Westside Connection is a group originally consisting of Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10. The group's debut album, Bow Down, reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in 1996. The group was formed during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, coming out after the death of 2Pac. They have had feuds with Cypress Hill, Common, and Q-Tip.
After a long hiatus the group released their second album Terrorist Threats in 2003 hallmarked by the lead single "Gangsta Nation" featuring Nate Dogg.
In 2005 Mack 10 left the group due to a conflict between him and WC.
In 2008, rumors have been circulating that The Game may join the rap group. This gossip stemmed from his verse on Ice Cube's track with WC called "Get Used To It" where Game proclaims he may join the Lench Mob (implying the Westside Connection). While Game has denied his membership, recently Cube gave some credence to the idea in an interview. When asked about The Game joining, he nodded and said "maybe".
Feud with Cypress Hill
Westside Connection had a couple of feuds with eastcoast and westcoast artists including B-Real and Cypress hill, Common and Kam. The Cypress Hill beef started when Ice Cube went to one of Cypress Hill's studio to get the song "Roll it, light it, smoke it" for his movie Friday. When Ice Cube was showed a song from the Temples of Boom album "Throw your set in the Air" he asked if he could get that song on the Friday soundtrack instead. After being turned down he made the song "Friday" which had almost the same chorus as Cypress Hill's song "Throw your set in the Air". Cypress Hill released the diss "No Rest for the Wicked" and Westside Connections shot back with "King of the Hill". Cypress Hill fired off "Ice Cube Killa" and Westside Connection returned with "Cross Em' Out and Put a K'". The feud was eventually squashed when Mack 10 talked to B-Real over the phone and Ice Cube aswell.
1996 Bow Down Platinum (1,700,000 copies)
2003 Terrorist Threats Gold (679,000copies)