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3/30/2006 5:52:16 AM
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MC Eiht's first album through Paid In Full/Koch, Affiliated, will be released on April 4, signifying the Compton rappers nineteenth album release. His first enhanced disc, the special product will contain 14 album tracks, exclusive interview footage and a new music video starring MC Eiht, performing the song Say Nothin.
Among the albums authentic Compton born and bred tracks is the radio single, CPTz Bac (159 Remix Featuring CMW), produced by Raw Steel. The song received an extra kick when it was added into airplay at the legendary Los Angeles radio station KDAY by Julio G.
Throughout Affiliated, MC Eiht comes back strapped with his trademark style on new songs like Where U Frum (Featuring Gangsta Luv of the Road Dawgs).
Just Lean is a laid back track by Chill and DJ Subflo, a drum and bass producer, who is also a well-known rave DJ. Eiht says, "I got down with my man Sub, because I wanted people to know that we got all types of flavors, not just hiphop, but we got all kinds of diversity. So I did this one on the strength of how we lean in Compton." Eiht acknowledges the track is reminiscent of much of the feel of his classic album with Comptons Most Wanted, Music To Driveby because there are a lot of slow grooves on it. "A lot of down South niggas like to hear their stuff slow and screwed and chopped, so that was my focus when I heard the beat; the first thing I thought about was Texas and down South, and how they be chopping and screwing their shit. I wanted for them to get down, because theyve always been supportive of MC Eiht, and what I do, so I just wanted to throw some of that back."
Gangsta Minded (Featuring Jaz and Chill) introduces Jaz, a female rapper. Eiht says, "Chill made the beat, and she wanted to rip it, so we let her get down, and we decided to hop on down there with her. Her flow is tight, and she is real gangsta with it. No fur coats and talking about sex and diamonds, because shes hood with it. If a female raps, I want to hear her come like me. When she did it, I was amazed. A nigga didnt have to direct her, or tell her what to write about, because she knows where she was from. On a solo project, it is the first time I ever got down with a female, and she put it down tight."
The long anticipated track Smoke This (Featuring Chill and Jayo Felony) was produced by Silk some time ago, but was never released. Eiht remarks, "It describes what were seeing in street rap, gangsta rap right now. At the time we recorded it, people were rapping about happy stuff like partying and chains and planes and stuff. We were expressing our frustration in the music, and we were fed up with people not wanting to deal with the real in their music. Now people are trying to be hard and trying to be where theyre not even from. So it is still just perfect for today."
Eiht explains the inspiration behind the track 2 Compton MFz (Featuring Big2DaBoy). "I was an old school NWA, Eazy-E fan. Eazy and Ren had a song back in the day called 2 Hard MFs, so I wanted to say two Compton motherf*&^%$s, cuz its introducing the upcoming artist Big2daboy at my label, West Music. I wanted to showcase it with us both being from Compton. With his being the young generation and me being like the older generation, I wanted to show that we still have it on lock."
Authentic Compton. Keepin it gangsta since 1988, MC Eiht has been releasing genuine issue Compton tracks. Accordingly, he has solidly earned the respect of his fans and peers in the industry. With his solo recordings, his work with Comptons Most Wanted and his stealthy collaborations, this highly prolific artist has previously released 18 albums, and this number does not even include the greatest hits, compilation albums or feature film soundtrack albums that have also resulted.
As one of the early Compton masters, MC Eiht has maintained a career with longevity that is the envy of many other artists. When he first rocked the mic in th
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