Sunday, 5 July 2015

MC Eiht 'Nuthin But The Gangsta' - solo version

The edit of Snoop's 'Afro Puffs' freestyle was what the (metaphorical internet) streets needed, so in the words of the OG of late night regional radio Alan Partridge, "people like them, lets make some more of them".
The original version of MC Eiht's 'Nuthin But The Gangster' was on his classic '94 LP 'We Come Strapped' and featured Spice 1 and Redman, with Eiht dropping a verse at either end. The beat is lovely and I've had the song in regular rotation as of late but it only recently dawned on me how damn great that last verse is and sitting through 3+ minutes to get to it ain't right. The lyrics are also pretty personal and as good as the guest spots are, that final verse deserves optimum shine so reconfiguring this song into a solo track seemed necessary. You won't find this anywhere else...

Additional thought: a version of this track featuring Scarface could've been amazing.

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