imageWest Coast Crew were a hip-hop\rap group from Los Angeles, California that consisted of Cassonova Malone (born in 1965), D-Rock (born in 1964 from Monroe, Louisiana), J-Bone (born in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois), Lemon Lime (born in 1963) and Mr. J (born in 1964).

The group was founded in 1983. They have performed with artists such as Kopper, Pennye Ford, Naughty Naughty, Roger Clayton & Chrystal.

Lemon Lime started his music career when he was 10 years old, writing lyrics & performing in various clubs & talent shows. By the time he was 16 years old, he had his own dance production.

D-Rock started his music career when he was 7 years old, writing poetry & singing in church. When he was 13 years old, he & his family moved to Los Angeles where he formed his own band called D and the Rockers.

Mr. J. began to write poetry when he was 6 years old. By the time he was 11 years old, he was a member of the Clansville Crew. He later performed at junior high & elementary schools in Los Angeles.

Cassonova Malone began his music career when he was 4 years old, playing the drums in church.

When he was 6 years old, his mother taught him piano and at the age of 12, Cassonova began exploring different instruments.

J-Bone began singing in church when he was only two years old. When he was 8 years old, he started writing his own songs. He later moved to California with his brother. imageIn 1983, the group signed to Jam Power Records where they released a promotional mini album called “Jealous People\Wild” a year later.

imageIn 1985, the West Coast Crew released their debut album “In the Mix” on KMA Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

imageThe only single to chart was the song “Jail Bait” which managed to peak at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

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imageTwo more singles from the album “Put the Pipe Down” and “D.O.A.” were released, but didn’t make the charts at all.

imageDuring that same year, another single “We Are the Crew” failed to make the charts.

After that, it seems as if the West Coast Crew has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Jail Bait,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “D.O.A.,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We Are the Crew,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Put the Pipe Down,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Wild,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Jealous People,” go to:

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