Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton

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Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
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Studio album by Eazy-E
Released January 30, 1996[1]
Recorded 1989–1995
Genre
Length 53:45
Label
Producer
Eazy-E chronology
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
(1993)String Module Error: Match not found1993
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
(1996)
Eternal E
(1995)Eternal E1995

Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton is the second and final full-length studio album by American hip hop recording artist Eazy-E. It was released posthumously via Ruthless Records 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.

Album information[edit]

Eazy-E began working on the album as early as 1989 under the title Temporary Insanity;[2][3] however, the album was shelved for various reasons and not picked up again until after N.W.A's break up in 1991.[2] Temporary Insanity was intended for release in January 1993 as a double album,[4] but was shelved in favor of his second EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa. The album's title was later changed to Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton.[2] 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 due to many unsettled legal issues. 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 collaborating with major acts such 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'", was 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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[5]

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[6][verification needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "First Power"
DJ Yella 0:46
2. "Ole School Shit" (featuring Dresta, B.G. Knocc Out & Sylk-E. Fyne)
DJ Yella 4:01
3. "Sorry Louie" E. Wright Bobcat 4:04
4. "Just tah Let U Know" E. Wright Stone Tha Lunatic 4:09
5. "Sippin' On A 40" (featuring B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta)
DJ Yella 4:30
6. "Nutz On Ya Chin" E. Wright Naughty By Nature 3:08
7. "Tha Muthaphukkin' Real" (featuring MC Ren)
4:21
8. "Lickin, Suckin, Phukkin"
  • A. Carraby
  • E. Wright
  • J. Tovio
DJ Yella 2:24
9. "Hit The Hooker" E. Wright Naughty By Nature 2:52
10. "My Baby'z Mama" E. Wright Bobcat 3:44
11. "Creep N Crawl"
  • A. Carraby
  • E. Wright
DJ Yella 4:11
12. "Wut Would You Do" (featuring Dirty Red) E. Wright
Tony G 5:52
13. "Gangsta Beat 4 Tha Street" (featuring Dresta, B.G. Knocc Out & Menajahtwa)
DJ Yella 3:40
14. "Eternal E" (featuring Roger Troutman)
5:26
Total length: 50:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Thomas Sylvester Allen – songwriter & percussion (track 5)
  • Harold Ray Brown – songwriter & drums (track 5)
  • Antoine Carraby – songwriter & producer (tracks 1–2, 5, 7–8, 11, 13), co-producer (track 14)
  • Kevyn "Shaki" Carter – production coordinator, featured artist & songwriter (track 12)
  • Giulio Costanzo – illustrator, design
  • Anthony Shawn Criss – songwriter & producer (tracks 6, 9)
  • Donald Cunningham – art director, design
  • Morris Dewayne Dickerson – songwriter & bass (track 5)
  • Peter Dokus – cover photography
  • Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin – producer & songwriter (tracks 3, 10)
  • Makeba Fields – featured artist & songwriter (track 13)
  • Brian Knapp Gardner – mastering
  • Keir Lamont Gist – songwriter & producer (tracks 6, 9)
  • Julio Gonzales – songwriter (tracks 12, 14)
  • Tony Gonzalez – songwriter & producer (tracks 12, 14)
  • Arlandis Hinton – featured artist & songwriter (tracks 2, 5, 13)
  • Tanesha L. Hudson – featured artist & songwriter (track 13)
  • La'Mar Lorraine Johnson – featured artist & songwriter (track 2)
  • Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan – songwriter & keyboards (track 5)
  • Lee Oskar Levitin – songwriter & harmonica (track 5)
  • C. Lloyd – songwriter (tracks 3, 10)
  • [[Charles Miller (musician)|Charles W. Miller]] – songwriter & saxophone (track 5)
  • Reginald "Big Reg" Pace – songwriter (track 4)
  • Lorenzo Jerald Patterson – featured artist, songwriter & co-producer (track 7)
  • Mark "Big Man" Rucker – songwriter (track 1)
  • Mike "Crazy Neck" Sims – bass & guitar (tracks 1–2, 5, 7–8, 11, 13)
  • Donovan "Tha Dirt Biker" Sound – recording & mixing
  • John Tovio – songwriter (track 8)
  • Angelo Trotter IV – songwriter & producer (track 4)
  • Roger Troutman – featured artist, songwriter & producer (track 14)
  • David "Rhythm D" Weldon – songwriter (track 2)
  • Andre Wicker – featured artist & songwriter (tracks 2, 5, 13)
  • Eric "Eazy E" Wright – main artist, executive producer, songwriter (tracks 1–2, 4–8, 11, 13–14)

Charts[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart 20
UK Albums Chart 66
US Billboard 200 3
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
US Billboard 200 163
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 57

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Eazy-E ‎– Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Friend 4 life Part 2". Oocities. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Eazy-E lashes back at rapper critics". Variety. 1993-01-03. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (2 February 1996). "Music Review EAZY'S 'STREETZ' (1996)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Music Review: Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaph---in' Compton, by Eazy-E". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. 
  7. ^ "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