West Coast All Stars was a collaboration of old school hip hop stars in 1990 during the Stop the Violence Movement. Featuring Dr. Dre, MC Hammer, Digital Underground, Eazy-E, Tone-Loc–the list is almost too much to consider. Imagine this west coast lineup today: Mista F.A.B., The Game, Snoop Dogg *cough who else?
“We’re All In The Same Gang,” addressed real issue of violence in the hood. Can you remember the last song that had this many popular artists that addressed hood issues? I can, but it wasn’t about the hood, it was the All-Star Tribute of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” in response to 9/11. That’s sad for many reasons.