GEAH!

13

Solo Albums

1996

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MC EIHT = REALITY RAP!

Geah!

The origin of geah!

The Message

How to stay on point

The Sound

Who to please

The Business

Why statistics don't matter

The Real MC Eiht

Where to spread the love

Compton

How to kick it with the homies

Death Threatz

When to set the formation

Eiht Hype

Where to invest

Special Guests

Why it's not about the money

Music

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THE REAL MC EIHT: GEAH! trailer

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WHAT'S INSIDE?

A Taste of The Real MC Eiht: Geah!

Stating core philosophies – of how to be a man, how to be professional, and how to give fans what they want to hear – the valuable insight, strong convictions and raw determination of MC Eiht address issues that are important to all of us, not just fans of Gangster Rap.


Preface

This one is for those who love Gangsta Rap and imagine what it would feel like deep inside the underbelly of the CPT: those who wish to study tales of life on the corner, carjackings, shootings, drug deals and set tripping that connect with blunt force.

This one is for the family: those who hunger for a higher understanding of how the music business flows and the path to success.

Anybody can claim to be a gangster or pass off gunshot laden rhymes. Few have the knowledge to fill in the details. Aaron Taylor, or MC Eiht as his people know him, is living evidence (for those who need it) that times have not changed a bit – only the fan. Stay away from the wishy-washy.

Preface

This one is for those who love Gangsta Rap and imagine what it would feel like deep inside the underbelly of the CPT: those who wish to study tales of life on the corner, carjackings, shootings, drug deals and set tripping that connect with blunt force.

This one is for the family: those who hunger for a higher understanding of how the music business flows and the path to success.

Anybody can claim to be a gangster or pass off gunshot laden rhymes. Few have the knowledge to fill in the details. Aaron Taylor, or MC Eiht as his people know him, is living evidence (for those who need it) that times have not changed a bit – only the fan. Stay away from the wishy-washy.

Street Issues

The street issues I’m trying to consume my time is still trying to inform brothers that there’s another way out there than how it’s been going for the last ten, fifteen years. With the gang problems, as far as dope, police, everything, because nothing’s changed. My thing is I’m trying to show brothers that there is a way of change like you say, that’s why my situations deal with telling you if you do this – drug deal, gang bang, whatever. The outlook is this, and that’s gonna happen. The street situations I’m trying to get brothers to change and look and see that there is another thing. Everybody can’t be rappers, but still and all, I feel that with me showing up and doing this thing here, there should be other brothers that there’s something else to do too.

Music To Driveby

Oh, of course. I had a call from the record company the other day. They tell me that the shit was picked up and was up to 400 000 and change, but I ain’t trippin’. As long as I know that niggas like it; when somebody can call me and tell me ‘Ahh, Music To Driveby was the shit,’ and that album came out three years ago. And the nigga can tell me I just went and bought that shit, again, then I know, it’s still on the brain, and it ain’t even sold 5 million, and niggas is still talking about it three years after it came out. That’s what I’m talking about being true.

Compton

Oh, no. I visit. I go there every day. I’m not one of those brothers who talk about or say I’m from the hood, but I don’t ever see it. I live an hour from Compton, and you can guarantee, you can ask anybody in Compton, they see me every day. That’s my thing. It’s not that I do that ‘cause I want to go around and show brothers ‘Oh, I didn’t move. I didn’t forget about it,’ but that’s me. That’s my city, that’s where I’m from, everything I know there. Even though I live out here, I stay in the hills, in the mountains, in all the quietness, and all that shit, I know nothing here. Everything I know is there, so I jump in my car and drive an hour on the freeway, just to get off, to go there and sit up to do the same thing I can do at home, but I’d rather do it there because that’s my atmosphere. I square up. That’s where I get my respect. ‘Oh, he still comes around.’ ‘He still hangs here.’ He might have got all this money and moved out, changed his zip code, but we see him every day,’ and that’s the thing. You don’t have to stay there. Nobody’s gonna do that.

Who is Harris Rosen?

Harris Rosen is the author of N.W.A: The Aftermath, The Real Eminem: Broke City Trash Rapper, and other Behind The Music Tales books. For twenty years, he self-published the national lifestyle magazine Peace! He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his son, Louis.

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