Westside Connection – Terrorist Threats (CD) (2003) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

A long seven years after the gangsta rap supergroup Westside Connection released Bow Down, one of the definitive West Coast gangsta rap albums of the ’90s, they reunited in 2003 for a second go-round, Terrorist Threats. The state of the rap union had changed a lot since 1996, which was the height of the original gangsta era, back when 2Pac and Biggie were still alive and in their prime. So it’s a little unsettling to hear the trio of veteran gangstas in Westside Connection — Ice Cube, WC, and Mack 10 — still trying to rally the “Gangsta Nation” circa 2003, the year of young gunners like 50 Cent and pretty-boy skirt-chasers like Chingy. Yet the old-fashioned gangsta growl of Westside Connection seems all the more poignant as a result — as if they were ghosts of gangsta past, back to haunt listeners — especially on songs like “So Many Rappers in Love,” where these O.G.s call out their much younger, “21 Questions”-asking contemporaries. Not everything on Terrorist Threats is gruff and bitter, though. Standout songs like “Gangsta Nation” and “Lights Out” have plenty of feel-good swerve, especially when the likes of Nate Dogg and Knoc-Turn’al grace the hooks.


01 – A Threat To The World (Intro) (Terrorist Threats)
02 – Call 9-1-1
03 – Potential Victims
04 – Gangsta Nation (feat. Nate Dogg)
05 – Get Ignit
06 – Pimp The System (feat. Butch Cassidy)
07 – Don’t Get Outta Pocket (feat. K-Mac)
08 – Izm
09 – So Many Rappers In Love
10 – Lights Out (feat. Knoc-Turn’al)
11 – Bangin’ At The Party (feat. The Hood)
12 – You Gotta Have Heart
13 – Terrorist Threats
14 – Superstar (Double Murder. Double Platinum)


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