#HappyBirthday Eazy E

With his dark sunglasses, jheri curls and high-pitched rapping style, Eazy-E became one of the defining figures of west coast hip-hop. He’s also one of hip-hop’s more sorely missed. The N.W.A legend born Eric Wright would’ve been 52 years old today.

#HappyBirthday Eazy E

Of course, Eazy-E is known as the mastermind behind N.W.A and the founder of Ruthless Records. He was the one who helped kicked off N.W.A’s career with 1987′s “Boyz-n-the-Hood,” which contains one of rap’s most famous opening lines: “Cruising down the street in my six-fo’.” The group’s classic debut album Straight Outta Compton came one year later and popularized reality rap. Ice Cube wrote the rhymes, Dr. Dre and DJ Yella brought the production, MC Ren brought the ruffness and Eazy-E had the charisma.

#HappyBirthday Eazy E

Sadly, N.W.A disbanded due to bad business and discontent among the members. Ice Cube left and dissed his former members before embarked on his own successful solo career. Dr. Dre left after 1991′s EFIL4ZAGGIN and formed Death Row Records. Eazy-E, having taken the brunt of two of the most famous hip-hop disses in history, released his own and dropped the EP It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa. However, his career never reached Ice Cube or Dr. Dre’s heights.

#HappyBirthday Eazy E

Eazy-E, ever the hustler, took the soon-to-be successful Cleveland group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony under his wing before tragedy struck. In 1995, Eazy-E was nearing death with AIDS. He made amends to his former N.W.A members before passing away on March 26.
Eazy-E has risen to prominence again because of the box office success of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. The controversy it birthed and the conspiracy theory surrounding his death (Suge Knight helped spread those murmurs with a callous joke during a Jimmy Kimmel interview) has sparked interest in the life and music of the late rap mogul.

Although he’s gone, Eazy-E is still beloved and remains a pivotal figure in hip-hop history. Rest in peace, Eazy.


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