Eazy-E

Eazy-E

 

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Eric Lynn Wright[4][5][6] (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before founding Ruthless Records and becoming a rapper. Arabian Prince, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube formed N.W.A. After DJ Yella and MC Ren joined the group, N.W.A released their debut single Panic Zone. In 1988, they released their most controversial album, Straight Outta Compton. The group released two more albums and then disbanded after Eazy released Dr. Dre from his contract. Eazy-E died in March 1995 after a brief battle with AIDS.

Eazy's main influences included 1970s funk groups, contemporary rappers, and comedians. When reviewing Eazy's albums, many critics noted his unique overall style, with Steve Huey of the All Music Guide remarking: "While his technical skills as a rapper were never the greatest, his distinctive delivery... over-the-top lyrics, and undeniable charisma made him a star."[7]

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Straight Outta Compton
 
Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical film directed by F.
 
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Eazy-Duz-It
 
Eazy-Duz-It is the solo debut album of rapper and N.W.A member Eazy-E, released on September 13, 1988, through both his own label Ruthless Records as well as Priority Records.

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Eazy-E’s Son Questions Validity of Late Father’s Will and ‘Death-Bed Marriage’
  –  November 26, 2017
“Our old-school outlook mixed with cutting edge technology makes Ruthless Records Inc. a leader in the music business,” the website claims. “Eazy-E’s first-born son and longtime friend are carrying on the legacy that started it all.” The site ...
How to Dress Like Eazy-E
  –  November 20, 2017
If you're a fan of rap music or have any sense of rap history ... So as an homage, pour some out with Complex's guide to getting Eric Lynn Wright's classic look, but yeah...Eazy-Duz-It with that activator.
Compton Legend Eazy-E First Born Questions Father Will & Death Bed Marriage
  –  November 27, 2017
More than 20 years after Eazy-E’s death — his widow and son are battling over who controls Ruthless Records — a company the rapper founded in 1986 as a platform for his group, N.W.A. Eazy-E’s son, Lil Eazy-E, says his late father was “debilitated ...
Eazy-E’s Son Questions Validity of Late Father’s Will and ‘Death-Bed Marriage’
  –  November 26, 2017
*More than 20 years after Eazy-E’s death — his widow and son are battling over who controls Ruthless Records — a company the rapper founded in 1986 as a platform for his group, N.W.A. Eazy-E’s son, Lil Eazy-E, says his late father was ...
How ‘Mudbound’ Star Jason Mitchell Proved He’s Much More Than Just ‘A Guy Who Was Able to Imitate Eazy-E’
  –  November 16, 2017
It seemed obvious enough at the time: After breaking out with his first lead role in F. Gary Gray’s 2015 biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” earning acclaim and awards for his note-perfect portrayal of rap royalty Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, actor Jason ...
From Eazy-E to ‘Mudbound,’ Jason Mitchell is one of Hollywood's most in-demand and thoughtful actors
  –  November 16, 2017
Perhaps the most emotionally charged role of the 2015 blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton” is that of late N.W.A rapper Eazy-E, as played by Jason Mitchell. In a number of scenes, after Eazy-E finds out he had AIDS, Mitchell captures a level of ...

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