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Released eight months after his AIDS-related death in 1995, "Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin' Compton" was the second solo album from the West coast rapper Eazy-E, who initially found fame as part of "The Most Dangerous Rap Group", N.W.A. All the tracks apart from the final one were completed prior to his death, and "Eteranl E" is a significant cut for him.
1. "First Power" (Intro)
2. "Ole School S**t"
To continue past material which had Eazy putting out disses to former band member within N.W.A and others associated with the Death Row recording company, you get him doing another one directed towards Dre and Snoop, where he shows that he still has no respect for them.
3. "Sorry Louie"
To reinforce his position as one of the most ruthless Gangsta Rappers in the industry, he performs a track were he shows how sadistic he is by swapping the typical weapon choice of an LA gang member (some sort of firearm), to a baseball bat, and with it, he describes how he would go about taking people out.
4. "Just Tah Let you Know"
This is a rather straight-forward tune from Eazy and it has him go for a tune which is rather predictable for him. However despite the lack of originality, he manages to make it work with great execution of this type of track. The themes of it seem to vary, but he keeps it all within the boundaries which acts in his sub-genre are known for.
5. "Sippin' On A 40"
Here you get a mis-leadingly weak track as it is highly repetitive with lots of it occupied by simple instrumentals and repetition of th titlte with very nice production, but this is what makes it so good.
6. "Nutz On Ya Chin"
Many will find Eazy's voice highly annoying, however you tend to get over this once you get into his music, but in this case it becomes a problem with a repetitive hook whilst singing what is said in the title. I found that apart from this, he was able to really make things work with some nice word-play, which he didn't often do.
7. "Muthaphukkin' Real"
When I first heard this one, I simply couln't believe how amazing the production was in it as it completely takes over your body, as many West coast Rap track of the time, and it slows you down with some heavy G-Funk. The presence of MC Ren helps Eazy to get things done, which isn't really necessary with such strong beats.
8. "Lickin', Suckin' F**in'" (Lude)
9. "Hit The Hooker"
Here is one of the tracks which you would have guessed to have been on this album, and it has the rapper do exactly what is said in the title. I found the way that the beats were made to be less in touch with what Gangsta Rap is about, and this put me right off.
10. "My Baby'z Mama"
As many have done in the past, you get him talking about how annoyed he is when it comes to the situation which often arises with men and their baby's mothers, and how they always try to take money form them, and prevent them from keeping any of their money to themselves.
11. "Creep n Crawl"
Here you have the ruthless Eazy-E showing how evil he can get when he coems with a haunting track, where he raps in a whisper as he approaches his feeling target before killing them. This is real Gangsta Rap, and one which you should look out for. As it is a great one to show how many directions he was able to take his music in.
12. "Wut Would You Do"
Here is a another straight diss to all of those at Death Row, and has him choose a much darker take on things with slow production from the former N.W.A beat-maker, DJ Yella. I felt that this wasn't as strong as others he's done, such as "Real Muthaphukkin' G's", but it worked fairly well.
13."Gangsta Beat 4 tha Street"
Here you get a hard G-Funk cut which has some slow, yet powerful production to lead to Eazy having the ability to come up with what is needed for a heavy hood tracks. Dresta, Menajahtwa and B.G. Knocc Out come to give him what is required to make the joint work well for him and give it hard street appeal.
14. "Eternal E" (Outro)
Although this album is rather varied in terms of quality, I would have to say that all fans of Eazy, or more generally those into the early-to-mid-nineties Gangsta Rap need to cop this piece. This wasn't nearly as significant as other albums by himself or as part of N.W.A his final album, you should show respect and get it.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 First Power
2 Old School Shit
3 Sorry Louis
4 Just Tah Let U Know
5 Sippin' On A 40
6 Nutz On Ya Chin
7 Tha Muthaphukkin Real
8 Lickin' Suckin' Phukkin'
9 Hit The Hooker
10 My Baby's Mama
11 Creep N' Oh Crawl
12 Wut Would You Do
13 Gangsta Beat For The Street
14 Eternal E