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.
Review scores Source Rating
Entertainment Weekly (B)
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
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
Chart (1996) Position
US Billboard 200 163
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 57
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone