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Straight Checkn 'Em
Straight Checkn 'Em
Studio album by Compton's Most Wanted

Released

16 July 1991

Recorded

March - April 1991 at Big Beat Soundlabs (Los Angeles)

Genre

Hip hop

Label

Orpheus/Epic

Producer

DJ Slip, The Unknown DJ (also exec.)

Compton's Most Wanted chronology

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It's a Compton Thang (1990)

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Music to Driveby (1992)

Straight Checkn 'Em is the second album by American hip hop group Compton's Most Wanted, released in 1991 on Orpheus Records. Like their debut, it was produced entirely by The Unknown DJ and group member DJ Slip. MC Eiht serves as the sole rapper on this album as Tha Chill was sentenced to prison months before recording commenced. The album contains the popular single "Growin' Up in the Hood", which was featured in the 1991 movie Boyz n the Hood and its soundtrack

The album peaked at #92 on the Billboard 200, and #23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It received positive reviews upon release.

Track listingEdit

All songs performed by MC Eiht, except for "Mike T's Funky Scratch", scratches performed by DJ Mike T. All songs produced by DJ Slip and The Unknown DJ.

No. Title Writer(s) Time
1. "Intro" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 1:02
2. "They Still Gafflin" Allen, Hayes, Manuel, Tyler 4:30
3. "Growin' Up in the Hood" Allen, Manuel, Simon, Tyler 4:12
4. "Wanted" Allen, Manuel, Tyler, White 4:13
5. "Straight Checkn 'Em" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 3:45
6. "I Don't Dance" Allen, Clinton, Manuel, Shider, Spradley, Tyler 2:30
7. "Raised in Compton" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 3:45
8. "Driveby Miss Daisy" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 4:27
9. "Def Wish" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 3:42
10. "Compton's Lynchin" Allen, Manuel, Tyler, Watson 4:44
11. "Mike T's Funky Scratch" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 2:35
12. "Can I Kill It?" Allen, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jasper, Manuel, Noble, Tyler, Womack, Womack 4:21
13. "Gangsta Shot Out" Allen, Manuel, Tyler 2:32

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