It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa

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It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
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EP by Eazy-E
Released October 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)[1]
Recorded 1992–1993 at Audio Achievements, Torrance, California, U.S.
Genre Gangsta rap, g-funk, west coast hip hop
Length 37:23
Label Ruthless, Relativity, Epic
Producer Eazy-E (Executive) , DJ Yella, Rhythum D, Madness 4 Real, Dr. Jam, Cold 187um
Eazy-E chronology
5150: Home 4 tha Sick
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 2/5 stars[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Source 2.5/5 stars[4]

It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa is the second EP by rapper Eazy-E released in 1993, as a response to Dr. Dre's The Chronic. The EP was certified 2x Multi-Platinum in 1994 by the RIAA.[5] It is Eazy's most successful release, peaking on #5 on Billboard 200 and #1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while selling 110,600 copies in its first week.[6] This is the last completed work Eazy made before he died in 1995.

Album information[edit]

The EP contained the Dr. Dre diss track "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". Eazy-E released music videos for "Any Last Werdz" and "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". It went multi-platinum and became one of Eazy-E's most popular recordings. Eazy-E was originally intending to release a follow up to Eazy-Duz-It named Temporary Insanity, which was going to be released as a double album.[7] However, after the several insults Dr. Dre made in The Chronic, Eazy-E decided to release this EP. Dr. Dre is mentioned on every track, but three: "Gimmie That Nutt", "Boyz N Tha Hood (G-Mix)" and "Any Last Werdz." The album is the first release under the newly established distribution deal with Relativity and Epic that allowed Ruthless ownership of its master recordings.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Exxtra Special Thankz"   Eazy.E Rhythm D 1:07
2. "Real Muthaphukkin' G's" (featuring Dresta and B.G. Knocc Out) Rhythm D 5:32
3. "Any Last Werdz" (featuring Cold 187um and Kokane) Dirty Red Cold 187um 5:09
4. "Still A Nigga"     DJ Yella 4:10
5. "Gimmie That Nut"     DJ Yella 2:55
6. "It's On"   Dresta Rhythm D 5:02
7. "Boyz N tha Hood (G-Mix)"   Ice Cube Dr. Jam 5:38
8. "Down 2 tha Last Roach"   Dirty Red Madness 4 Real 7:50
Total length:



Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "AllMusic review". Retrieved June 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011) [2007]. Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th Concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 270. ISBN 0743201698. 
  4. ^ The Derelict Todd B. (December 1993). "Record Report: Eazy-E – It's On (Dr. Dre 187) Killa". The Source. No. 51. p. 88. 
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  7. ^ "Eazy-E lashes back at rapper critics". Variety. 1993-01-03. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Eazy-E – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Eazy-E. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Eazy-E – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Eazy-E. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Eazy-E – It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH