MC Eiht Stresses Importance Of Authenticity While Announcing "Official" LP Release Date

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Los Angeles, CA – MC Eiht is currently prepping his next solo album, Official. Ahead of its release, the Compton’s Most Wanted MC has unveiled the pertinent details surrounding the project.

According to two Instagram posts, the double LP boasts 27 tracks and features guest spots from his fellow West Coast brethren Xzibit and Tha Chill as well as singer Cherell. In one of the captions, he promised no “goofy chit,” once again stressing the importance of remaining authentic.

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“With the Hip Hop scene being so versatile and vast, there are many choices to acquire or please new audiences,” he explains to HipHopDX. “But in the aspect of tryna stand alone above the many artists and different elements, one must stay true to the foundation of what acquired fans in the first place.

“My dope era consisted of many notable forefathers, legends and pioneers — Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, Roxanne Shanté, Sparky D, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Heavy D, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Uncle Jamms Army, King T, Ice-T and so forth.” 

The Compton-raised MC added Official will adhere to his West Coast gangsta rap roots in an effort to please his fans as well as school the younger crowds.

“In respect to my fans and future generations, I just felt I did a project that just followed my specific roots of my establishments in West Coast rap, so I put together the double project Official.

“I maybe have one more project I’m gonna drop next year called Lessons, which is more about tryna speak to the young homies and lessons learned going through gang banging, then indulging in Hip Hop and ultimately tryna gear towards the right lane, so stay tuned. Geah.”

Eiht dropped his last solo album, Which Way Iz West, in 2017. The project was executive produced by DJ Premier and included contributions from Lady Of Rage, Kurupt, B-Real, WC and Outlawz, among others.

More recently, Compton’s Most Wanted returned with its first album in 13 years called Gangsta Bizness. 

Official is expected to arrive on Friday (December 27). Until then, check out the cover art and tracklist below.

  1. Once Upon A Time
  2. Bring Em All f. Cherell
  3. Profile f. Xzibit
  4. Bacc In The Day
  5. How You Do That f. Chill
  6. Neighborhood Feelin’
  7. Compton f. Chill
  8. You The One f. Chill & Cherell
  9. Good Day
  10. Bluestamp Anthem f. Chill
  11. Up That
  12. Hustle f. Chill
  13. Notorious
  14. True Story f. Chill & Cherell
  15. How We Do f. Tinigi Star
  16. Mission Complete f. Chill
  17. Shoot Em Up
  18. Sirens f. James Savage
  19. Intermission
  20. Bang On Em
  21. Why f. Chill
  22. Long Time Comin’
  23. Victim Pt. 2
  24. Neighborhood Reup f. Chill
  25. My Thang
  26. 3Eihty
  27. Official

Source: Hip Hop DX