World Class Wreckin' Cru

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

Albums

The World Class Wreckin Cru* World Class (Album) Kru-Cut Records US 1985 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin Cru* Rapped In Romance (Album) Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
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 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) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KC-001 The Wreckin Cru* Featuring Yella The Wreckin Cru* Featuring Yella - Slice / Kru Groove(12") Kru-Cut Records KC-001 US 1984 Sell This Version
The Wreckin' Cru'* Surgery (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1984 Sell This Version
The World Class Wreckin Cru* Bust It Up 2 + 1 Kru-Cut Records, Kru-Cut Records US 1985 Sell This Version
The World Class Wreckin Cru* Juice Kru-Cut Records US 1985 Sell This Version
World Class Wreckin Cru* Love Letter Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
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 (Single) Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
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
The World Class Wreckin Cru* Turn Off The Lights (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-008-A (PROMO) 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 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 Lay Your Body Down Kru-Cut Records US 1988 Sell This Version
LHR 7001 The World Class Wreckin Cru* Lovers / Lonzoland(12") Lon Hop Records LHR 7001 US 1988 Sell This Version
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 (Maxi, Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1990 Sell This Version
KC 1016 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 (Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network, S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1991 Sell This Version
Dr. Dre With World Class Wreckin' Cru Dr. Dre With World Class Wreckin' Cru - House Calls (Single) S.O.H. Distributors Network US 1993 Sell This Version
BAX 3000 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(LP, Comp, Album) Kru-Cut Records KC-007 US 1987 Sell This Version