJ Clue, Fabolous, Hi-C, Knoc-turn'al, Kurupt, Vita and Warren G among others.

Killafornia Organization is the only studio album by American West Coast hip hop supergroup, composed of Compton's Most Wanted's Tha Chill, Boom Bam and MC Eiht, South Central Cartel's Young Prodeje, Havoc & Prodeje, Wize Guyz' Boodro, Uni, Darren and Big Time, Hard Times' D.J. Raw, Boogieman and Shagman, the LBC Crew's Big Tray Deee, and rappers Bonaphyde, Killa and Dazzie Dee. The album peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. The album spawned a single "Throw It Up", which also made it to the Billboard charts, reaching #78 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #11 on the Hot Rap Songs.

"Slippin' into Darkness" is a song written and performed by War. The song was produced by Jerry Goldstein. A live version of the song was featured as the B-side to their 1974 single "Ballero".

"Unify" is the song written and performed by American hip hop recording artists Kid Capri, Snoop Dogg and Slick Rick. It was recorded at Larrabee Studio in Los Angeles, at Bearsville Studio in Bearsville and at The Hit Factory in New York City, and released in 1998 through Track Masters/Columbia Records as the only single from Kid Capri's sophomore studio album Soundtrack to the Streets. It was produced by Kid Capri himself, and contains a sample from "One Mint Julep" written by Rudy Toombs. Its remix version was produced by Poke & Tone, and contains portions of "Good Times" written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

References

  1. "N Gatz We Truss - South Central Cartel | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic . Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. Bernard, James (May 13, 1994). "'N Gatz We Truss". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  3. "South Central Cartel Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  4. "South Central Cartel Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2021.