BEFORE Eazy E would be considered the ‘Godfather of Ganster Rap.’
BEFORE Eazy E would rub shoulders with Guns & Roses, Kid N Play, Janet Jackson and even George H. W. Bush at the White House.
BEFORE Eazy – E’s come up story would be portrayed by actor Jason Mitchell in the film Straight Outta Compton.
BEFORE Eazy-E would fathere 7 children with 6 different women.
BEFORE Eazy – E would put up the start up cash to start the most notorious rap groups in history, N.W.A.
The son of a postal worker and school administrator young Eric Wright had a fairly solid home life growing up in Compton, regardless he saw more opportunity dealing drugs on the street and dropped out of school in the 10th grade. After his cousin was killed dealing dugs he decided he needed to make money through a legitimate business and had been long been interested in making music as a hobby. He hooked up with Dre and Ice Cube dropping as much as quarter million to get N.W.A. up and running, his investment paid off. But his same business savvy also led to the demise of the group, his beef with Ice and Dre a feud that would be put aside when Eazy – E got his diagnosis as H.I.V. positive, he died from AIDS-related complications on March 26, 1995. How he contracted the disease was never determined but a lot of people are looking in Suge Knights direction.
My name is Michael McCrudden documenting the life and career of Eazy, before his passing, here for you on Before They Were Dead.
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