All We Got Iz Us

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All We Got Iz Us
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Studio album by Onyx
Released October 24, 1995 (US)
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, underground hip hop, horrorcore
Length 44:58
Label Def Jam, Jam Master Jay
Producer Onyx, 8-Off Assassin
Onyx chronology
Bacdafucup (1993) All We Got Iz Us (1995) Shut 'Em Down (1998)
Singles from All We Got Iz Us
  1. "Live Niguz"
    Released: July 18, 1995
  2. "Last Dayz"
    Released: October 3, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 9.5/10 stars[2]

All We Got Iz Us is the second album from American hardcore rap group Onyx. It is widely considered to be a great follow up to their debut Bacdafucup (1993) with many fans actually citing it as Onyx's best album. Turning away from the more humorous approach of their debut, All We Got Iz Us had an overall darker and more serious tone, dealing with subjects such as suicide, heavy substance abuse and racism. For example, the intro/opening track features a split-personality monologue: Sticky Fingaz threatening himself at gunpoint, eventually committing suicide.

Two charting singles were released from the album, "Last Dayz" which made it to 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 10 on the Hot Rap Singles and "Live Niguz", also known as "Live!!!", made it to 17 on the Hot Rap Singles and 81 on the R&B charts.

Music videos were released for the tracks Last Dayz, All We Got Iz Us, Walk In New York and Live Niguz, the last being influenced by the 1995 hip-hop film The Show.

In 2008, Vibe magazine named it the best-produced album of 1995 and listed it as one of twenty albums all hip hop fans must own (but may have missed).

The instrumental of "Last Dayz" was used in the film "8 Mile" during the rap battle scenes. Sampled excerpts from Sticky Fingaz' (third) verse in "Last Dayz" makes up the chorus of the Vinnie Paz song "Drag You to Hell" (2010, produced by DJ Kwestion).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Life or Death" (skit) A. Aguillar, Kirk Jones, Fredro Scruggs, Tyrone Taylor *Sticky Fingaz 0:48
2. "Last Dayz" Jones, Earl Klugh, Scruggs, Taylor *Intro / third verse: Sticky Fingaz
  • First verse / chorus: Fredro Starr
  • Second verse: Sonee Seeza
3:56
3. "All We Got Iz Us (Evil Streets)" Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *First / sixth verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second / fourth verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Chorus: P.I.
  • Third / fifth verse: Sticky Fingaz
4:12
4. "Purse Snatchaz" Brad Baker, Jones, Lance Quinn, Scruggs, Taylor *Chorus: Greg Valentine
  • First verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Third verse: Sticky Fingaz
4:07
5. "Shout" Jones, David Pomeranz, Scruggs, Taylor *First / sixth / seventh verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second / fourth / eighth verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Third / fifth / ninth verse: Sticky Fingaz
3:47
6. "I Murder U" (skit) Scruggs *Sticky Fingaz 0:22
7. "Betta Off Dead" Aguillar, Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *Intro / second / fifth verse: Fredro Starr
  • First / fourth verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Third / sixth verse: Sticky Fingaz
4:04
8. "Live Niguz" Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *First verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Second / chorus: Fredro Starr
  • Third verse: Sticky Fingaz
3:19
9. "Punkmotherfukaz" Aguillar, Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *Intro / second verse: Sticky Fingaz
  • First verse: Fredro Starr
  • Third verse: Sonee Seeza
1:00
10. "Most Def" Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *First verse: Sticky Fingaz
  • Second verse: Fredro Starr
  • Third verse: Sonee Seeza
3:55
11. "Act Up" (skit) Jones, Scruggs, Taylor   0:23
12. "Getto Mentalitee" G. Cordew, T. Cubia, Jones, Scruggs, Taylor, L. Troupe *First verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second verse: Greg Valentine
  • Third verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Fourth verse: J. Mega
  • Fifth verse: P.I.
  • Sixth verse: Sticky Fingaz
4:22
13. "2 Wrongs" Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *Chorus / third verse: Sticky Fingaz
  • First verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second verse: Sonee Seeza
3:58
14. "Maintain" (skit) Jones, Scruggs, Taylor   1:56
15. "Walk in New York" Jones, Scruggs, Taylor *First / fourth verse: Fredro Starr
  • Second / third verse: Sonee Seeza
  • Fifth verse: Sticky Fingaz
4:55

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1995 All We Got Iz Us #22 #2

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 Last Dayz #89 #61 #10 #28
1995 Live Niguz - #81 #17 #13

References[edit]

  1. ^ All We Got Iz Us at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Onyx: All We Got Iz Us". rapreviews.com. Retrieved 25 August 2015.