Westside Connection: Bow Down (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Ice Cube, rap’s most consistently compelling artist, leads this gangsta rap trio’s debut, “Bow Down.” As his first group project since abandoning supergroup NWA in 1990, this 10-track disc serves up the tough bravado and street imagery the Los Angeles-based Cube has made his stock-in-trade.

Unfortunately, it fails to convey the personal flavor or offer the burning funk of Cube’s solo work.

GRADE: C+

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