Eazy-E ‎– Eazy-Duz-It

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Ruthless Records ‎– SL 57100, Priority Records ‎– SL 57100, Ruthless Records ‎– SL57100, Priority Records ‎– SL57100
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Street Side
A1 (Prelude)
A2 Still Talkin'
Written-By – Ice Cube, D.O.C.*
A3 Nobody Move
Written-By – M.C. Ren*
A4 2 Hard Mutha's
Featuring [Rap], Written-By – M.C. Ren*
A5 Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)
Written-By – Eazy-E, Ice Cube
A6 Eazy-Duz-It
Written-By – Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, M.C. Ren*
Radio Side
B1 We Want Eazy
Music By – Bootsy*, G. Clinton*, M. Parker Jr.*Words By – Eazy-E
B2 Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn
Music By – E. Floyd*, M. Rice*Words By – Dr. Dre
B3 Radio
Written-By – M.C. Ren*
B4 No More?'s
Written-By – Ice Cube
B5 I'mma Break It Down
Written-By – M.C. Ren*
B6 Eazy Chapter 8 Verse 10

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Spine / sleeve - SL 57100
Centre labels - SL57100

Recorded & mixed at Audio Achievements, Torrance, California.

℗ © 1988 Priority Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4992-57100-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 049925710014
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): SL-STREET-57100-Z2 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): SL-RADIO-57100-Z2 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp both sides): SRC
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IMCD 124, 842 924-2 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(CD, Album) Island Masters, 4th & Broadway IMCD 124, 842 924-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ILPM 2070, 842 924-1 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(LP, Album, RE) Island Masters, 4th & Broadway ILPM 2070, 842 924-1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
842 924-2 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Ruthless Records, Priority Records, 4th & Broadway 842 924-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
CDL57100 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Priority Records CDL57100 US 1988 Sell This Version
0602537503025 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(CDr, Album, RE, RM) Priority Records 0602537503025 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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ericblowtorch

ericblowtorch

November 8, 2013
Radio Side:

No cursin' on the first three joints. Ren opens the album over a funky guitar-driven track, & Eazy rhymes, with Ice Cube as his hype man. It's pretty surreal-sounding, considering the relative rhyming skills of all involved, especially considering the whole story. 'Eazy-er Said Than Dunn' is one of the dopest tracks here, an uptempo Meters recut on which the rhythmically challenged young Eric is the only possible weak spot. 'Radio,' with intro from Ren and Greg Mack, is kind of a lame replay of Taana Gardner's 'Heartbeat.'

'No More ?'s' begins the cursin' section of the album with just a few naughty bits over a fast guitar- 'n' tambourine-driven funk track. 'I'mma Break It Down,' a faster Marley Marl-styled Afro-funk track, is probably the best track on the album. 'Eazy Chapter 8 Version 10' is fast, sparse, and funky. And weird as hell: it sounds like it contains the same sample as the previous track!

Street Side:

'Still Talkin',' a 4/4 guitar strut, amps up the cursin', and the malevolence is still creepy. Ice Cube returns as hype man, and Eric extols the virtues of woman-beating. I don't know who found this shit funny back when it came out, and I shudder to think who I know finds it funny now. 'Nobody Move,' replete with Yellowman sample, is a guitar funk trans-bashing story rhyme, featuring Ren, that is absolutely blood-curdling in its similitude to actual events, particularly here in Milwaukee. '2 Hard Mutha's' also features Ren over Yella drums and Dre cuts. It's a close second for best song on the album. 'Boyz-n-the-Hood,' one of the most overrated pieces of wannabeastie b.s. in hip-hop history, is so cheesy, un-hard, and musically sluggish that no amount of remixing could really make it tolerable to the human ear. Michelle gives you the intro to 'Eazy-Duz-It,' a pathetic way to end the album, with already played out 'Dance to the Music' and 'Fight for Your Right' samples, and Detroit Emeralds guitar hook replay.

At the time this was hailed as a harrowing exploration of the existential/criminal mind, a great leap forward into street reportage. Listen to it now and take a truly depressing trip into the bloated egos of spoiled teenagers.