Bow Down
Bow Down
Studio album by Westside Connection


22 October 1996


1995-1996 at Westsiiiiide Studios (CA) and Treehouse Studios (South Africa)


Hip hop




Lench Mob/Priority


Binky, Bud'da, Ice Cube, QDIII, Cedric Samson

Westside Connection chronology


Terrorist Threats (2003)

Bow Down is the debut studio album by American hip hop supergroup Westside Connection, released in 1996 on Lench Mob and Priority Records. The group's members Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC had previously collaborated on the song "Westside Slaughterhouse" from Mack 10's self-titled debut album in 1994 and began recording Bow Down the following year. 

The album was a commercial success, peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It has since sold 1.7 million copies, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1997. Bow Down received positive reviews from most music critics. 

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "World Domination" - - - 1:16
2. "Bow Down" Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC Anderson, Calhoun, Jackson, Rolison Bud'da 3:27
3. "Gangstas Make the World Go Round" Ice Cube, WC, Mack 10 Calhoun, Jackson, Rolison, Samson Ice Cube, Cedric Samson (co.) 4:33
4. "All the Critics in New York" Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC Calhoun, Garner, Jackson, Rolison Binky, Ice Cube (co.) 5:35
5. "Do You Like Criminals?" WC, Ice Cube, Mack 10, K-Dee Anderson, Calhoun, Jackson, Johnson, Rolison Bud'da 5:01
6. "Gangsta's Don't Dance" - - - 0:22
7. "The Gangsta, the Killa and the Dope Dealer" Ice Cube, WC, Mack 10 Anderson, Calhoun, Jackson, Rolison Bud'da 4:11
8. "Cross 'Em Out and Put a 'K" Mack 10, Ice Cube, WC Anderson, Calhoun, Jackson, Rolison Bud'da 4:56
9. "King of the Hill" Ice Cube, Mack 10 Jackson, Jones, Rolison QDIII 4:17
10. "3 Time Felons" Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC Anderson, Calhoun, Jackson, Rolison Bud'da 5:10
11. "Westward Ho" Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC Calhoun, Jackson, Jones, Rolison QDIII 5:12
12. "The Pledge" - - - 0:14
13. "Hoo-Bangin' (WSCG Style)" Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC, K-Dee, Tha Comrades, Allfrumtha I Anderson, Calhoun, Garmon, Garner, Jackson, Johnson, Moore, Rolison Ice Cube 3:58

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