One of the most well-known members of the rap group N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude) from Compton, California. N.W.A. is know most for their breakthrough album in gangsta rap, Straight Outta Compton. Eazy-E was most likely the fan favorite member of the group during N.W.A.'s hayday. Even after his death in 1995 (from AIDS), Eazy-E's legacy lived on through Bone Thugz N Harmony, a rap group from Cleveland, founded by Eazy-E. The Bone Thugz are known for their light, quick rapping style, shown in such songs as The Thuggish Ruggish Bone, and Crossroads. Eazy-E's name is mentioned in several Bone Thugz songs, making it impossible for his contributions to gangsta rap to be forgotten.
Born Eric Wright. Eazy E was born in Compton on September 7, 1963. A former drug pusher and 10th grade dropout Eazy puts his stuff together with Ice Cube and Dr Dre to make "Boyz n the Hood'. Eric W. meets J Heller and together they form Ruthless Records.With a new label and Dre, Ice Cube, Dj YElla,Eazy E, and MC Ren, the West Coast gangsta rap group N.W.A releases Straight Outta Compton a controversial album of ghetto LA life. The group releases the single "Fuck tha Police" which leads to the FBI sending a warning letter to Ruthless. Eazy released 'Eazy duz it' his only complete solo album in 88. Ice Cubes leaves NWA which leads to Dr. Dre also leaving NWA. Eazy's career was in trouble now, with Dre gone no one could produce the beats. This lead to Ruthless spirlaing downward. In desperation Eazy signs Bone Thugs n Harmony, which becomes a huge group.Eazy releases tracks once in a while, but in mid March of 95 Eazy finds out he has AIDS and 10 days later he dies of AIDS related lung illness. RIP EAZY 63-95
"Eazy's fued with Dre was heated but they needed each other Dre perfected the beat while Eazy locked the flow"
Founder of Ruthless Records back in the mid to late 1980's. A Real G from front to back, not a poser like most of these fools in the game today. Founder of NWA. Put the city of Compton on the Map. Pioneer of Gangsta Rap. Funded many great acts in rap history (Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, NWA). Had beef with Dr.Dre/Death Row Records in the early 90's. Died of Aids on March 26, 1995.
"I Don't Think I'm All This,or That, But I'm All Me, Original Gangsta, E-A-Z-Y-E"