Fuck Compton

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"Fuck Compton"
Single by Tim Dog
from the album Penicillin on Wax
Released1991
Format12-inch single
Recorded1991
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length3:58
LabelRuffhouse
Writer(s)Timothy Blair
Tim Dog singles chronology
"Fuck Compton"
(1991)
"Bronx Nigga"
(1992)
 
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"Fuck Compton"
Single by Tim Dog
from the album Penicillin on Wax
Released1991
Format12-inch single
Recorded1991
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length3:58
LabelRuffhouse
Writer(s)Timothy Blair
Tim Dog singles chronology
"Fuck Compton"
(1991)
"Bronx Nigga"
(1992)

"Fuck Compton" is a diss track aimed at the West Coast hip hop scene in general by East Coast hip hop artist, Tim Dog.

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Tim Dog, frustrated at being overlooked because of the popularity of the West Coast at the time and at the apparent lack of interest in East Coast artists from record companies, released the song on his debut album Penicillin on Wax. "Fuck Compton" attacked the city's style of dress and musical output and made threatening gestures to several Compton rappers including Eazy-E, MC Ren, Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le. Tim Dog made clear that he was not including West Coast rapper Ice-T in the diss with the line "I crush Ice Cube, I'm cool with Ice-T/But N.W.A ain't shit to me." The song could also be looked at as the origin of the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry that escalated during the 1990s.

The single, produced by Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic MCs, was released by Ruffhouse Records and became a worldwide underground hit in the clubs and hip hop circles. Two versions of a music video were released, an original version and a censored edit.

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