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Eazy-E

Eazy-E (Eric Wright) (September 7, 1963 - March 26, 1995) was an African-American rapper, record producer, and record executive who initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A.. Born in Compton, California, Eazy-E dropped out of Compton High School while in tenth grade and began selling drugs. He used the profits to form a record label, Ruthless Records, with Jerry Heller. He soon recruited Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Arabian Prince. Soon the group released their first album, N.W.A. and the Posse in 1987, under the name N.W.A. ("Niggaz With Attitude"). The album was not a success, but the following year's Straight Outta Compton and its title track were incredible smash hits. publicity photo from official fan site, upped as fair use This work is copyrighted. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ... Alphanumeric List 1-9 1200 Techniques 2 Live Crew Fresh Kid Ice Luke Skyywalker Mr. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... This page is about the rap group; NWA can also mean Northwest Airlines or National Wrestling Alliance. ... Compton is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, USA. It is also often considered to be the heart of the South Los Angeles (also known as South Central Los Angeles) area. ... Aerial photograph of Compton High School. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Jeller Heller Manager Jerry Heller Managed Super Rap and hip hop stars of Ruthless Records(Eazy-E Founder and CEO). ... Ice Cube, in a scene from Next Friday (1999) Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969) is an African-American actor and controversial rapper, originally a member of the N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude) until launching a successful solo career in music and cinema. ... Dr. Dre (born Andre Romel Young on February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, one of the most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ... MC Ren (born Lorenzo Patterson, June 14, 1969, Los Angeles (Compton), California) joined up with the groundbreaking gangsta rap group N.W.A as he finished his senior year at Dominguez High School in Compton. ... Yella, real name Antoine Carraby, is a DJ and music producer from Compton, California He was a member of the World Class Wreckin Cru along with Dr. Dre. ... Arabian Prince (born Mik Lezan) is an electro hop artist from Los Angeles. ... N.W.A and the Posse was the first album by the rap music group N.W.A. It was originally released in 1987 and again in 1989 on CD. It sold more than 500,000 copies, reaching gold status. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Straight Outta Compton is the 1989 (see 1989 in music) breakthrough album by N.W.A., released on Priority Records. ...


Eazy-E quickly released his vanguard solo LP, Eazy-Duz-It, which went double-platinum. Ice Cube left N.W.A. in 1989, convinced that Eazy-E and Heller were reaping an undue share of the group's profits at the expense of the group's other members, and Eazy-E largely took over Cube's writing and rapping duties for Efil4zaggin (1991). The album was not as successful as Straight Outta Compton, and N.W.A. soon broke up, initiating a long court battle between the various members of N.W.A., Heller, Ruthless Records and Death Row Records (Dr. Dre's label, headed by Suge Knight). Dr. Dre's solo debut, the blockbuster hit The Chronic made fun of Eazy-E on several tracks. In response Eazy-E released a second solo album It's On (Dr.Dre) 187um Killa, which eventually sold more than 1.5 million copies. The album contains repeated references to Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg. The album shows Dre on the album's inner sleeve dressed in drag wearing eye shadow, lipstick and sequins. Ruthless Records found considerable success with Above the Law, MC Ren, N.W.A. and, most famously, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. LP or lp may stand for: in corporate law or company names, limited partnership in chemistry, liquid propane short for Les Paul, a style of guitar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Efil4zaggin (backwords for Niggaz 4 Life) is the final album by rap group N.W.A released in 1991. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Death Row Records (now known as Tha Row Records) is a record company that was founded by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre in 1991, under the parent label of Jimmy Iovines Interscope Records. ... Dr. Dre (born Andre Romel Young on February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, one of the most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ... Marion Suge (pronounced like sug[ar]) Knight (born April 19, 1965, in Compton, California) is an entrepreneur in the hip hop music industry and co-founder of Death Row Records with Dr. Dre. ... The Chronic is the debut solo album from American gangsta rapper Dr. Dre. ... Snoop Dogg Calvin Cordozar Broadus (born October 20, 1972 in Long Beach, California) is an African-American hip hop musician and actor. ... Above The Law was a black gangsta rap group founded in late 1987 in Pomona, California by Cold 187um (also known as Big Hutch; born Gregory Hutchinson), K.M.G the Illustrator (born Kevin Dulley), Total K-Oss (born Anthony Stewart) and Go Mack (born Arthur Goodman). ... MC Ren (born Lorenzo Patterson, June 14, 1969, Los Angeles (Compton), California) joined up with the groundbreaking gangsta rap group N.W.A as he finished his senior year at Dominguez High School in Compton. ... This page is about the rap group; NWA can also mean Northwest Airlines or National Wrestling Alliance. ... Bone Thugs -N- Harmony Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony is a U.S. rap group from Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Eazy-E lost the respect from many rap fans after vocally supporting Theodore Briseno, the only non-white police officer who took part in the Rodney King beating and attending a Republican fundraiser (Willie D is quoted as saying "Eazy-E is a sellout"). In spite of their hostility towards him and NWA, the FBI actually uncovered a plot by white supremacists to assassinate Eazy-E. Rodney King Rodney Glen King (born April 2, 1965 in Sacramento, California) was an African-American motorist who, while videotaped by a bystander (George Holliday), was struck repeatedly by Los Angeles police officers (LAPD) during a police stop on March 3, 1991. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Willie D (born November 1, 1966, Houston, Texas, USA) is an American rapper who originally gained fame as one of the Geto Boys, a controversial group known for explicit violent and sexual lyrical content. ... NWA is a three-letter abbreviation for National Weather Association, meteorological society based in Charlottesville, Virginia. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... White supremacy is the variety of white nationalism that believes the white race should rule over other races. ...


In 1995, Eazy-E entered the hospital with what he believed to be developing asthma. He was diagnosed with AIDS, and almost immediately announced his illness to the public. He died soon after, on March 26, 1995 approximately 6:35PM. Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton was released posthumously. His oldest son, nicknamed "Eazy-E, Jr." or "Lil Eazy-E", released a documentary about his father entitled The Life and times of Eric Wright. The Impact of a Legend pack came with its own documentary of the same name, produced separately from Eazy-E, Jr.'s. Eazy-E fathered nine children by seven different women. He is now considered one of the founding fathers of Gangsta rap. By order of the mayor, Eazy-E Day is celebrated once a year in Compton. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Red Ribbon symbol is used internationally to represent the fight against AIDS. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, rarely written Aids) is a disease characterized by the destruction of the human immune system. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... Gangsta rap, also known as hardcore hip-hop, was the name given to the subgenre of hip hop which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyle of street thugs and gangsters. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ...

Contents


Quotes

  • "Records don't make anybody do nothing. You make yourself do that."
  • "I'm not no fucking Republican...basically what I did is I paid $1500 for a million dollars worth of press.", concerning his appearance at a Republican fundraiser.

Fuck is among the strongest, most controversial expletives in the modern English language and probably the most well-known vulgarism in the world. ... Republican as a term used generally to describe a number of different organisations, principles or political movements, and/or the persons supporting these. ...

Discography

Albums

  • Eazy-Duz-It (1988)
  • 5150: Home 4 tha Sick (EP) (1992)
  • It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (EP) (1993)
  • Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton (1995)

Eazy-Duz-It is the solo debut album by the African-American rapper singer Eazy-E (of N.W.A), released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ...

Singles

  • From Eazy-Duz-It:
    • 1988 "Boyz-N-The-Hood"
    • 1988 "Eazy-Duz-It"
    • 1989 "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn"
    • 1989 "We Want Eazy"
  • From It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa:
    • 1993 "Real Muthaphuckkin G's"
  • From Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton:
    • 1993 "Just tah Let U Know"

We Want Eazy is a rap single by Eazy-E (from N.W.A.). The song appeared on his solo debut album Eazy-Duz-It and the single was released in 1989. ...

External links

  • Eazy-E fansite

 
 

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