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

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It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
Eazy-E It'sOnAlbumCover.jpg
EP by Eazy-E
Released October 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)[1]
Recorded 1992–1993 at Audio Achievements, Torrance, California, U.S.
Genre
Length 37:23
Label
Producer
Eazy-E chronology
5150: Home 4 tha Sick
(1992)5150: Home 4 tha Sick1992
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
(1993)
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
(1996)Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton1996
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 E's most successful release, peaking at #5 on the 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" Rhythm D 1:07
2. "Real Muthaphukkin' G's" (featuring B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta)
Rhythm D 5:32
3. "Any Last Werdz" (featuring Cold 187um and Kokane)
Cold 187um 5:09
4. "Still a Nigga"
DJ Yella 4:10
5. "Gimmie That Nutt"
  • E. Wright
  • A. Carraby
DJ Yella 2:55
6. "It's On"
  • E. Wright
Rhythm D 5:02
7. "Boyz N tha Hood (G-Mix)"
Dr. Jam 5:38
8. "Down 2 tha Last Roach" (featuring B.G. Knocc Out and Dirty Red)
  • K. Carter
  • A. Hinton
  • E. Wright
  • J. Long
  • L. Bavngaard
  • R. Berg
  • J. Dahl
  • N. Kvaran
Madness 4 Real 7:50
Total length: 37:23

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tony Alvarez - additional engineer (track 1-2)
  • Lasse Bavngaard - producer (track 8)
  • Rasmus Berg - producer (track 8)
  • David Bett - art direction
  • Antoine Carraby - producer (track 4-5)
  • Kevyn "Shaki" Carter - featured artist (track 8)
  • Brian Cross - photography
  • Jesper Dahl - producer (track 8)
  • Brian Knapp Gardner - mastering
  • Jerry Heller - management
  • Arlandis Hinton - featured artist (tracks 2, 8)
  • Gregory Fernan Hutchinson - featured artist & producer (track 3)
  • Nicholas Kvaran - producer (track 8)
  • Jerry Long, Jr. - featured artist (track 3, 8)
  • Henrik Milling - producer (track 7)
  • Donovan "The Dirt Biker" Sound - mixing & recording
  • Allan Wai - design
  • David Weldon - producer (track 1-2, 6)
  • Andre Desean Wicker - featured artist (track 2)
  • Eric "Eazy-E" Wright - main artist, artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. 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