DJ Premier to Produce MC Eiht’s New Album

There was a time when you’d be hard pressed to see an East Coast producer working with a West Coast artist, but those days are long gone. Legendary beatsmith DJ Premier recently announced plans to executive produce and score O.G. rapper MC Eiht’s new album, Which Way Is West, which will be released through Preemo’s Year Round Records.

With a career that spans two decades—the veteran made his debut as a member of Compton’s Most Wanted in 1990—Eiht made a name for himself in film as well as music. In fact, most fans remember him for his role in the hood classic, Menace II Society.

Which Way Is West will be Eiht’s first release since his 2006 album, Affiliated. In addition to Premier’s tracks, the project will also feature productions from Marco Polo and guest appearances by Year Round artists NYGz.

Fans can expect Which Way Is West to hit stores this summer. —Donovan Moore

  • von

    a yo yall see that niggas ashey ass nuckles dammn nigga need to produce a lotion

    • eddiesixes

      hahahahahahahahahaaaaaa

    • beatwild

      that aint funny eddie murphy, thats west coast ryt there, should respect, soulja boy punk

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jdm

    cool eiht was down wit snoop and warzone guess they parted ways but he has rhymes westcoast legend og gangsta eiht

  • jtm

    no dj premier do not work with mc eiht please.

    • ri067953

      Too late…Eiht did a verse on one of Gangstarrs songs back in the day.

  • Jon Dog

    Can’t waite. His first 2 solo albums were classic, “We Come Strapped” and “Death Threatz”. Hahaha, co sign the ashy nuckles comment, LMFAO!!!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    “In fact, most fans remember him for his role in the hood classic, Menace II Society.”
    ^^U DAMN RIGHT!

  • http://xxlmag RUCK n NY

    Cant wait. Eiht always been one of my fav west coast artist.

  • The real chris

    This should be another classic u a fool if u dont buy this shit.and p.s he needs a whole bottle of lotion plus another bottle.lol

  • H-DUB

    That´s gonna be interesting, because Premiers Sound does not suit Eiht´s relaxed Style to Rap ….i wonder who will change his Style on this one. But he, let´s bring it….

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    G’yeah! Still a fan. I never had one complaint when he was down with CMW and those mellow bangers. Anybody know why they fell out?

  • Gift

    that man’s ashiness should be statewide emergency LMFAO!!!!!this is a good look no the less though. Preem and Eight. 2 OG’s 4real.

  • SHORTY G

    He is a west-coast O.G in the game. But them dayz are over. Itz a rap.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga was CJ from GTA San Andreas!

    • fresh

      nah he did the voice of rydah the eazy e look alike

  • Anonymous

    You can also remember him as the voice of CJ from GTA: San Andreas

  • lee

    how bout dj quik,makes more since huh

  • lee

    how bout dj quik,makes since huh

  • http://xxlmag.com realtalk82

    No fellas ,he was Ryder from San Andreas, Young MayLay(Westcoast Rapper/Actor) was CJ.

    EIHT is a Westcoast Legend and if you been listenin for as long as I been, Streiht Up Menace is forever a Classic record.He’s made real Gangsta Shit for years,he kinda fell off a bit(since Rap got weak and he couldn’t really adapt to that)but I bet him and Premo are gonna make a sleeper classic,just wait! Blaq Poet and Premo did a good job,I’m expecting EIHT to sound much better,Aint Nuthin Changed was dope,EIHT sounds fresh w/ Premo on that so let’s go

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk!

    @ the homies

    There was something up @ WSHH not more than 2 months ago about that drama, so IMO I’ma wait and see the outcome on this one. It’s a weird mixture even though dude above dropped a good one they did together.

  • latino heat

    if this actually does come out it might actually be hot. Eiht has proven he can sound good over dope east coast production. don’t forget, he dropped the classic One Life To Live, on Pete Rock’s, Soul Survivor album.

  • BOB

    SHOULD OF BEEN QUIK, HE HAS A HORSE COCK,HE MEASURES IT ERRRDAY

  • bob

    dj quik will dick whip mc eiht with his horse cock,oh he can do it,i’ve seen it and it’s huge,he’ll dick whip all you shmucks reading this too,fuck ya’ll,you want some holla at me bitch fuck

  • bob

    dj quik’s cock is huge,beleive me it’s a monstrosity,he will put it in all of you shmucks mouth,

  • Bigmike

    This is gonna be dope love MC Eiht and Premier both . Streiht up menace , Growing up in the hood , All for the money , Hood Took Me under , Dayz of 89 , Duck sick , late night hype , the hood iz mine , living like g sta’z

    Comptons Most Wanted still in it to win it

  • TheRefriedMexican

    TRUE STORY Y’ALL: I REMEMBER BACK AT HEIGHT OF THE M.C. EIHT D.J. QUIK BEEF. I SEEN EIHT’S D.J, D.J. SLIP AT A SO CAL AMUSEMENT PARK. I TOLD HIM “I’M DOWN WITH EIHT BUT I LIKE D.J. QUIK MORE” AND HE SAID “I LIKE QUIK TOO” LOL
    ANYWAY I HOPE THEY MAKE GOOD MUSIC TOGETHER
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  • Youngsavage88

    I heard 2 songs off the new album by Eiht
    they sound smooth as hell . good too see A-Wax
    aka MC Eiht still making dope hip hop music for the westcoast scene after all these years

  • hiphopsavage44

    Streiht Up Menace Wake Yo Punk Ass Up For The 2010 Shot Geeeah . i wanna hear this cd

  • prettygirl123

    Eiht is my man

  • baronrok

    I’m not wearing any pants.