"It's On 187um Killa" is a 1993 EP from the Gangst a Rap pioneer, Eazy-E. It has him performing his music just after his split from the group N.W.A, and so a lot of the material concentrates upon his beef with Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and all those who are associate with them.
1. "Exxtra Special Thanks" (Intro)
2. "Real Muthaphukkin G's"
Here is a diss track aimed directly towards Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and has him performing his Gangsta Rap lyrics straight towards them in responce to the smash hit "Dre Day". After having had Dre as his right-hand man for years, since the beginnings of N.W.A, finally, Eazy was able to tell all about the persona he had built up, without being able to back it up with actual things, unlike the Kelly Park Crip, Eazy-E, who can claim to have done more than the alleged "studio gangsta".
3. "Any Last Werdz"
After a short intro, which has it setting the scene at the end of the millenium, 1999, Eazy-E takes us to the year,. which would have been the future at that time (one which he never got as far to see, since he died of AIDS in 1995). Here Eazy raps in futuristic way, with robotic voice modification as he asks people for their final words prior to what is thought to be the end of thee world. It is a strong experiemntal tune and shows that even Gangsta Rap can work when it attempts new things.
4. "Still a N***a"
This is a pretty average tune by Eazy-E as it doesall that you always tend to here from him, and not a lot happeas during it. I have to say that it is one that you are likely to forget in an instant as it is so predictable and hs nothing special going for it at all, however after a few listens it may start to grow on you more.
5. "Gimmie That Nutt"
As soon as you here this one, you are fully aware that it is a shift for Eazy as he raps on some high-tempo beats. Initally, I expected something quite impression from the produtuion as it integrates some old matreial from him, such as the original "Boyz-N-The-Hood", however after an exciting start, it all seems to fall apart.
6. "It's On"
Here is a monster tune from the album, and as the title track from the album, it really should be. Just as the big single off this album, "Real Muthaphukkin G's", which is found towards the start of this EP, this one is a diss towards Snoop and Dre, and here Eazy makes sure that it is heard as he parodies "Nuttin' But A 'G' Thang", to drect the taunts towards their targets to great effect.
7. "Boyz-n-the Hood" (G-Mix)
This is a new remix to the track which launched Eazy's career. it it a new composition and has Eazy come with a darker composition of what was quite a clean tune from him in 1988. The roignal Dr. Dre beat, which containde various funk samples complimented the way in whihc Eazy rapped with a high-pitched voice, and here he brings it down to reinforce his new Gangsta persona without the support of other N.W.A-ers. It has him rework the latter verses after performing Ice Cube's old rap in a altered form.
8. "Down 2 tha Last Roach"
I thought that this track was quite average, as although it created a nice atmosphere, it didn't really do a lot. Here you have the majority of the tune taken up by log instrumentals in order to suit the theme of the track, which is about smoking cannabis, but unless you are relating directly to it, it is just boring and seems to drag on, rather than being a nice laid-back one.
I expected a lot more than I received from this release, and although it's nice to here some of the matieral here, you can tell that without Dre backing him up on the production and having his tunes written by ice Cube or The D.O.C. he hasn't really got that much to offer by himself, and the length of the relase seems to make this immediately clear.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Exxtra Special Thankz
2 Real Muthaphuckkin G's - BG. Knocc Out, Eazy-E, Gansta Dresta
3 Any Last Werdz - Eazy-E,
4 Still a Nigga
5 Gimmie That Nutt
6 It's On
7 Boyz-n-the Hood [G-Mix]
8 Down 2 tha Last Roach - Eazy-E, ,