on January 21, 2003
ALL of Eazy Duz It was produced by Dre. And, production wise this record is even better than "Straight Outta Compton." Considering that it came out in 88 or 89, this disc has aged well. It's also common knowledge that Cube wrote all of Eazy's rhymes on Eazy Duz it--that's why Eazy had flow--and when you hear the last four songs, from 92, that Eazy wrote himself, you'll hear that the man needed some help in that department.
The first time I heard this record, I couldn't believe it. It was hard, funny, with unstoppable beats. The summer of 89 in California all you heard bumping from kids trunks was this and "Life is Too $hort." The record is broken up into a "dirty" side, to start, and the "clean" side, side B. They put up the lyrics to the dirty side on Oprah way back then, to show how rappers were all thugs. Nowadays, the lyrics don't seem too bad. I mean, you can't take Eazy E that serious to start with, the man was having fun, and nothing on this record even comes close to sounding as crazy as NWA's EFIL4ZAGGIN.
If you like old school or west coast rap, you've got to have this disc. Definitely an all-time west coast classic.(I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because the beats are ILLLL, but Eazy-RIP- raps real good, but not great.)