In Hip Hop History Today “MC Eiht was born” May 22, 1967

Aaron Tyler was born May 22, 1967, he is better known by his stage name MC Eiht and a hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. His stage name was partly inspired by the numeral in KRS-One’s name. He chose Eiht for its links to “hood culture”, including Olde English 800 and .38 caliber firearms. He is the de facto leader of West Coast hip hop group Compton’s Most Wanted, which also included fellow Compton-based rappers Boom Bam, Tha Chill, DJ Mike T and DJ Slip. He is also known for his role in the 1993 film Menace II Society. Listen to Music to Driveby above.

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