Young Black Brotha (EP)

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This article is about the Mac Dre EP. For other uses, see Young Black Brotha.
Young Black Brotha
EP by Mac Dre
Released 1989
Recorded 1988, Remix Studios, Oakland, California
Genre West Coast Hip Hop
Length 25:33 (LP)
20:37 (MC)
Label Strictly Business Records
Producer Khayree
Mac Dre chronology
Young Black Brotha
California Livin'

Young Black Brotha is the Californian rapper Mac Dre's debut release. It was issued in 1989 on vinyl and cassette.

Tracks 1 and 3 would later appear on the compilation of the same name in 1993.


Side G
No. Title Length
1. "Young Black Brotha"   5:37
2. "Livin' a Mac's Life"   4:54
3. "Too Hard for the Fuckin' Radio (Radio Version)" (Only on LP version) 4:56
Total length:
Side Q
No. Title Length
3. "Too Hard for the Fuckin' Radio" (Presented on the vinyl as "Too Hard for da Fuckin' Radio") 4:54
4. "Mac Dre's the Name"   5:10
Total length:

As well as the four songs listed above, the LP jackets and cassette J-cards also mentioned a radio edit of "Mac Dre's the Name" at the end of side G and the instrumental track for "Young Black Brotha" at the end of side Q, although they were not present on the LP or MC.

When tracks 1 and 3 were included on the Young Black Brotha album in 1993, track 1 was shortened by 15 seconds and track 3 was retitled to "2 Hard 4 the Fuckin' Radio".

A completely different track named "Mac Dre's the Name" was used as the title track for the album of the same name in 2001.

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