For two decades MC Eiht has been one of hip-hopâ€™s most recognizable voices in hip-hop; and undisputedly one of Comptonâ€™s finest originators and emcees.
A straight menace, MC Eiht burst onto the scene with Comptonâ€™s Most Wanted Music To Driveby. Released just months after the LA Riots, Music To Driveby was a manifesto for the nihilism, frustration and anger that permeated the region and is universally hailed as a Gangsta Rap classic.
Similarly, Eiht also contributed vital components and compositions to genre-defining movies, offering the chilling â€œGrowinâ€™ Up In The Hoodâ€ to Boyz N The Hood and following up Music To Driveby with a star turn as A-Wax in Menace 2 Society, which included his stand-out contribution (â€œStreiht Up Menaceâ€) to the movie’s soundtrack.
Though accredited as MC Eiht featuring Comptonâ€™s Most Wanted, Eiht took on a more singular role with We Come Strapped, which was certified Gold and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts and his sophomore solo project Death Threatz which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Charts.
Eiht has always remained active; including a handful of EP releases, his scene-stealing appearance on Kendrick Lamarâ€™s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City (â€œm.A.A.d Cityâ€), and a recent CMW reunion project, Gangsta Bizness, (2019) with Tha Chill that was over a decade in the making.
Today, Eiht officially announced his new forthcoming album, Lessons, which will be released on 9-18-20. Lessons features collaborations with DJ Premier, Conway The Machine, Dave East, Havoc, Talib Kweli, B-Real and Kurupt among others.
Along with the new album announcement, Eiht also released a new single, â€œHoncho,â€ which features Conway The Machine and DJ Premier. The last time Eiht linked up with Preemo was on Which Way Iz West, the legends collaborative album from 2017.
â€œIâ€™ve always had a strong connection with the east coast and its artists. Premier and I have such a great and natural relationship. I appreciate that I can always hit Preem to chop it up, get a beat or a mixâ€ Eiht commented on his relationship with DJ Premier. â€œI have been following the Griselda movement for a while now and Conway has always had my ear. I reached out to him for â€œHonchoâ€ and it was automatic.â€
â€œEiht called me and said he had a song that needed scratches on it, and that Conway had spit a verse. I was like maaaaan, send that shitâ€ exclaimed DJ Premier. â€œEiht and I have been friends since 1989, so itâ€™s nothing when we reach out to each other. Conway is a machine. So street and lyrically skilled with his wordplay.â€
â€œIt was an absolute honor to work with the legend. Eiht is one of my all-time favorite emcees, so it was a no-brainer to connect wit the big homie on â€œHoncho.â€ Conway stated. â€œPreemo coming on the cuts is nothing short of legendary. I had to be a part of this joint!â€
â€œLessons represents my journey.Â The things Iâ€™ve learned, experienced and been taught over the course of my journey from street influences to music influences and combining those different elementsâ€ Eiht explained.Â Lessons is an audio-biography of my two-decade run in Hip-Hop, itâ€™s authentic and west coast.â€ MC Eihtâ€™s Lessons will be released on 9-18-20.Â
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Tracklisting & Credits For MC Eihtâ€™s Lessons:
1.) â€œGet Money Manâ€ Feat. B-Real
2.) â€œThatâ€™s Perfectâ€
3.) â€œHonchoâ€ Feat. Conway The Machine & DJ Premier
4.) â€œBluu Waveâ€
5.) â€œCanâ€™t Nobodyâ€ Feat. Kokane
7.) â€œU Knowâ€
9.) â€œThat 83â€ Feat. Tha Chill
10.) â€œU Not Meâ€
11.) â€œCourted Inâ€ Feat. Dave East & Tha Chill
12.) â€œThings We Go Throughâ€ Feat. Cherell
13.) â€œPast Mistakesâ€ Feat. Talib Kweli
14.â€ â€œI Got Uâ€
15.) â€œWhat U Really Onâ€
16.) â€œMagicâ€ Feat. Noble (of The Outlawz) & Tha Chill
17.) â€œOn The Realâ€ Feat. Yukmouth & Tha Chill
18.) â€œStand Upâ€ Feat. Mitchy Slick & Tha Chill
19.) â€œNeighborhood Looksâ€ Feat. Havoc & Kurupt
20.) â€œWe Gotâ€