Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
|Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton|
|Studio album by Eazy-E|
|Released||January 30, 1996|
|Genre||Gangsta rap, G-funk, hardcore Hip Hop|
|Label||Ruthless, Relativity, Epic|
|Producer||DJ Yella, Naughty by Nature, Bobby 'Bobcat' Ervin, Julio G, Roger Troutman, Tony G|
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, ten months after Eazy-E's death in March 1995. It contains the singles "Tha Muthaphukkin' Real" and "Just tah Let U Know". The album is certified Gold.
The album was supposed to be released in 1994 as a double album under the title Temporary Insanity. 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 another 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).
- 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 
|1.||"First Power"||DJ Yella||0:46|
|2.||"Ole School Shit" (featuring Dresta, BG Knocc Out & Sylk E. Fyne)||DJ Yella||4:01|
|4.||"Just tah Let U Know"||Stone||4:09|
|5.||"Sippin' On A 40" (featuring Dresta & BG Knocc Out)||DJ Yella||4:30|
|6.||"Nutz On Ya Chin"||Naughty By Nature||3:08|
|7.||"Tha Muthaphukkin' Real" (featuring MC Ren)||DJ Yella, MC Ren||4:21|
|8.||"Lickin, Suckin, Phukkin"||DJ Yella||2:24|
|9.||"Hit The Hooker"||Naughty By Nature||2:52|
|10.||"My Baby'z Mama"||Bobcat||3:44|
|11.||"Creep N Crawl"||DJ Yella||4:11|
|12.||"Wut Would You Do" (featuring Dirty Red)||Tony G||5:52|
|13.||"Gangsta Beat 4 Tha Street" (featuring Dresta & BG Knocc Out, Menajahtwa)||DJ Yella||3:40|
|14.||"Eternal E" (featuring Roger Troutman)||DJ Yella||5:26|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||20|
|UK Albums Chart||66|
|US Billboard 200||3|
|US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
|US Billboard 200||163|
|US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||57|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Allmusic review
- "Eazy-E lashes back at rapper critics". Variety. 1993-01-03. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Browne, David (2 February 1995). "Music Review EAZY'S 'STREETZ' (1996)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
- "Music Review: Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaph---in' Compton, by Eazy-E". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008.
- "American album certifications – Eazy-E – Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH