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Eazy-E

American rapper

Eazy-E

American rapper
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birthday
7th
September, 1964
Death
26th
March, 1995
Birth Place
Compton, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur who propelled West Coast rap and gangsta rap by leading the group N.W.A and its label, Ruthless Records, pushing the boundaries of lyrical content.
Born and raised in Compton, California, Wright had several legal troubles before founding Ruthless in 1987. After a short solo career with frequent collaboration with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, they joined, forming N.W.A, later that year.
N.W.A’s debut studio album, Straight Outta Compton, was released in 1988. Controversial upon release, it is now ranked among the greatest and most influential albums. The group released its third and final studio album, Niggaz4Life, in 1991, and soon after disbanded.
During N.W.A’s splintering, largely by disputes over money, Eazy-E became embroiled in bitter rivalries with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who had departed for solo careers in 1989 and 1991, respectively. Resuming his solo career, Eazy-E released two EPs. Yet he remained more significant behind the scenes, signing and nationally debuting the rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony from 1993 to 1994.
In 1995, Eazy-E was suddenly hospitalized and diagnosed with AIDS, and died due to its complications. He is often referred to as the “godfather of gangsta rap”.

Associated Acts

N.W.A, Naughty by Nature, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Dresta, The D.O.C., Kokane, Cold 187um

Burial Place

Rose Hills Memorial Park

Children

11, including Lil Eazy-E

Genres

Hip hop, gangsta rap

Occupation

Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur

Spouses

Tomica Woods (m. 1995)

Years Active

1986 1995

Name

Eazy-E

Nationality

United States of America

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