Kizz My Black Azz

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Kizz My Black Azz
EP by MC Ren
Released June 30, 1992 (1992-06-30)
Recorded 1992
Genre Gangsta rap, Hardcore rap, West Coast Rap
Length 24:38
Label Ruthless, Priority
Producer Eazy-E (exec.)
MC Ren, DJ Bobcat, DJ Train, The Torture Chamber
MC Ren chronology
Niggas4life
(1991)
Kizz My Black Azz (EP)
(1992)
Shock of the Hour
(1993)
Singles from Kizz My Black Azz
  1. "Final Frontier"
    Released: September 14, 1992

Kizz My Black Azz is the debut EP by rapper MC Ren, released in June 30, 1992, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Priority Records.

Singles[edit]

The first and only single from the EP was "Final Frontier". The single contains sample from "Crossfire" by The Crusaders, "Flash Light" by Parliament, "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions and "The Dayz of Wayback" by N.W.A. It was released on September 14, 1992 and was produced by Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin. Though the song was only a minor success, making it to 80 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and 17 on the Hot Rap Singles, it has arguably become MC Ren's most well known song.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B- [2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars [3]
The Source 3/5 stars [4]
RapReviews (7/10) [5]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars [6]

Kizz My Black Azz charted without the support of a lead single or video, although"Final Frontier" would later be released as a single and get a music video. The EP peaked number twelve on Billboard 200, with first week sales of 342,000 copies. With very limited promotion, and almost no airplay, the EP was certified Platinum only two months after its release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro: Check It Out Ya'll"   DJ Bobcat 2:01
2. "Behind The Scenes"   DJ Bobcat 4:37
3. "Final Frontier"   DJ Bobcat 4:11
4. "Right Up My Alley"   DJ Bobcat 5:37
5. "Hounddogz"   The Torture Chamber, DJ Train, MC Ren 4:34
6. "Kizz My Black Azz"   DJ Bobcat 4:18
Total length:
24:38

Sample Credit[edit]

Charts[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • MC Ren - primary artist, performer, producer
  • Eazy-E - executive producer
  • Bobby Bobcat Ervin - composer, producer
  • DJ Train - composer, producer
  • The Torture Chamber - composer, producer
  • Mike Sims - bass
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering
  • Dean Karr - photography
  • Dino Paredes - art direction, design

References[edit]