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We Come Strapped
Studio album by MC Eiht featuring Compton's Most Wanted
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre West Coast hip hop, Rap, Gangsta rap
Length 58 min
Label Epic Street
Producer DJ Slip, MC Eiht, Rick Rock
Professional reviews
MC Eiht chronology
Music to Driveby
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We Come Strapped is the debut album by American rapper MC Eiht, released July 19, 1994 on Epic Street. It was produced by MC Eiht and DJ Slip of Compton's Most Wanted. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 5 on the Billboard 200.[2] The album features guest performances by Spice 1 and Redman.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs, "All for the Money" and "Geez Make the Hood Go Round"



The raw lyrical content of the album gained Eiht the notorious "Double-Sticker" on the front cover of the LP. The sticker read "The lyrical content on this album solely expressed the views of the artist".[3] In other words this was a way that Epic/Sony, Eiht's label at the time, could avoid any back-lashings from the public and they won't have to take responsibility for the outcome. Eiht's harsh delivery and cocky attitude are what draws the listener into every track. This is also the album where Eiht begins to produce, hense forming "EIHTHYPE Productions" with himself, long-time beat-maker DJ Slip, with William Zimmerman, "Willie Z", on the keyboard. We Come Strapped has a lot of dark-beats, but all the beats on the album have a funky rhythm, especially the hit single "All For The Money" with its funky guitar riff in the back ground, as Eiht's lyrics portray the life of a kid from the streets doing whatever he can to survive. Plus DJ Mike-T does some scratching on the album as well, bringing back the feeling of the old CMW albums. There are "endoludes" on this album, which are basically interludes, showing off some instrumentals that EIHTHYPE Productions have done. After MC Eiht did the Menace II Society film and released the popular single "Streiht Up Menace" from the platinum selling soundtrack, his buzz as a solo artist began to grow, and with long-time CMW member Tha Chill behind bars, it was up to Eiht to keep the banner for both the CPT and the CMW flying high. This album was also released at the height of Eiht's feud with DJ Quik, and Eiht throws more than a few insults on the track "Def-Wish III". "We Come Strapped" was released and hit number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, eventually selling Platinum.[2] It has been MC Eiht's most successful album to date.

Track listing

# Title Songwriter(s)
1 "Niggaz That Kill (endolude)" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
2 "Def Wish III" (Intro) (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
3 "Def Wish III" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
4 "Take 2 With Me" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
5 "All for the Money" (A. Tyler, T. Allen, P. Richmond, R. Locke, D. Ellis)
6 "Compton Cyco" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
7 "Niggaz Make the Hood Go Round" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
8 "Nuthin' But High (endolude)" (A. Tyler, W. Zimmerman)
9 "We Come Strapped" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
10 "Can I Still Kill It" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
11 "Goin' Out Like Geez" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
12 "Nuthin' But the Gangsta" (featuring Spice 1 and Redman) (A. Tyler, T. Allen, R. Noble, R. Green)
13 "Hard Times" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
14 "Compton Bomb" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)
15 "2 Tha Westside (endolude)" (A. Tyler, T. Allen)

Chart history

Chart (1995)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
We Come Strapped
RIAA certification: Platinum
Released: July 19, 1994


  1. ^ Columnist. "Review: We Come Strapped". The Source: 85. August, 1994.
  2. ^ a b c ((( We Come Strapped > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ Weisel, Al. "Review: We Come Strapped". Rolling Stone: August 8, 1994.

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