Producers: SKI and CMT; MC Eiht and DJ Slip; Ant Banks; Dwayne Wiggins; The Dangerous Crew; Cold 187um; QD3; Chris Stokes; Brand Nubian; Pete Rock; Art & Rhythm; DJ Premier; Guru and Cutthroats; Pimp C; DJ Quick.
Engineers: EA-SKI and CMT; Aaron Connor; Ant Banks (tracks 3, 5); Dale "D-Wiz"; Mark Paladino; QD3; Claudio Cuni; Tim Latham and Pete Christensen; Pete Christensen (tracks 10, 13); Chris Trevett; Eddie Sancho and Luc Allen; Roger Tausz; Louie "I Wanna Fuck Sharon Stone" Teran.
Personnel: Ant Banks (vocals, keyboards); Smooth (vocals, background vocals); Too $hort, DJ Quik, Da Lench Mob, Cutthroats, Hi-Five , Kenya Gruv, MC Eiht , MZ. Kilo, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Spice 1, UGK, YG'z, C.L. Smooth, Boogie Down Productions, Brand Nubian (vocals); K.K., Guru (rap vocals); Shorty B. (guitar, bass guitar); Robert Bacon, Shotry-B, Michael Hampton (guitar); Mike Smooth (keyboards, background vocals); Pee Wee & the Specials, Ramone "Pee Wee" Gooden (keyboards); Chris Stokes, Cold 187um, Roniece, Tony Edwards, Schon-Jamel Crawford, Kokane, Mark Paladino (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Trevett; Cold 187um; Courtney Branch; DJ Premier; Mitch Zelezny; Tracy Kendricks; Cutthroats; Gregg Mann; Guru; Pete Christensen; Paradise; Ken Kessie; Mark Paladino; Pimp C; Ant Banks; Rob Chiarelli; Roger Tausz; Ski; CMT.
Recording information: Battery Studios; Big Ol' Bud; D & D Recording Studios, New York, NY; Dangerous Studios; Edge Recording Studios; Live Oak Studios, Oakland, CA; Skip Saylor Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Sound Castle Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Rolling Stone (9/2/93, p.59) - 3 1/2 Stars - Very Good - "...the soundtrack solidifies the West's lead in general dopeness over the slumping East..."
Entertainment Weekly (7/9/93, p.50) - "...the lesser known rapper Spice 1's startlingly fresh `Trigga Gots No Heart' and MC Eiht's searing but restrained `Streight Up Menace' put new rapping on bottled-up wrath..." - Rating: A-
The Source (7/93, p.66) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...the songs on MENACE stick very closely to the film's subject matter and storyline...most of the LP's songs are tight, with more than a few standouts emerging to make it a worthwhile purchase..."
Nigga Gots No Heart
Streiht up Menace
Top of the World
Packin' a Gun
Only the Strong Survive
You Been Played
Guerillas Ain't Gangstas
Death Becomes You
All Over a Ho
"P" Is Still Free
Pocket Full of Stones (Port Arthur Remix) - (Underground Kings)