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..."
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.