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MC Eiht

Veteran West Coast gangsta rapper MC Eiht dedicated much of his life to rap, beginning his seminal career with Compton's Most Wanted (CMW) while only a teenager. Despite his youth, Eiht's contributions helped catapult CMW to national fame in 1990 with It's a Compton Thang. The group followed the lead of fellow Compton gangsta rappers N.W.A, but were a bit less controversial and, in turn, much less popular. CMW released two more albums -- Straight Checkn 'Em (1991) and Music to Driveby (1992) -- before Eiht began his solo career in 1993 with the group's producer, DJ Slip, in tow and "Steiht Up Menace" as his solo debut single. His debut solo album, We Come Strapped, topped Billboard's R&B album chart a year later. Eiht's sales numbers unfortunately went downhill from there, though he retained a cult audience over the years and remained loyal to longtime affiliates Slip and Mack 10.

Born Aaron Tyler in Los Angeles, Eiht began his career as part of CMW while still a teenager. After the song "Rhymes Too Funky" became a local hit, the group signed to Orpheus, who released three albums by the group: It's a Compton Thang (1990), Straight Checkn 'Em (1991), and Music to Driveby (1992). These albums offered several singles for the group, but none measured up to Eiht's solo debut, "Streiht Up Menace," in 1993. The Slip-produced ballad came from the Menace II Society soundtrack, a popular film Eiht had acted in. Following the success of this single, Eiht signed to Sony's Epic Street division and entered the studio with Slip to record his full-length solo debut, We Come Strapped. Billed as "MC Eiht Featuring CMW," the album didn't really feature anyone from CMW except the rapper and producer. Nonetheless, the album debuted atop Billboard's R&B album chart despite lacking an omnipresent lead single and reached the Top Five of the pop album chart. The album also garnered headlines for featuring not one, but two parental advisory stickers (Sony claimed no responsibility for the lyrical content).

None of Eiht's successive albums were as successful as We Come Strapped, though some were arguably better. Following his initial success in 1994, the rapper returned in 1996 with Death Threatz and 1997 with Last Man Standing. Both albums featured production by Slip and were arguably better albums than Eiht's chart-topping debut, yet Epic remained unimpressed and parted ways with the Compton gangsta rapper. It didn't take long for Eiht to return, though. He signed to Mack 10's Priority-distributed Hoo Bangin' label and recorded Section 8 (1999), his most diverse album to date, if not his best. In successive years, Eiht recorded albums on an annual basis: "N" My Neighborhood (2000), Tha8t'z Gangsta (2001), and Underground Hero (2002), all but Tha8t'z Gangsta for Hoo Bangin'. None of these albums topped the charts, but Eiht continued to move his career forward. For instance, he appeared alongside Ice Cube and Mack 10 in the 1999 film Thicker Than Water and even reunited with Compton's Most Wanted in 2000 for Represent. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Veterans Day (Explicit)

1. Vets Day Intro

2. Streets Don´t Love U

3. It´s Alright

4. Pink Is 4 Honeys

5. U Know Why (feat. Tha Chill)

6. Gangsta Smash

7. Wrong Attire

8. Living Like G´Staz

9. Some Of These Thugs

10. We Heated

11. Somebody (feat. Tha Chill)

12. We Made It ´04 (feat. Tha Chill)

13. Bac In Town

14. Wavin The Pistol

15. Get Yo Grind On (Garage Mix)

16. Nobody Beat Us

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Mc eiht is a great for sure real recognize him they need a hip hop hall of fame and a gangster class
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dulowceed
All time original. Fuc the charts/ fuc the radio. All the real O.G. type music listeners know what we ride to.
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My numba 2 mc
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Mc eight & Brotha Lynch's cd 2gether go hard cuzzo. (l had 2 buy another gun,had 2 drop another homie)
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These facce ads rappers wanna but bullshit out facce a** diru lil Wayne I wanna b**ch slap you CUZ
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Eiht is definitely a G .... scared to peel these punk a** n**ga cap back.....
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Mc eiht is a west coast icon....plen t y much play n the ride baxk in the 90's along with another west coast icon in DJ Quik!! Real talk!!
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No victim jus waitin no patience bring in da year bang no thank it's all in u don't let go b an entrepreneur
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Eiht is one of the Original gangster rappers. I was born in 1980 so I know what the f**k I'm talking about. Even though I grew up on the south side of Chicago. We banged Eiht and Quik. Pac, Scarface, Geto Boys, Spice 1, Top Authority, 8 ball and MJG, Psycho Drama, Too Short, Big, Wu Tang, Dre and Snoop, and I'm sure I missed many more. Stop acting like you had to pick between Eiht and Quik, real street dudes banged both! R.I.P. to the real music
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I heard Mc Eiht played As Ryder in Grand theft Auto San Andreas iz this True?
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Classic
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To d morrison your a b**ch dissin mc eiht get the f**k off this page hoe a** slob and to your boy dj.quik hes a wack a** rapper and his beats are f**kin wack.
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I grow up to be A Straight up Menace
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Cheap straight up menace
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Brandon WICKER White Boy
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Brandon WICKER blood and crips
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Mc eiht ...grew up too his hits....w e's t up....
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Iam from Michigan and i grew up on eiht he one of my favorite rappers d-thang
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We cang mc eight in the oh10 all day Cuzz...
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This or that $#!+...
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St.loc stl tha 8z gangsta hgc on tht
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SAIL!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! � ��
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infinititomb o m b
Pee pee poo poo bloodZ Reprezent
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STL BLOODS, WE SAY F**K MC EIHT, NOW DJ QUIK WAS THE S**T & STILL THE S**T DAMU, CAN'T 4GET BOUT GAME BLOOD, UM NOT GONE NAME NO MORE
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KILWAUKEE WI BLAZIN MC EIHT
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88
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Westcyde Compton CA, Crip s**t much luv eiht cuzz
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Yes
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I 've been following MC Eiht for Many years!! He is the Man!! Lt.EARSKA STERLING II. UNITED STATES. MARINE CORPS.
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Gangstaaaaa
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WVGC LOOK IT UP - Watts nicca!!!
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Gangster
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This n**ga told the whole movie in this song COMPTON 4 LIFE SBCC PK SSK PVK
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DIS NICCA K33PK M3 CRIXXN GRAPK3 LIF3 ONE TYM3 WATTZ LOVE ST LOUIS N DIS BKITCH..
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MC is definitely a Compton G.
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RIP MC 8
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Dats my S**t
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U won't b chalkn 1up 4ya sorry set, goin' out like Geez
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A hype is one of tha best rappers
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Old school OG s**t to ride on
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A hype in the mothafuccin house, geah
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Remember that song u z a b**ch str8 rideout ol skool g z no bout that boogie all 4 the luv of the blue crp carvr ranchz plyrz 2xz 4 them boys lil hawk & bird what they do 8 nuthn but the gangstr
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All 4 the luv of da blue cripn carvr ranchz intrl plyrz south fla Miami
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Timing....20 1 5 . . . . B a c c On The Music Scene....Chi l l !
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Cool
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MC EIGHT HE COOL
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GREAT BEAT THIS IS LISTO 1 PBSX3 LOKS WEST SIDE JEJEJE
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HUB @ DUB !... CPT @ WATTS
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Cartoon
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still know have 2 bang on wax wita phat track 2 rep 2! #JohnnyBlaze
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