Eazy-er Said Than Dunn

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"Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn"
Single by Eazy-E featuring Dr. Dre
from the album Eazy-Duz-It
B-side We Want Eazy
Released 1988
Genre West Coast hip hop, Golden age hip hop
Length 3:41
Label Ruthless Records
Writer(s) Eric "Eazy-E" Wright, O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson, Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, DJ Yella
Eazy-E featuring Dr. Dre singles chronology
"Boyz-n-the-Hood"
(1987)
"Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn"
(1988)
"Eazy-Duz-It"
(1989)

Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn was one of Eazy-E's first singles apart from N.W.A. It had no explicit lyrics, which made it permitted for the radio. Dr. Dre's part in the song was the memorable intro and his production by using "Scratching" by the Magic Disco Machine and "The Breakdown" by Rufus Thomas. The video shows N.W.A. at a club playing the single to the crowd and wandering through Compton, California. To promote radio play, the song was deliberately written without profanity in the lyrics, but does have a reference of cocaine, though it's mentioned negatively, saying he "don't do dope." The line is "Yo, I don't do dope, but I'm dope, not a dope", which he says dope as other meanings. Also, he uses the word "ass", and there are references of guns (gat) and sounds of gunshots throughout the song. But a fact that it is to promote radio play is self-referenced in the song itself:

Cuz I'm the same person

Whether serious or rehearsin
I just gotta keep cursin
This is for the radio so I better chill
They won't play it if I go get ill
But I'm like that and that's an actual fact
Because the street is where my heart is at

This song featured in the soundtrack of 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the radio station Radio Los Santos.

Although the entire song is rapped by Eazy, the video shows the whole crew and mentions Dr. Dre and MC Ren in lines such as "My homey Dre is a doctor not a lawyer" and "Yo Ren get the gat show'em where it's at". The single was featured with others such as "Boyz-N-the-Hood", "Radio", and "Ruthless Villain" to name a few. The first line of the song is sung by Dr. Dre.

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