Real Muthaphuckkin G's

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"Real Muthaphuckkin G's"
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Single by Eazy-E featuring Dresta and B.G. Knocc Out
from the album It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
Released August 26, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length 5:33
Label Ruthless, Priority
Writer(s) Eric Wright, Al Hasan Naqiyy, Andre DeSean Wicker, David Weldon
Producer(s) Rhythum D
Eazy-E singles chronology
"Only If You Want It"
(1992)
"Real Muthaphuckkin G's"
(1993)
"Any Last Werdz"
(1994)

"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 track directed at former N.W.A bandmate Dr. Dre and his protégé Snoop Doggy Dogg. There is also a subtle diss to Suge Knight, who is mentioned as Dr. Dre's "sergeant". It peaked at No. 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Eazy-E's highest charting single as a lead artist. The song makes reference to royalties awarded to Eazy-E from recordings by Dre.[1]

Music video[edit]

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 the metro Blue Line. 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.[2]

The video also contains scenes of 2 Eazy-E look-alikes, known as "Sleazy-E", this was the director's idea. One of which previously appeared in the "Dre Day" music video (played by Anthony "A. J." Johnson), 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 in the same area where he started in the video. The music video features cameo appearances from Rhythm D, DJ Yella, Cold 187um, Dirty Red, Krazy Dee, Steffon, H.W.A., DJ Slip from Compton's Most Wanted, Young Hoggs, Blood of Abraham, K9 Compton and Tony-A. Although fully paid in advance, "A. J." Johnson never showed up for the second day of filming disappointing his friend Eazy-E tremendously, Many reports posted that "A. J." Johnson, threatened by Dre fans forced him not to appear in the Eazy-E video anymore. "AJ" Ant was a "No Show" and ditched the second day of filming completely, apparently to the fact that he was afraid, afraid to show up to support Eazy-E. Director Marty Thomas' production company scrambled to find a replacement on the actual 2nd day of the shoot and, as a result, almost all of the footage of "Sleazy-E" was not "A. J." Johnson is in this video, only about 20% of it in total is actually "A. J." Johnson. Most know this is another actor throughout the entire video.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993–94) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 12
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alec Banks (December 2014). "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic'". Highsnobiety. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture". Books.google.co.uk. p. 325. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Eazy-E – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Eazy-E. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Eazy-E – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Eazy-E. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Eazy-E – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Eazy-E. Retrieved February 12, 2016.

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