Eazy E Biography

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Eazy E biography

Real Name: Eric Wright

Occupation: Rapper, Producer, Founder of Ruthless Records

Date of Birth: September 9, 1964

Place of Birth: Compton, USA

Died: March 26, 1995

Relations: Wife - Tomika Wright
Son - Lil Eazy E (fathered 7 children in total)








Eric "Eazy-E" Wright got the whole U.S.A plus the rest of the world to wake up when it came to the blacks situation in the American community in the middle of the 80's. Under his alias, Eazy-E, he started a record company, -Ruthless Records-, with help from money that he had collected on the streets, and created the gangsta-rap, a part of hip hop that had millions of head lines all over the world. 31 years old, he died, only 2 months after that he fund out that he had AIDS.

He was born in Compton in a middle-class family in 1963, he became a criminal in his teenage years, the life as a gangsta didn't have the plans for the future that Eazy-E was dreaming of, so after completing school, he started in the music business.

Together with Ice-Cube, Dr.Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella, he put together one of the most controversial rap groups ever, N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitude) in 1986. When their song "Boyz n' the Hood" started to conquer the lists in USA, they placed Compton and Los Angeles on the rap-map. With fat bases and heavy funk, Boyz n' the Hood soon became the national-anthem of hip hop. Everybody that were living in the so called "projects" (the slum) suddenly had something that they could call their own, a song with lyrics that showed the hard reality that got the "white America" to trip.

That was just the beginning. With N.W.A, Ruthless Records got a dream start and 1989 the album Straight outta Compton, that was a real classic were out. The fans celebrated. With songs like Fuck the Police and Gangsta, Gangsta they made the FBI and the LAPD fear and the politicians started to show interests in hip-hop but not in a positive way. The gangsta rap also splitted into two camps between those who thought N.W.A just described things as they were and those who thought that hip-hop had a responsibility to take and don't encourage and glorify that violence that was about to strangle the Latin Americans and the black people.

In the middle of that Eazy saw how his life work was falling apart. Ice-Cube left first, then to be followed by Dr.Dre that started Death Row Records together with Suge Knight, with artists like Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound among others. It was hard for Eazy-E when Dr. Dre left Ruthless Records. It was the end of N.W.A when Dre left, with out him, they didn't have any one to create the beats. Plus that the old members started to sue each other, and if that wasn't enough, they came out with solo albums were they didn't back for anything just to diss each other, Eazy-E even publicised pictures of Dr. Dre in eye-liner and lipstick on his second solo album, It's on (Dr.Dre) 187um Killa 1993. Even though it wasn't eazy, Eazy-E continued on his way, hard-headed he stuck to his visions and his gangsta mentality. In 1994, he got into contact with the group Bone Thugs n' Harmony" from Cleveland. Eazy-E sure could find talents, and Ruthless once again had a group that could sell millions of records.

Just then, fate stroke with all it's power. Eazy-E's self buring lifestyle demanded it's tribute. A cold showed up to be a inflammation of the lungs, may seems like a piece of cake, but not in this case. AIDS the doctors confirmed and two months later he was dead. After 11 523 days on the earth, Eric Wright died the 26th March 1995, in a hospital bed, with only his family at his side.

He might be gone, but not forgotten...Rest In Peace, E!

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