Eric Lynn Wright, known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper and rap mogul 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, a small yet violent city near Los Angeles, 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, released in 1988, highly controversial then, 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.
|Born:||Eric Lynn Wright, September 07, 1964, Compton, California, U.S.|
|Died:||March 26, 1995, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||AIDS-induced pneumonia|
|Burial place:||Rose Hills Memorial Park|
|Occupation:||Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur|
|Children:||11, including Lil Eazy-E|
|Facebook:||Eazy-E's Facebook profile|
Born Eric Lynn Wright, he is an influential West Coast rapper and producer who is best known for being a part of the late 80's rap group NWA.
He dropped out of high school and sold drugs, before finding refuge in rapping.
He's been given the title of Godfather of Gangsta Rap for his groundbreaking contribution to the rap music genre.
He married Tomica Wright the year of his death and had seven children with six different women. His son Yung Eazy also became a rapper.
He was joined by the great Dr. Dre in NWA.
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