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In Brief

October 31, 1993|JONATHAN GOLD

* * Eazy-E, "It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa," Ruthless/Relativity. Eazy-E, founder of N.W.A. and corporate sponsor of the Compton gangsta rap sound, may be able neither to rhyme as well as former N.W.A. member Ice Cube, nor mold a beat as persuasively as former N.W.A. member Dr. Dre, nor rap with the easy grace of Dre associate Snoop Doggy Dogg. Eazy-E, though, seemed to have been a more "authentic" hoodlum than any of the aforementioned, and he devotes most of his weak-beat solo EP to proving this fact at tedious length.

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