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Eazy-E

Whether as a member of N.W.A, a solo act, or a label head, Eazy-E was one of the most controversial figures in gangsta rap. While his technical skills as a rapper were never the greatest, his distinctive delivery (invariably described as a high-pitched whine), over the top lyrics, and undeniable charisma made him a star. Following N.W.A's breakup, E's street credibility took a major beating, though his recordings continued to sell well when they appeared; unfortunately, he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995, and died not long after.

Eric "Eazy-E" Wright was born September 7, 1964, in Compton, California, a rough part of the Los Angeles metro area. A high-school dropout, Wright turned to drug dealing to support himself, and eventually used the profits to start his own rap label, Ruthless Records, with partner and music-business veteran Jerry Heller. E discovered a major performing talent in the D.O.C., and recruited Ice Cube and Dr. Dre to write songs for his stable of artists. When their composition "Boyz-N-the Hood" was rejected by Ruthless signee HBO, Cube, Dre, and E formed the first version of N.W.A to record it themselves. Their first album, N.W.A. and the Posse, was released in 1987 and largely ignored; after a few tweaks of the lineup and the rough-edged subject matter, 1988's Straight Outta Compton made N.W.A into superstars. E seized the opportunity to release a solo project later in the year, titled Eazy-Duz-It, which would be the only full-length album he would complete; it went on to sell well over two million copies.

After Ice Cube's bitter departure from N.W.A toward the end of 1989 (precipitated in part by Heller's business tactics), Eazy-E took over his not inconsiderable share of the rapping and songwriting duties, becoming the group's dominant voice on 1991's Niggaz4life. His taste for cartoonish vulgarity began to undermine the claims of realistic inner-city reporting that the group members had used to defend themselves. Disputes between the members led to N.W.A's breakup that summer, and a court battle between Ruthless and Dre's new label, Death Row, soon followed, with Eazy alleging that Death Row head Suge Knight had coerced Ruthless into releasing Dre from his contract. The case was eventually thrown out, but a bitter feud between Dre and Eazy raged for the next several years; Dre's seminal solo debut The Chronic made merciless fun of Eazy.

E's 1992 solo EP 5150 Home 4 tha Sick sold well, but did little to dispel his increasingly cartoonish image; he found more success running the Ruthless label, with a roster that included Above the Law, N.W.A bandmate MC Ren, the poorly received all-female group H.W.A. (Hoez with Attitude), and, eventually, the lucrative Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Eazy addressed his feud with Dre on the 1993 EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, which famously included a photo of Dre wearing makeup and sequins during his World Class Wreckin' Cru days. Still, save for dissing Dre, Eazy didn't seem to have much to say, and despite healthy record sales, his artistic credibility was declining at an alarming rate. Eazy didn't help matters much when, in early 1993, he spoke out in support of Theodore Briseno, an L.A.P.D. officer involved in the Rodney King beating; later in the year, he paid $2,500 to attend a Republican fundraiser, which his detractors saw as a further betrayal of his roots.

In early 1995, Eazy entered the hospital with respiratory difficulties, believing he had developed asthma. The diagnosis was far more serious: he had contracted AIDS. Eazy announced his plight to the public shortly thereafter, winning admiration for his straightforward attitude. Sadly, just a few weeks later, on March 26, 1995, the disease claimed his life. The record he had been working on, Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton, was released posthumously (in unfinished form) later in the year. In 2002, on the seventh anniversary of his death, some previously unreleased material from the Ruthless vaults was released as the EP Impact of a Legend, which was accompanied by a DVD. Additional posthumous compilations followed.

In 2015, the critically acclaimed, Academy-Award-nominated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton was released in theaters. Focusing on the creation and rise of the seminal gangsta rap crew, Compton was dedicated to Eazy. It went on to make over $200 million worldwide at the box office and inspired a cultural resurgance for N.W.A. With increased mainstream recognition of N.W.A.'s legacy in the history of rap and hip-hop, Eazy received a posthumous honor for his contribution to music with his induction into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Gangsta Memorial

1. Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix)

2. 8 Ball (Remix)

3. Eazy-Duz-It

4. Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn

5. No More ?'s

6. We Want Eazy

7. Nobody Move

8. Radio

9. Only If You Want It

10. Neighborhood Sniper

11. I'd Rather F**k You

12. Automobile

13. N**gaz My Height Don't Fight

14. Eazy Street

15. Real Muthaphuckkin G's

16. Ole School S**t

17. A Lil Eazier Said

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Track List: Starring...Eazy E

1. Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z

2. 2 Hard Mutha's

4. L.A. Is The Place

7. We Want Eazy (Remix)

8. I'd Rather F**k You

9. Fat Girl

10. Automobile

11. P.S. Phuk U 2

12. Ruthless Villain

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Track List: Eazy-Duz-It / 5150: Home 4 Tha Sick (Remastered)

2. Nobody Move

3. 2 Hard Mutha's

4. Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix)

5. Eazy-Duz-It

6. We Want Eazy

7. Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn

8. Radio

9. No More ?'s

10. I'mma Break It Down

11. Eazy - Chapter 8 Verse 10

12. Intro: New Year's E-Vil

13. Only If You Want It

14. Neighborhood Sniper

15. Zaggin My Height Don't Fight

16. Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas

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Track List: Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton

1. First Power

2. Ole School S**t (Feat. Gangsta Dresta, B.G. Knocc Out & Sylk)

3. Sorry Louie

4. Just Tah Let U Know

5. Sippin On A 40 (Feat. Gangsta Dresta & B.G. Knocc Out)

6. Nutz On Ya Chin

7. Tha Muthaphukkin Real (Feat. MC Ren)

8. Lickin, Suckin, Phukkin

9. Hit The Hooker

10. My Baby'z Mama

11. Creep N Crawl

12. Wut Would You Do (Feat. Dirty Red)

13. Gangsta Beat 4tha Street (Feat. Gangsta Dresta, Menajahtwa & B.G. Knocc Out)

14. Eternal E

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Track List: Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphuckin Compton

1. First Power

2. Just Tah Let U Know

3. Sippin On A 40 (Feat. Gangsta Dresta & B.G. Knocc Out)

4. Nutz On Ya Chin

5. Tha Real (Feat. MC Ren)

6. Hit The Hooker

7. Creep N Crawl

8. Wut Would You Do (Feat. Dirty Red)

9. Gangsta Beat 4tha Street (Feat. Gangsta Dresta, Menajahtwa & B.G. Knocc Out)

10. Eternal E (Feat. Gangsta Dresta, Menajahtwa & B.G. Knocc Out)

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Track List: Eternal E (Explicit)

1. Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)

3. Eazy-Duz-It

4. Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn

5. No More ?'s

6. We Want Eazy

7. Nobody Move

8. Radio

9. Only If You Want It

10. Neighborhood Sniper

11. I'd Rather F**k You

12. Automobile

13. Zaggin My Height Don't Fight

14. Eazy Street

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Track List: Eternal E

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Track List: It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa

1. Exxtra Special Thankz

2. Real Muthaphuckkin G's

3. Any Last Werdz

4. Still A N**ga

5. Gimmie That Nutt

6. It's On

7. Boyz N Tha Hood (G-Mix)

8. Down 2 Tha Last Roach

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Track List: Merry Muthafuckin’ X-Mas

1. Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas

2. N**gaz My Height Don't Fight

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Track List: 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick (Explicit)

1. Intro (New Year's E-Vil)

2. Only If You Want It

3. Neighborhood Sniper

4. N**gaz My Height Don't Fight

5. Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas

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Track List: Eazy-Duz-It (Explicit)

2. Nobody Move

3. Ruthless Villain

4. 2 Hard Mutha's

5. Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)

6. Eazy-Duz-It

7. We Want Eazy

8. Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn

9. Radio

10. No More ?'s

11. I'mma Break It Down

12. Eazy-Chapter 8 Verse 10

13. Intro: New Year's E-Vil

14. Only If You Want It

15. Neighborhood Sniper

16. N**gaz My Height Don't Fight

17. Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas

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Eazy we need u and biggie back alive cause twopac is in Cuba living life he facked his death with shuge knite rip eazy big e puff daddy should of died at red light his dad died at red light
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F**k the b**ch that gave him AIDS RIP Easy
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RIP EAZY-E
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EAZY-E IS DEAD PEOPLE HE DIED FROM À GIRLS STUFF
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No actually Ice Cube was already rapping wit out easy. And Dre put snoop and eminem in the rap game and I don't know much about how tupac got started in the rap game
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This is the s**t.. Nobidy never sing well raps dope man
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A re u kidding me Steve Huey? This article is ridiculous. Eazy is a Godfather of rap music. Without Eazy, there may not have been an Ice Cube or Dre. Meaning no Snoop, no Tupac, no Eminem, no Bone etc etc etc. Somebody who really knows who this man was and how important he was write an article. This article is "cartoonish. "
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rip eazy e and biggie 2 pac
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i agree Suge is a big pile of shee it hopefully karma will catch up to the mofo one day
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You have respect Easy for starting a business and creating job in his community. Good job and legacy.
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Even though Eaz E in hell he was awesome #NWA Don't talk to me Because I and S**t"
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That WORTHLESS Scumbag that "WAS Called" Suge Knight, Suge set up Eric Curtis AKA:Eazy-E with a whóřė that he forsure knew she had AIDS. That Ho was the cause/reason of Eazy-E's DEATH from that girl which had AIDS!
Most people don't know the REAL STORY about Eazy-E And as to WHY he is really DEAD. Eric Wqs Set Up By The WORTHLESS SCUMBAG "suge knight."
Suge knight got exactly what he deserved in jail.... He was beaten and Stabbed To D-E-A-T-H! The fat coward got is K-A-R-M-A!
RIP: Eric
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R.I.P eazy main
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I pulled up in my 64 impala
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Word 4 word Rollo 64
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its sucks that he died because i wish i was able to meet him and the whole N.W.A
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Eazy E Went Hord On Diz Shyt
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Some say good
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f**k da police !
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Jason corner McLaughlin is eazy e begist fan RIP eazy e
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Easy E is dope
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still the god father of gangster rap and he is in a better place RIP Eazy E
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juicykay77
NWA
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I love this mother f ***** song
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Watch n.w.a. hint: kinda unopropret
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Yo dre I got something to say
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Rip tupac, eazy e,D.O.C.,kay d o love y'all u in a better place in heaven hope it's fun��
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Who did you come too see? "EASY"the one and only ! ArcAngel and Regulator to the Universal Laws ! Regulators only answer to GOD !
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Talk about Ez ,correct yo self , Cube better sit back and check yo self!
B-Real
EAZY made it Gangsta
Eminem is sick ,but EZ made it fun and talked about Compton
The s**t he spit I know it was from experience !
To me EZE is the best without a doubt
Stilla N**ga is the dopest song!
And on side 2 of ez duz- it he made sick a** songs with no cuss words
My N**GA
RIP E
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Don't read this you will kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life now you've started reading this don't stop this is freaky. But if you read this and ignore this then you will have bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen. This actually works
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my favorites are ice cube easy e and yella
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"I grabbed that stupid a** b**ch by her nappy a** weave" that part will always kill me hahahab
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Easy-e is dope
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Ez mothaf**kin E waz da best
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Red in peace the easiest E no one can replace him
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The god rapper R.I.P
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Godfather of Gangsta Rap rippin s**t up decades later. Love this jam
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EAZY E is the dooky
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Eazy e is my favorite rapper
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Who cares that Eminem would crush eazy. If no eazy no eminem fool
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Rip to Eazy-E I'll listen to your music everyday wish you was still alive�������
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dphieuic
Eminem woulda CRUSHED eazy in a battle!!! Eazy was not a "off da dome" rapper! RIP Eazy-E!!! My first favorite rapper at the age of 7!
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Miss the Hip Hop Thugsta, Ruthless fo' life
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rodjay923
Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life don't stop this is freaky but if you read this and ignore it you will get bad luck put this on 25 songs and 143 minutes when your done press the spacebar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on your screen this is so creepy because it actually works
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Eminem vs Eazy-e in a rap battle will be sick but to bad Eazy is dead
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Rich rollin 60 loco fucc with mr
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42 now hey eazy my man since i was 12
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I was 12 win first heard them bout to b 42 in 2 hrs
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