World Class Wreckin' Cru

Profile:
Lonzo (Alonzo Williams), Andre Young (Dr. Dre), Marquette Hawkins (Cli-N-Tel), DJ Yella (Antoine Carraby), Barry Severe (Shakespeare), Mona Lisa Young, Michelle Toussaint (Michel'le).
The group was originally formed by a Compton club owner Alonzo Williams as a mobile DJ crew for several years and it wasn't until 1983 that they decided to record music. In 1984 the group debuted on Lonzo's Kru-Cut record label releasing the single "Surgery" followed by "Juice". Both records proved to become local electro-rap favorites selling many units on the west coast. The following year the group put out their first album World Class. The group's dancer, Shakespeare, later replaced Cli-N-Tel as they signed to Epic Records releasing a string of singles and their second album Rapped In Romance. The Wreckin' Cru enlisted aspiring rapper Ice Cube to help as a ghostwriter for the "House Calls / Cabbage Patch" single in 1987. Shortly before disbanding over financial problems, the slow jam record "Before You Turn Off The Lights" (which featured Michel'le) became a big hit all across the country's urban and pop charts by early 1988. Dr. Dre and DJ Yella later continued producing music with N.W.A. while Shakespeare later pursued a position as a pastor. Michel'le married Dr. Dre and released an album on Ruthless Records. Lonzo attempted to play off the big success of the group's last single by reassembling a new World Class Wreckin' Cru and releasing the album Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane in 1988.
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World Class Wreckin' Cru Discography Tracks

Albums

World Class Wreckin' Cru - World Class album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* World Class (Album) Kru-Cut Records US 1985 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Rapped In Romance album art World Class Wreckin Cru* Rapped In Romance (Album) Epic, Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane album art Lonzo & The World Class Wreckin Kru* Lonzo & The World Class Wreckin Kru* - Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane (Album) Techno Kut Records, Techno Kut Records Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
KC 1015 World Class Wreckin' Cru - Dance And Romance album art World Class Wreckin' Cru Featuring Mona Lisa* And Lonzo World Class Wreckin' Cru Featuring Mona Lisa* And Lonzo - Dance And Romance(Cass, Album) Kru-Cut Records KC 1015 US 1989 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Phases In Life album art World Class Wreckin' Cru Phases In Life (Album) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KC-001 World Class Wreckin' Cru - Slice / Kru Groove album art The Wreckin Cru* Featuring Yella The Wreckin Cru* Featuring Yella - Slice / Kru Groove(12") Kru-Cut Records KC-001 US 1984 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Surgery album art The Wreckin' Cru'* Surgery (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1984 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Bust It Up 2 + 1 album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* Bust It Up 2 + 1 (Maxi) Kru-Cut Records, Kru-Cut Records US 1985 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Juice album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* Juice (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1984 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Love Letter album art World Class Wreckin Cru* Love Letter Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - The Fly / He's Bionic album art World Class Wreckin Cru* The Fly / He's Bionic (Maxi) Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Mission Possible / World Class Freak album art World Class Wreckin Cru* Mission Possible / World Class Freak (Single) Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Come See Me / Turn Off The Lights album art Sargent Tucker / The World Class Wreckin Cru* Sargent Tucker / The World Class Wreckin Cru* - Come See Me / Turn Off The Lights Macola Record Co., Anada Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Turn Off The Lights album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* Turn Off The Lights (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-008-A (PROMO) World Class Wreckin' Cru - Must Be The Music album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* Must Be The Music(12", Promo) Kru-Cut Records MRC-008-A (PROMO) US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-1008 World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Calls album art The World Class Wreckin Cru* House Calls(12") Kru-Cut Records, Macola Record Co. MRC-1008 US 1987 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Lovers / Lonzoland album art World Class Wreckin' Cru Lovers / Lonzoland (Maxi) Lon Hop Records US 1988 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Lay Your Body Down album art World Class Wreckin' Cru Lay Your Body Down Kru-Cut Records US 1988 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - World Class Mega Mix album art World Class Wreckin Crew* World Class Mega Mix (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1989 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - The Lights Are Out / World Class Bar-B-Que album art World Class Wreckin Cru* The Lights Are Out / World Class Bar-B-Que (Maxi, Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1990 Sell This Version
KC 1016 World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Fly album art World Class Wreckin' Cru House Fly(12") Kru-Cut Records KC 1016 US 1990 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - I'll Be Around album art World Class Wreckin' Cru I'll Be Around (Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network, S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1991 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Calls album art Dr. Dre And The World Class Wreckin' Cru Dr. Dre And The World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Calls (Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1993 Sell This Version
BAX 3000 World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Calls / Your Boyfriends A Freak / Dance To The Music album art Dr. Dre And The World Class Wreckin' Cru* / M.C. Latina Dr. Dre And The World Class Wreckin' Cru* / M.C. Latina - House Calls / Your Boyfriends A Freak / Dance To The Music(12", Single, Promo) Basix Music BAX 3000 US 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

KC-007 World Class Wreckin' Cru - The Best Of The World Class Wreckin' Cru album art World Class Wreckin Cru* The Best Of The World Class Wreckin' Cru(LP, Album, Comp) Kru-Cut Records KC-007 US 1987 Sell This Version