Review: Lil Eazy-E – Prince Of Compton

That album Lil Eazy-E – Prince Of Compton was one of the most anticipated neo-gangsta rap albums of 2006 which unfortunately never got released. Prince Of Compton was Lil Eazy-E’s debut album that was supposed to be released on Virgin Records in January 2006 but never was released. The album, Prince Of Compton, was never released due to a lack of charting singles and a change in executive management at Virgin Records. The change in executive management at Virgin Records delayed the release Prince of Compton eventually leading the album to be shelved. The other reason the album got shelved was due to internal leaks. Him leaking a bulk of his songs from that album to his MySpace page to promote the album wasn’t exactly the best idea since that contributed to the album’s shelving.

The self-proclaimed Prince of Compton plans to put West Coast rap back on the map despite the fact West Coast rap is already a mainstay. He blows the world’s mind with his charismatic flow. His lyrics and beats are full of unprecedented heat. He proves haters and fakers wrong by showing he has lyrical talent and skills. The lyrical content follows a story base which grabs the listener’s attention. His storytelling skills are riveting. The album is named ‘Prince of Compton’ in honor of his father Eazy-E. That is the most brehsive idea ever. He lets it be known that Compton’s in the house. There cover songs of his father’s songs such as Boyz-N-The-Hood and Eazier Said Than Dunn. Fuck what you heard, this here’s the truth.

Gangsta Shit was the explicit gangsta rap single that was used as a buzz single for the digital markets back in the mid-2000s such as iTunes. The song was full of that lyrical heat, gangsta lyrics, and hot crispy clean beats with West Coast production sound. Although you could hardly hear those hot beats for the most part. Lil Eazy-E raps about how he will keep giving niggas that gangsta shit since gangsta rap is in demand.

Niggas keep screamin’ that gangsta shit Lil Eazy-E give niggas that gangsta shit. So come here and let him whisper you some gangsta shit.

It ain’t nothin’ to a boss when you gettin’ it. Everybody wanna see a G back in the phat rollin’ thru the city streets. The first son of a legend named Eazy-E. Now Lil Eazy-E is so famous. You can hate it or love it. Watch how fast fiends purchase this gangsta shit. Fiends need another fix so they chirped again. He hustles hard for the dough with the cops harassing and mashing. That is why he is creepin back seat with the chrome. Stop frontin’ and you will be fine. Lil Eazy-E is flawless and lawless. He is commercial without havin’ to change over. This is that uncut A-1 baking soda.

Lil Eazier Said is his own cover of Eazier Said Than Dunn with modernized production and updated lyrics that have been altered to fit his perspective and point of view. Who else could have covered the song Eazier Said Than Dunn than Eazy-E’s own son? The song was dedicated to his father, Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, godfather of Gangsta Rap, a legend to always remember.

His name is Lil Eazy-E. Yeah this is true. Blowing up the west is what he’s gonna do. He has the same plan as his father. He lives in the same hood in the motherfucking Astravan in Compton. It’s Eazy! Just call him E. Lil E from the C-P-T. Servin’ up Compton’s finest. He is a G with a legit pedigree. OG old school with that new school literature.

Now some do it for the radio, but he doesn’t care. It’s warfare when the E is on air. A young crime wave on the motherfuckin’ Compton streets like a motherfucking tsunami. The West is behind him. He has the soul of a double OG inside him.

He is a suicide drive-by ride soldier. Shootin’ in the dark up at hooters barkin’ and it’s over. One less bitch E’s gotta worry about. You can see they scared when the lead come out. When the words pop, it’s like birds drop. Lil E got the C-P-T sewn up like a motherfuckin’ D-O-C. And a new young nigga wanna sell like dope in the city and you think you can stop it? It’s Eazy-er said. Niggas on the streets know what the fuck is up.

He makes dope, cut throats, and the game broke because they can’t cope with the rhymes he’s displaying. It’s a Compton thing. Not just on Greenleaf. Lil E’s doin’ it Compton style. That’s the city and you say you can get some? Yo, it’s Eazy-er said than done.

Lil Eazy-E paid homage and tribute to West Coast rap pioneers in these lyrics.

Lil E got the C-P-T sewn up like a motherfuckin’ D-O-C
Yeah, I got Ice like T
And I keep it on bang like D-R-E
Certified young Compton G
First son of a legend named Eazy-E

Boyz N Da Hood 06 is a a tribute to his father, Eazy-E, and his song, “Boyz-N-The-Hood,” which was one of his biggest hits.

Now if it ain’t a 64 Impala, then it’s a 63 Impala. And he ain’t in that motherfucker unless it sit on D’s (Dayton rims/Daytons). He has dough backing him up no less. And if you see him in the club, there’s a bitch on him. A .45 in the side and a .9 in that dash. A .38 for the snakes playin’ in that grass. No matter what they say. Niggas see him in the streets. Then he is up in that ass. He’ll be the same G when he leaves the booth. Lil Eazy-E’s cruisin’ down the street in his 64 Impala. Knockin’ the freaks and mackin’ at hoes.

The boys in the hood are stackin’ and bangin’ colors Still claimin’ sets in the gutter. Slangin’ and selling bud off a brother. Still duckin’ them undercovers. They some bad motherfuckers.

But the most moving song on The Prince Of Compton is “They Killed You.” This stirring song about the questions surrounding Eazy-E’s death and Lil Eazy E’s feelings toward his father’s life and legacy proved to be the most difficult song for Lil Eazy E to write.

“Certain times I go in there, if I feel like doing it, I do it. It depends on what I’m doing that day. Do I want to feel like that that day? It irks me every time I listen to it because I know what I’m talking about is me, my story. My father’s spirit is always going to be in me and I’m going to live, be happy and represent him for my family. But the stuff that I believe went on, that I believe caused all of this, for my father to be gone, that hits me hard. I’m going to let the story out. It’s a story that everybody wants to know and that I’m going to put out.”

Growing up as the oldest son of Eazy-E, Lil Eazy E virtually retraced his father’s steps. Like his father, Lil Eazy E was raised by Eazy-E’s mother. Lil Eazy E also turned to gangbanging as a child and later developed his business and rap skills.

They Know Me is about how people know Lil Eazy-E due to him being Eazy-E’s son and his reputation as a rapper and business associate, and entrepreneur. He raps about how is a certified G. OG’s in Compton know Lil Eazy-E and they know he is a real gangster. He still represents his father Eazy-E. It’s real out here in these streets. And with these beats comes a new legacy. Lil Eazy E also formed a bond with The D.O.C., the skilled lyricist whom he shouts out on “They Know Me.”

Here is how the song “They Know Me” was described.

At the same time, Lil Eazy E remained in contact with many of his father’s friends and musical collaborators, including N.W.A members DJ Yella and MC Ren. As time went on, he also connected with Ice Cue and later Dr. Dre. Like his father, Lil Eazy E also formed a bond with The D.O.C., the skilled lyricist whom he shouts out on “They Know Me.”

Lil Eazy E says, “He’s a coach. He has penmanship and knows how to write a rap, how to illustrate your life into rhymes. He taught me a lot. I matured off of him a lot. He coached me to be talented while I was representing myself, so that when I was representing my father and my life that I’d represent it right.”

This Ain’t a Game was a song that was used in the soundtrack for the movie Waist Deep. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were featured on the song. This is another one of the rough edged gangsta rap songs on the album. Everyone raps about how life isn’t a game on these streets.

On “That Fire,” Lil Eazy-E combines the thuggery of the West with the sonic energy of the South. With a confident delivery, Lil Eazy-E perfectly rides the fiery beat. “My mother was born in New Orleans, so I’ve still got that little flavor, that little taste in me. When I heard that beat, it was hard. It sounded like some Down South stuff.”

I rate this album 5/5*****!!

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