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 with ‘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. Eiht’s follow up solo releases, ‘We Come Strapped’, was certified Gold and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts and his sophomore solo project ‘Death Threatz’ debuted at #3 on the Billboard Charts.
Similarly, Eiht also contributed vital components and compositions to genre-defining movies, offering the chilling “Growin’ Up In The Hood” to “Boyz N The Hood” and following up ‘Music To Driveby’ with a star turn as A-Wax in “Menace II Society”, which included his stand-out contribution (“Streiht Up Menace”) to the movie’s soundtrack.
“‘Lessons’ represents my journey. The things I’ve learned, experienced and been taught over the course of my journey from street influences to music influences and combining those different elements” Eiht explained. “‘Lessons’ is an audio-biography of my two decade run in Hip-Hop, it’s authentic and West Coast.”
MC Eiht’s ‘Lessons’ is now available and features collaborations with DJ Premier, Conway The Machine, Dave East, Havoc, Talib Kweli, B-Real, and Kurupt among others.
To celebrate the release of his new album, Eiht released the visual for “Courted In” which features Dave East & Tha Chill.
You can now purchase & stream MC Eiht’s ‘Lessons’ album at your preferred DSP