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C.I.A. Band
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Kru-Cut Records
Dr. Dre

C.I.A. (abbreviation for Cru' in Action!) was a hip hop trio, which consisted of K-Dee, Sir Jinx and Ice Cube.[2] The group began playing at parties organized by Sir Jinx's cousin[2]Dr. Dre, a member of a popular local electro group called World Class Wreckin' Cru. At first they went by name Stereo Crew and released a single "She's a Skag" in 1986 on Epic Records.[3][4] After being dropped from the label for not having enough commercial success,[4] they signed with Kru Cut Records and started to use the name C.I.A.[3][4]. The group was credited for backing vocals on the WCWC song "Cabbage Patch" and the only C.I.A. release came in 1987 entitled "My Posse",[3] which was produced by Dr. Dre in a classic Roland TR-808 manner.

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre later became members of gangsta rap pioneer group N.W.A.[2]



  • "She's a Skag" (1986) (as Stereo Crew)
  • "My Posse" (1987)


  1. ^ Steven Otfinoski. "African Americans in the Performing Arts". Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c Cizmar, Martin (2010-05-06). "Whatever Happened to N.W.A's Posse?". LA Weekly. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c Paine, Jake (2018-10-07). "Sir Jinx Reveals That His & Ice Cube's First Song Plays In Michael Jackson's "Bad" Video". Ambrosia For Heads. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c "Full Clip: Ice Cube Breaks Down His Entire Catalogue". Vibe. 2010-10-08. Retrieved .

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