About Compton's Most Wanted
Comprising MC Eiht, Mike T, and the Chill MC (as well as DJs Slip and Unknown behind the boards), CMW were amongst the first wave of post-NWA gangsta rappers. Their classic debut It's A Compton Thang dropped in 1990 and showcased high-energy production and fierce rhymes. Straight Checkn'em and Music To Driveby followed, and they also had a hit with "Growin' Up In the Hood" from the Boyz N The Hood soundtrack. Shortly after their third album, MC Eiht split the crew to pursue a successful solo career. They regrouped in 2000 for Represent, and later released a greatest hits collection called When We Wuz Bangin'.