IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 30, 1996 EAZY-E RELEASED HIS SECOND & FINAL SOLO ALBUM STR8 OFF THA STREETZ OF MUTHAPHUKKIN COMPTON

Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton is the second and final studio album by American hip hop recording artist Eazy-E. It was released posthumously by Ruthless Records and Relativity Records on January 30, 1996, ten months after Eazy-E’s death from AIDS in March 1995. The album spawned the single, “Just tah Let U Know”.

Released posthumously after Wright’s 1995 death from AIDS, Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton was, according to Gerrick D. Kennedy in his book Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap, “… completed with Yella’s assistance. It was cobbled together using leftover records and scraps of songs he had yet to complete for his … “double album titled Temporary Insanity intended for release in January 1993.

Professional ratings

Review scores Source Rating

Allmusic [1]

Entertainment Weekly (B)[6]

Entertainment Weekly (1996) – “[…] it’s his most musically varied and enjoyable album […] On Str8 Off tha Streetz, he leaves our consciousness the same way he entered — rough, raunchy, embattled, and utterly unapologetic.” – Rating: B[6]

Charts

Chart positions

Chart (1996) Peak position

New Zealand Albums Chart 20

UK Albums Chart 66

US Billboard 200 3

US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1996) Position

US Billboard 200 163

US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 57

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales

United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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