N.W.A. ‎– Panic Zone / Dope Man / 8-Ball

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MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone / Dope Man / 8-Ball(12", Red) Ruthless Records MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone / Dope Man / 8-Ball(12", Promo) Ruthless Records MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A* Panic Zone / Dope Man / 8-Ball(12", W/Lbl) Ruthless Records, Macola Record Co. MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone / Dope Man / 8-Ball(12", Whi) Ruthless Records MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone(12", RP) Ruthless Records, Macola Record Co. MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone(12", RP, Gen) Ruthless Records, Macola Record Co. MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1034 N.W.A. Panic Zone(12", RP, Whi) Ruthless Records, Macola Record Co. MRC-1034 US 1987 Sell This Version
RHR 5129 N.W.A. Dope Man / 8-Ball(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 5129 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
RHR 3750 N.W.A. Panic Zone(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3750 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
EE 1051 N.W.A. Panic Zone / Dope Man(12", RE) Electro Eternal EE 1051 US 2005 Sell This Version

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finniusgordo

finniusgordo

December 3, 2017
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, Whi, MRC-1034
I bought a vynal copy at a garage sale. Case is bad shape but autographed by "N.W.A.'. I'll email a copy of a photo.. Vynal good a not perfect but o.k.
SHODAN_2114

SHODAN_2114

June 10, 2016
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, MRC-1034
panic zone is dope. wish there was an instrumental/extended version
iljin1

iljin1

July 10, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, Whi, MRC-1034
Who's the whitey? :-)
duanevinyl

duanevinyl

November 22, 2011
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, Whi, MRC-1034
panic zone pity they never did intremental of this boomer araibian prince again thanks
PappaWheelie

PappaWheelie

July 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, Whi, MRC-1034
I'm one of the seemingly few that discovered NWA with their 1987 debut "album", as opposed to the Ruthless driven NWA/Eazy-E Explosion of 1988/1989 (and the Ruthless repackaging of their debut album later). I use the term album loosly as Macola was notorious for packaging random 12"s of theirs into compilations, but not making it clear they were comps. I suspect this was always the case with their debut album. Prior to the NWA & The Posse album, Macola had a comp entitled "The Posse", but it was EARLY Macola 12"s by Digital Underground, DJ Battlecat, 2 Live Crew, Ice T, etc. NWA's debut album comes off the same way, as it compiles Fila Fresh Crew, Arabian Prince, Eazy E solo, and NWA. Granted, most of those acts were produced by Dr. Dre, creating a common thread (unusual for Macola at that time), it still was another Macola compilation. I figured the only way to understand NWA's history and evolution was to track down the 12"s individually (including Ice Cube's solo 12" that didn't make the cut of the 1987 comp/album). This is possibly the most essential release of their entire catalog to understand their evolution.
spork

spork

May 16, 2003
referencing Panic Zone, 12", RP, Whi, MRC-1034

When I was still just a wee lad, N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' tape got some pretty heavy rotation in my boombox. I recently picked up this 12", and it's really interesting to see the direction in which N.W.A. could have gone (but didn't). The songs '8-Ball' and 'Dope Man' are both great--but they're definitely done in the style that people tend to think of when they think of late '80s-era West Coast gangsta rap. The first cut on the A side, however, is completely different. 'Panic Zone' is one of the best electro hip-hop jams you'll ever hear. Dr. Dre was fresh from his work with the World Class Wreckin' Cru, with whom he had produced some classic West Coast electro-funk jams that were 180 degrees removed from the gangsta rap for which he would become known. 'Panic Zone' also heavily featured the work of The Arabian Prince (a.k.a. Professor X, a.k.a Mik Lezan), whose style clearly didn't fit in with the direction in which N.W.A wanted to go, evinced by Ice Cube and Eazy E (whose presences are felt much more strongly on 'Dope Man' and '8-Ball'). The Arabian Prince didn't work with N.W.A. for very long, and it's easy to see why. 'Panic Zone' is amazing, hard-hitting electro-funk, but it just didn't fit with the direction West Coast rap was heading for in the late '80s. However, if you're even a casual fan of '80s electro-funk, you owe it to yourself to find a copy of this record.