Westside Slaughterhouse

Westside Slaughterhouse

Westside Connection

“Westside Slaughterhouse” marks the debut of Westside Connection as Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC fire back at critics of West Coast gangsta rap. The title is a response to Masta Ace Incorporated’s 1993 track “Slaughtahouse,” where the first half of the track is a parody of N.W.A and the explicitly violent lyrics of similar artists, while the second half is supposed to be a display of “real hip-hop.” This song also contains shots at Jeru the Damaja after he took shots at West Coast gangsta rap on his 1993 single “Come Clean.”

“Westside Slaughterhouse” was most notable as the starting point of the beef between Ice Cube and Common (Sense) after Cube felt Common slighted the West Coast in his 1994 metaphorical hip-hop classic “I Used to Love H.E.R.” This diss led Common to respond with “The Bitch in Yoo” but the beef was squashed with the intervention of the Nation of Islam’s Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1997.

In a 2020 interview with VladTV, Mack 10 talked about “Westside Slaughterhouse,” the formation of Westside Connection and his response to Common’s response: