Real Muthaphuckkin G's
|"Real Muthaphuckkin G's"|
|Single by Eazy-E featuring Dresta and B.G. Knocc Out|
|from the album It's On (
|Released||August 26, 1993|
|Genre||Gangsta rap, G-funk, West Coast hip hop|
|Writer(s)||Eric Wright, Al Hasan Naqiyy, Andre DeSean Wicker, David Weldon|
|Producer(s)||Rhythum D, Eazy-E (co.)|
|Eazy-E singles chronology|
"Real Muthaphuckkin G's" (alternatively "Real Compton City G's") is a 1993 song by West Coast rapper Eazy-E from his album It's On (
Dr. Dre) 187um Killa. It is a "diss song" to former N.W.A. bandmate Dr. Dre and his then-new protégé Snoop Doggy Dogg. It peaked at #42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, becoming Eazy-E's highest charting single on the EP.
||This article possibly contains original research. (April 2008)|
The song is a response to Dr. Dre's "Fuck Wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin')" which was a diss to Eazy-E. Eazy-E claims on the track that Dr. Dre was nothing more than a "studio gangsta", or a "wannabe gangsta" and was not an "OG" (Original Gangsta) which Dre claimed to be. In one line, Dresta raps: "Damn E, they tried to fade you on Dre Day", to which Eazy-E responds "But Dre Day only made Eazy's payday." This line was a reference to the fact that Eazy-E had a contract with Dr. Dre as his exclusive producer. The contract further stated that this will mean Eazy-E will simply profit from anything Dr. Dre releases, even a diss, for the next 6 years.
He expresses his contempt for Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Death Row Records, rapping: "Muthafuck Dre, muthafuck Snoop, muthafuck Death Row, yo and here comes my left blow.'"'
The second verse is rapped by Dresta, where he questions Dre being a gangster and claims that Dre "ain't broke a law in his life, but yet every time he rap he yap about the guns and knives." and that "never ever once has he ran with the turf but yet in every verse claims he used to do the dirt." Dresta also explicitly calls Dre a 'Fag'.
On the third verse, B.G. Knocc Out raps that Dre is what he calls a "wannabe" and "ain't shit compared to real Muthaphuckkin' G's." B.G Knocc Out also claims that Dr. Dre is not from Compton by saying, "See, young Niggaz like me, will break ya off something. Claimin my city, but Dre you ain't from Compton." Snoop Doggy Dogg is blasted by Eazy-E on the track for being skinny, with Eazy-E rapping: "You're like a kid: you found a pup and you're dapper, but tell me, where the fuck you found an anorexic rapper? Talkin' bout who you go squabble with and who you shoot, You're only sixty pounds when you're wet and wearing boots." In Eazy's final verse he states:
"At Death row, I hear you're gettin treated like boot camp
Gotta follow ya sergeant's directions,
or get your ass pumped with a Smith & Wesson
Learn a lesson from the Eaze
Stay in your place and don't step to real muthafuckin G's."
This was in reference to several rumors (at the time), which eventually became fact, about Suge Knight's abrasive and abusive management. Witnesses who worked at Death Row said they had seen or had even been victims themselves of Suge's physical or verbal abuse by either him or members of his entourage.
The chorus of the song consists of several samples played back to back. The first line is from The D.O.C.'s 1989 track "It's Funky Enough": "Stomp him in his tracks, show him that I am ruthless". The word ruthless is a reference to Eazy-E's record label, Ruthless Records. The second sample is taken from the introduction to Eazy-E's own track "Eazy-Duz-It, in which Eazy-E calls Dr. Dre to cue the music. The sample consists of Eazy-E saying "yo, Dre!" to which Dr. Dre responds with "what's up?". Immediately after Dre's response, a gunshot sound effect is heard, implying that Eazy-E shot Dr. Dre. The chorus line concludes with Eazy's signature "boy you should've known by now!" (which, on the final seconds, becomes: "Boy, you should have known by now: Eazy-Duz-It!")
The music video for "Real Muthaphukkin G's" was written and directed by Eazy-E's longtime Ruthless Records film director Marty Thomas. It was shot entirely in Compton, California and starts with an artistic aerial helicopter montage of Compton landmarks dissolving to a scene picturing lowriders and then Eazy-E comes to rap his verse, when he says "all of the sudden Dr. Dre is the G thang; but on his old album-covers he was a she-thang", a picture of Dr. Dre from the World Class Wreckin' Cru days shows up on the screen where he is wearing mascara and lipstick. He continues to show pictures from the insert of the album throughout the video.
The video also contains scenes of an Eazy-E look-alike (known as "Sleazy-E") who previously appeared in the "Dre Day" music video, being assaulted and shot by the real Eazy-E, Knocc Out and Dresta, being chased by a dog and finally chased by Eazy-E and a mob of people until he falls dead after passing a traffic sign reading "Leaving Compton." An alternate ending shows Sleazy-E dead on the same area he started in the video. The music video features cameo appearances from Rhythum D, DJ Yella, Cold 187um, Dirty Red, Krazy Dee, Steffon, H.W.A., MC Ren, DJ Slip from Compton's Most Wanted, Young Hoggs, Blood of Abraham, K9 Compton and Tony-A.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||42|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||21|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||2|