Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton

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Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
Studio album by Eazy-E
Released January 30, 1996
Recorded 1993–1995
Genre Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk, horrorcore
Length 53:45
Label Ruthless, Relativity, Epic
Producer DJ Yella, Naughty by Nature, Bobby 'Bobcat' Ervin, Julio G, Roger Troutman,Tony G
Eazy-E chronology
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
(1993)
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
(1995)
Eternal E
(1995)

Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton is American hip hop recording artist Eazy-E's second and final full-length studio album on Ruthless Records. It was released posthumously on January 30, 1996. It contains the singles "Tha Muthaphukkin' Real" and "Just tah Let U Know". The album was certified Platinum.

Album information[edit]

The album was supposed to be released in 1994 as a double album under the title Temporary Insanity.[1] Eazy-E said in early 1995 that the album was set to be released in the summer of that year. It was eventually released ten months after his death. He also said that the album was set to have up to 60 tracks; only 14 tracks made it to the final release. His wife, Tomica Wright, has said that the tracks still exist, but are yet to be released because there are many legal issues that are yet to be settled. Some of the unreleased tracks appear on the 2002 EP Impact of a Legend.

The song "Wut Would You Do" was a diss track aimed at Death Row Records. The song makes comments about Dr. Dre, and other various artists on or involved with Death Row, like Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound. On an interview in Lil Eazy-E's documentary The Life and Timez of Eric Wright, Eazy-E mentions on collaborating with such major acts as Bootsy Collins, Guns N' Roses, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice-T, Kool G. Rap, Too $hort, KRS-One, and many more.

Numerous rumors about several unreleased tracks are widespread. DJ Yella confirmed an unreleased track, named "Still Fuck'Em'" a "Fuck Tha Police style song" which featured other N.W.A bandmate, MC Ren. This track would have been on the album but remains unreleased because of several legal issues (*a version of "Still Fuck'em appeared on a follow-up release by Ruthless - "Impact of a Legend".)

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
  • Entertainment Weekly (2/2/96, pp. 54–56) - "Sadly, it's his most musically varied and enjoyable album....On Str8 off tha Streetz, he leaves our consciousness the same way he entered--rough, raunchy, embattled, and utterly unapologetic." - Rating:B [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Power" - 0:48
  2. "Ole School Shit" (Featuring B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta & Sylk-E. Fyne) (Diss Tha Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre, Tweedy Bird Loc and Snoop Doggy Dogg) - 4:00
  3. "Sorry Louie" - 4:03
  4. "Just tah Let U Know" - 4:08
  5. "Sippin on a 40" (Featuring B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta) - 4:30
  6. "Nutz on Ya Chin" - 3:07
  7. "Tha Muthaphukkin Real" (Featuring MC Ren) - 4:21
  8. "Lickin', Suckin', Fuckin'" - 2:26
  9. "Hit the Hooker" - 2:52
  10. "My Baby'z Mama" - 3:43
  11. "Creep N Crawl" - 4:11
  12. "Wut Would You Do" (Featuring Dirty Red) (Diss Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Suge Knight, & Dr. Dre) - 5:51
  13. "Gangsta Beat 4 tha Street" (Featuring B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta & Menajahtwa) - 3:40
  14. "Eternal E" (Featuring Roger Troutman & DJ Yella) - 5:25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eazy-E lashes back at rapper critics". Variety. 1993-01-03. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Browne, David (2 February 1995). "Music Review EAZY'S 'STREETZ' (1996)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Music Review: Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaph---in' Compton, by Eazy-E". Entertainment Weekly.