We Come Strapped

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We Come Strapped
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Studio album by MC Eiht featuring Compton's Most Wanted
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre West Coast hip hop, Rap, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Length 58 min
Label Epic Street
Producer DJ Slip, MC Eiht, Master Ric Roc, Willie Z, Half ounce, Dj Mike-T
MC Eiht featuring Compton's Most Wanted chronology
We Come Strapped
Death Threats
(1996)Death Threats1996
MC Eiht chronology
Music to Driveby
(1992) Music to Driveby1992
We Come Strapped
(1994) We Come Strapped1994
Death Threatz
(1996) Death Threatz1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [2]
The Source 4/5 stars[3]

We Come Strapped is the debut album by American rapper MC Eiht, released July 19, 1994 on Epic Street. It was produced by MC Eiht and DJ Slip of Compton's Most Wanted. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 5 on the Billboard 200.[4] The album features guest performances by Spice 1 and Redman.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs, "All for the Money" and "Geez Make the Hood Go Round"


The lyrical[citation needed] content of the album gained Eiht the "Double-Sticker" on the front cover of the LP. The sticker read "The lyrical content on this album solely expressed the views of the artist".[5] This is also the album where Eiht begins to produce, hense forming "EIHTHYPE Productions" with himself, long-time beat-maker DJ Slip, with William Zimmerman, "Willie Z", on the keyboard. We Come Strapped has a lot of dark-beats, but all the beats on the album have a funky rhythm, especially the hit single "All For The Money" with its funky guitar riff in the back ground, as Eiht's lyrics portray the life of a kid from the streets doing whatever he can to survive. DJ Mike-T does some scratching on the album as well, bringing back the feeling of the old CMW albums. There are "endoludes" on this album, which are basically interludes, showing off some instrumentals that EIHTHYPE Productions have done. This album was also released at the height of Eiht's feud with DJ Quik, and Eiht throws more than a few insults on the track "Def-Wish III". "We Come Strapped" was released and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and also at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album was eventually certified gold by the RIAA.[6] It has been MC Eiht's most successful album to date.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriter(s)
1 "Niggaz That Kill (endolude)" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
2 "Def Wish III" (Intro) (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
3 "Def Wish III" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
4 "Take 2 With Me" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
5 "All for the Money" (A. Tyler, T. Allen, P. Richmond, R. Locke, D. Ellis)
6 "Compton Cyco" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
7 "Niggaz Make the Hood Go Round" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
8 "Nuthin' But High (endolude)" (A. Tyler, W. Zimmerman)
9 "We Come Strapped" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
10 "Can I Still Kill It" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
11 "Goin' Out Like Geez" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
12 "Nuthin' But the Gangsta" (featuring Spice 1 and Redman) (A. Tyler, T. Allen, R. Noble, R. Green)
13 "Hard Times" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
14 "Compton Bomb" (A. Tyler, A. Simon)
15 "2 Tha Westside (endolude)" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)


Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Bernard, James. Review: We Come Strapped. Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Columnist. "Review: We Come Strapped". The Source: 85. August 1994.
  4. ^ a b ((( We Come Strapped > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-05.
  5. ^ Weisel, Al. "Review: We Come Strapped". Rolling Stone: August 8, 1994.
  6. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  7. ^ "MC Eiht – Chart history" Billboard 200 for MC Eiht. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "MC Eiht – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for MC Eiht. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – MC Eiht – We Come Strapped". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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