Raising Cain: Nick Hook's troublemaking countdown

2011 Academy participant, Drop The Lime bandmate, and producer behind the steamy techno-soul of Cubic Zirconia, Nick Hook, picks the top 10 songs "I caused trouble to when I was 13-15."

I grew up in St. Louis… We had a deseg[regation] bussing program... About 35% of our school was black kids that came in from the city... It was like this since kindergarden… We were lucky enough to hang out at this house where you could smoke weed, cigarretes, and do whatever the fuck we wanted.. The older cats were 17, we were about 13... My mom worked at my school and the first day of high school she told me the only thing I couldn't do was hang out there…  We all thought we were thugs with Compton hats and shit… We called our crew the "CMC".  The "Clear Meadow Crew"…  I thought every school in the country was like this until I moved to NYC and I was like wow... Nope…  We really caused alot of trouble and I am happy we're all still alive... These were 10 songs that never left the car…

 1. Ice Cube & Dr. Dre - Natural Born Killaz (Death Row Records, 1994)

 

2. Eazy-E - Real Muthaphukkin G's (Ruthless Records, 1993)

 

3. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Creepin On ah Come Up (Ruthless Records, 1994)

 

4. Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride (Interscope Records, 1992)

 

5. DJ Quik - Born And Raised in Compton (Profile Records, 1991)

 

6. Too Short - Life Is Too Short (Dangerous Music, 1988)

 

7. 2Pac - From The Cradle To The Grave (featuring Outlawz) (Interscope Records, 1994)

 

8. OutKast - Player's Ball (LaFace Records, 1994)

 

9. Spice 1 - 187 Proof (Jive Records, 1992)

 

10. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Deep Cover (Death Row Records, 1992)

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