East coast production wizard DJ Premier has announced a new project with West Coast rap legend MC Eiht, of Compton’s Most Wanted. DJ Premier will executive produce MC Eiht’s upcoming 11th album, titled Which Way Is West. In addition to executive production duties on Which Way Is West, DJ Premier will release the album on his independent label, Year Round Records. Which Way Is West will feature production by DJ Premier, Marco Polo and other upcoming producers, as well as appearances by Year Round artists NYGz.
MC Eiht rose to fame as a member of gangsta rap group Compton’s Most Wanted, best known for three classic albums, It’s a Compton Thang, Straight Checkn ‘Em and Music to Driveby. He also had a starring role in the movie Menace II Society, which produced the single Streiht Up Menace. MC Eiht has released albums consistently over the past 15 years, including his last release Affiliated, which hit stores in 2006.