Bow Down As leader of this hip-hop supergroup including Westside Connection and Mack 10, Ice Cube seems to be following trends instead of creating them. Ironically, the… Bow Down As leader of this hip-hop supergroup including Westside Connection and Mack 10, Ice Cube seems to be following trends instead of creating them. Ironically, the… Westside Connection Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Bow Down (1996)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Westside Connection; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

As leader of this hip-hop supergroup including Westside Connection and Mack 10, Ice Cube seems to be following trends instead of creating them. Ironically, the man who pushed gangsta rap beyond its limits in both N.W.A and his solo work is reduced to exploiting a largely irrelevant East Coast-West Coast rivalry in Bow Down. And the beats, while funky, are so yesterday. C

Originally posted Dec 13, 1996 Published in issue #357 Dec 13, 1996 Order article reprints