MC Eiht

Happy Birthday to Compton Legend MC Eiht!

Today (May 22) marks the 48th birthday of Compton-born gangster rapper MC Eiht. Known for his role in the 1993 cult classic film, Menace II Society, MC Eiht created an entire body of work out of his experiences growing up in Compton. His name was inspired by the numeral element in KRS-One’s moniker, but he […]

Flashback: Spice 1 On 2Pac And Menace II Society

Spice 1 in the below clip details how the Menace II Society directors shot the video in his old local neighborhood and how we was originally supposed to be in the film with 2Pac, but due to errors with his management, he lost his spot in the now classic movie. Spice 1 then goes on […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Menace II Society Sountrack Released 24 Years Ago

On this date in 1993, Jive Eecords released the soundtrack to the blockbuster hood classic Menace II Society featuring various artists. The sixteen track Hip Hop assortment peaked at the pole position on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop albums. Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: “Streiht Up Menace” by MC Eiht, and […]

New Music: MC Eiht Featuring W.C. And DJ Premier “Represent Like This”

For two decades MC Eiht has been one of hip-hop’s most recognizable voices in hip-hop; and undisputedly one of Compton’s finest originators and emcees. A straight menace, MC Eiht burst onto the scene with Compton’s Most Wanted Music To Driveby. Released just months after the LA Riots, Music To Driveby was a manifesto for the […]

Today in Hip Hop History: MC Eiht Releases “We Come Strapped” 22 Years Ago

On this day in Hip Hop history, West Coast legend MC Eiht released his debut LP, We Come Strapped. Featuring his group Compton’s Most Wanted, this gangsta rap classic is one of California’s pre-G Funk hits. Riding the popularity that came from his breakthrough single “Straight Up Menace” featured in the film Menace II Society, this album […]

Happy Birthday MC Eiht

Today [Sunday, May 22] marks the 48th birthday of Compton-born gangster rapper MC Eiht. Known for his role in the 1993 cult classic film, Menace II Society, MC Eiht created an entire body of work out of his experiences growing up in Compton. His name was inspired by the numeral element in KRS-One‘s moniker, but […]

MC Eiht Is Back! Listen To DJ Cam’s “Street Life”

French hip-hop/jazz producer DJ Cam teams up with West Coast legend MC Eiht for the title track off his new six-track Street Life EP. Sampling a classic ESG song, backed by a booming bass line, “Street Life” sees MC Eiht painting a vivid picture of the gritty Compton streets. The Street Life EP features two […]