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Overview (5)

Born in Compton, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from AIDS)
Birth NameEric Lynn Wright
Nicknames The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap
Tha Hip Hop Thugsta
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and as a member of the group NWA Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap."

He was born in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before investing it in and becoming founder of Ruthless Records. He made his debut as a rapper with "Boyz-N-The-Hood" which was a revolutionary song in rap history written by Ice Cube. NWA first released N.W.A. and the Posse in 1987. In 1988, they released their most controversial album, "Straight Outta Compton." The group released two more albums before disbanding in the early 1990s.

Eazy-E continued as a solo artist releasing three solo projects. In addition, he released several notable artists on his Ruthless Records label including but not limited to Jada Michelle, The D.O.C., Above the Law and Bone Thugs n Harmony.

He fathered nine children. He died March 26, 1995 due to complications of pneumonia associated with AIDS.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ruthless Records

Spouse (1)

Tomica Wright (19 March 1995 - 26 March 1995) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Always wore dark sunglasses
His voice
Wore a black Compton hat

Trivia (18)

Has a day each year in his name in Compton, Eazy-E day, by order of the mayor.
Has nine children by seven different women.
Played drums and piano competently (though not expertly).
His most famous song "Boyz in the Hood" was never meant to be sung by him. It was intended for an east side group called HBO to sing.
Eazy E was the front Man of N.W.A, and although Ice Cube and DJ yella were primary writers, Eazy would assist in production and putting the ideas for songs together with MC Ren. All of the members in N.W.A contributed equally to the group, and played large roles in the groups success.
NWA was voted the 33rd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
Was a member of the Kelly Park Compton Crips.
Married the mother of his last two children one week before his death.
Fellow NWA rapper DJ Yella wrote a solo single called "One More Nigga To Go" in dedication to him, and to help raise money for college for his nine kids. Yella reportedly also was the only member of NWA to stay friends with him all the way from beginning to end.
Had his own record label, Ruthless Records.
Was credited for discovering Bone Thugs n Harmony.
Was a close friend of The D.O.C..
His NWA colleague DJ Yella is the godfather of Eazy's second son Derrek (born in or around 1989).
Signed The Black Eyed Peas who by then were known by the name of "Atban Klan".
Was a supporter of numerous children charities such as Make A Wish foundation and Athletes and Entertainers for Kids.
Subject of the song "Eazy-E" by Wesley Willis.
By 1995, N.W.A had considered reuniting after Eazy reconciled with his former N.W.A rap mates Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. However, as they were about to work together for the first time since 1989 (when Ice Cube left N.W.A), Eazy was seriously ill and died before a full-fledged reunion could take place. N.W.A would not reunite until 1999 (four years after Eazy's death) when the surviving members, along with Snoop Dogg, recorded a song in memory of him, "Chin Check", which can be found in the soundtrack to Ice Cube's movie Next Friday (2000).
There are at least two theories of how Eazy died of AIDS. Many indicate that he contracted the disease as the result of heterosexual sex, whereas he fathered seven children with six different women. Another theory is, for a while, it was believed that Marion 'Suge' Knight infected Eazy with a needle containing AIDS in attempt to kill him, although Kid Frost (who was signed to Ruthless shortly before Eazy's death) has disputed these claims.

Personal Quotes (3)

See you around buddy boy.
I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys, I want to save their asses before it's too late. I'm not looking to blame anyone except myself.
Records don't make anybody do nothing. You make yourself do that.

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