Personnel includes: The Lady Of Rage (rap vocals); Dat Nigga Daz (rap vocals, keyboards); 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Kevin Vernado, B.G.O.T.I., Madd 1 (rap vocals); Carl "Butch" Small (keyboards, percussion).
Producers include: Dat Nigga Daz, Easy Mo Bee, Kenny Parker, DJ Premier, Arkim & Flair, The Lady Of Rage.
Engineers include: Tommy D, Eddie Sancho, D.J. Premier.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
With NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, her long-awaited debut album, The Lady Of Rage makes her mark in hip-hop as First Lady of the infamous Death Row Records. Her lyrical skills and hard-hitting beats prove that she can hang with just about anyone in the rap game, even labelmates Snoop Doggy Dogg and The Dogg Pound who, not surprisingly, appear as guest artists. Rage spews out fiery raps throughout NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, and her obvious strength is her wicked lyrical flow, as demonstrated on cuts like "Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That)."