Eazy E - The Boyz-N-The Hood
Label: Ruthless Records, Macola Record Co.
Catalog#: MRC-1005, MRC-1005
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Cover: VG+ VG++; light ringwear, slight creases
Genre: Hip Hop
A1 Eazy E - The Boyz-N-The Hood 5:37
A2 Eazy E - The Boyz-N-The Hood (Radio Edit) 3:59
B1 Eazy E. & Ron-De-Vu - L.A. Is The Place 4:28
B2 Eazy E. & Ron-De-Vu - Fat Girl 2:46
Featuring - Freshly Done
Executive Producer - Eric (Eazy E.) Wright
Mixed By [Uncredited] - Donovan Smith
Producer - Dr. Dre
Written-By - Eazy E. (tracks: A2) , Ice Cube
Manufactured and distributed by Macola Record Co.
Published by Dollars N Sense Muzick (BMI) (Ruthless Attack)
Produced for High Powered Productions
Side A: Stolen from the upcoming album "Eazy Duz It"
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Eric Lynn Wright.
Born September 7, 1963--March 26 1995.
Eric is better known by the stage name Eazy-E.
He was an American rapper, producer, and record executive from Anoush Street in Compton.
He was a Kelly Park Compton Crip (although he was connected to many other Crip gangs) from the early teenage years, and until his death. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the gangsta rap sub-genre and initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A, but later achieved critical and commercial success as a solo artist. Eazy-E's vocal style was marked by his youthful, high-pitched voice and his lyrics focusing on the elements of urban street life such as guns, drugs, relations between residents and the police, and deviant sexual activity.
He had also for some time hosted a hip-hop radio show on Los Angeles-based radio station KKBT.
Boyz-n-the-Hood is the solo debut by rapper Eazy-E as a part of N.W.A. Ice Cube wrote the song, and originally intended it to be for H.B.O., another group signed by Ruthless, but after they rejected it Eazy was convinced to rap it. The song was originally on N.W.A. and the Posse, which started with the phrase: "Cruisin' down the street in my '64". Ruthless Records executive Jerry Heller considers the song to be a mix of Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, the Rolling Stones, and the Black Panthers. This samples "I'm a Ho" by Whodini and vocal samples from "Hold It, Now Hit It" by Beastie Boys as well as "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight. It was remixed and featured on Eazy's debut album Eazy-Duz-It, which was released in 1988. It was remixed again and was featured on Eazy-E's third album, It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (1993) under the name "Boyz-n-the-Hood (G mix)".
Eazy E - Boyz N' Tha Hood
Eazy-E will be a hip-hop legend forever!!! R.I.P Easy!!!!