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Eazy-E in 1993
Eazy-E in 1993
Background information
Birth nameEric Lynn Wright
Born(1963-09-07)September 7, 1963
Compton, California, United States
OriginCompton, California
DiedMarch 26, 1995(1995-03-26) (aged 31)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresGangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer, CEO
Years active1985–1995
LabelsRuthless Records, Priority Records, Relativity Records, Epic, MCA
Associated acts

Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper and actor. He was born in Compton, California. He rose to fame with the Rap group N.W.A. and is one of the founders of the "Gangsta rap" subgenre. He usually rapped about guns, drugs, relations between residents and the police, and sexual activity. He was known as the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap".[1]

In 1987, he founded Ruthless Records.[2]

On March 26, 1995, Eazy-E died of AIDS-related pneumonia.[3][4]

He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

During his career, Eazy-E released 2 studio albums and 3 EPs:

Year Album
1988 Eazy-Duz-It
1995 Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton*
Year EP
1992 5150: Home 4 tha Sick
1993 It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
2002 Impact of a Legend*

(*) albums or EPs were released posthumously (after death)

References[change | change source]

  1. The Black Dot (2005). Hip Hop Decoded: From Its Ancient Origin to Its Modern Day Matrix. MOME Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 0-9772357-0-X.
  2. "Eazy-E Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  3. "Eazy-E's Death".
  4. "Rap Singer Eazy-E Dies of AIDS at 31: Music Founder of Ruthless Records helped popularize the 'gangsta' style with the group N.W.A. and later became a top-selling solo artist".
  5. "Eric "Eazy-E" Wright (1964-1995) - Find A Grave Memorial".

Other websites[change | change source]