"When this came out, it felt like there was a new sheriff in town," recalls Ice Cube. Written by Cube and E, "Boyz" was rejected by Ruthless Records signee HBO, so the songwriters formed their own group to record it with Dr. Dre and Yella producing. It first came out on N.W.A. and the Posse, but would later appear on E's double platinum solo vehicle Eazy-Duz-It as one of the more serious raps on an album that was relatively cartoon-ish in caparison to Straight Outta Compton. It's also the inspiration of John Singleton's 1991 film of the same name.