Rappers Cold 187um, KMG the Illustrator, Go Mack and DJ Total K-Oss are from Pomona, California and are the members of Above the Law. In 1989 the group signed with Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. A year later in 1990 they released their first album Livin’ Like Hustlers which featured appearances from N.W.A. and production from Dr. Dre.
Here is a magazine ad promoting their first album. There’s a couple interesting taglines we found in the ad such as “Because there is no other choice” & “The rules of this world no longer apply to a nation of outsiders peering in from the fringe. Scratching for their survival… And left to take the rap.”
The track “Murder Rap” actually became a minor hit. The song appeared in the 2008 film Pineapple Express and in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You can hear it when you tune into the West Coast radio station, Radio Los Santos. Here is the music video by Above The Law performing Murder Rap.