Eazy-E

Real Name:
Eric Lynn Wright
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Born: September 7, 1964, Compton, Los Angeles, CA
Died: March 26, 1995, Los Angeles, CA

Born Eric Wright in Compton, Calif. gangsta rapper/producer Eazy-E grew up on the rough streets of Los Angeles, where he dealt drugs for a living after dropping out of high school. In the mid-'80s Wright founded a rap record company, Ruthless Records, with profits from his drug dealing, recruiting emerging rap talents such as Dr. Dre, HBO and Ice Cube. In 1986 Eazy-E, as he called himself, began a rap career by forming Niggaz Wit Attitudes (known as N.W.A.) with Dre, Cube, DJ Yella, the Arabian Prince, and the D.O.C. (MC Ren joined in 1987.) Over the next few years NWA became the most notorious group in rap, penning vulgar rhymes which celebrated urban violence, denigrated women and advocated killing police officers. Eazy-E was an instrumental member of the group, his high-pitched whiny voice becoming a trademark of the group, now considered the progenitors of the "gangsta rap" genre. When N.W.A. split up in 1991, Eazy-E went on to a high-profile full-time solo career, though he had actually released his solo debut, Eazy-Duz-It, in 1988, while still in N.W.A. Most of his solo raps covered the same group as N.W.A., though a prominent feud with Dr. Dre also inspired many anti-Dre rhymes. Eazy-E also continued running Ruthless Records, producing new artists, and making frequent guest appearances on other rappers' albums. After releasing several popular EPs, Eazy-E suddenly discovered, much to his horror, that he was dying of AIDS; he died in March 1995, only a month after first being diagnosed with the disease.
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Albums

CDL57100 Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It album art Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It (Album) Ruthless Records, Priority Records, Ruthless Records, Priority Records CDL57100 US 1988 Sell This Version
REL 483576 4 Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton album art Eazy-E Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton (Album) Ruthless Records REL 483576 4 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
483576 2, 752313/2-483576 Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton album art Eazy-E Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Sony Music Entertainment (Brasil) Ltda. 483576 2, 752313/2-483576 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
507869 2 Eazy-E - Impact Of A Legend album art Eazy-E Impact Of A Legend (Album) Epic, Ruthless Records 507869 2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MRC 1034 / MRC 1005 Eazy-E - The Boyz-N-The Hood album art Eazy-E The Boyz-N-The Hood Ruthless Records MRC 1034 / MRC 1005 US 1987 Sell This Version
PVL 07255 Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It / Ruthless Villain / Radio album art Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It / Ruthless Villain / Radio (Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records PVL 07255 US 1988 Sell This Version
4B57108 Eazy-E - We Want Eazy / Eazy-er Said Than Dunn album art Eazy-E We Want Eazy / Eazy-er Said Than Dunn (Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4B57108 US 1988 Sell This Version
PLS 07258 Eazy-E - Radio album art Eazy-E Radio(7", Single, Promo) Priority Records PLS 07258 US 1988 Sell This Version
PLS07269 Eazy-E - Eazy-er Said Than Dunn album art Eazy-E Eazy-er Said Than Dunn (Single) Ruthless Records PLS07269 US 1989 Sell This Version
PVL-07270 Eazy-E - We Want Eazy (Remix) album art Eazy-E We Want Eazy (Remix) (Maxi) Ruthless Records, Priority Records PVL-07270 US 1989 Sell This Version
VL7216, VL 7216 Eazy-E - Boyz-N-The-Hood / Dopeman album art Eazy-E / N.W.A* Eazy-E / N.W.A* - Boyz-N-The-Hood / Dopeman (Maxi) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records VL7216, VL 7216 US 1989 Sell This Version
SPRO-79201, SPRO-79202 Eazy-E - Eazy Street / There's A Riot Jumpin' Off album art Eazy-E / Uzi Bros. Eazy-E / Uzi Bros. - Eazy Street / There's A Riot Jumpin' Off(12", Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-79201, SPRO-79202 US 1990 Sell This Version
4PRO 6646 Eazy-E - 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick album art Eazy-E 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick (EP, Maxi) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4PRO 6646 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO 6647 Eazy-E - Only If You Want It album art Eazy-E Only If You Want It (Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records DPRO 6647 US 1992 Sell This Version
RPROCD-0226 Eazy-E - Real Muthaphuckkin G's album art Eazy-E Featuring: Gangsta Dresta And BG. Knocc Out* Eazy-E Featuring: Gangsta Dresta And BG. Knocc Out* - Real Muthaphuckkin G's (Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROCD-0226 US 1993 Sell This Version
88561-5503-2 Eazy-E - It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa album art Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (EP) Ruthless Records 88561-5503-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCA8P-3053 Eazy-E - Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z album art Eazy-E Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z (Single, Maxi) MCA Records MCA8P-3053 US 1994 Sell This Version
RPROCD-0253 Eazy-E - Any Last Werdz album art Eazy-E Any Last Werdz (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records RPROCD-0253 US 1994 Sell This Version
DPRO 30031 Eazy-E - Megamix album art Eazy-E Megamix (Single) Priority Records DPRO 30031 US 1995 Sell This Version
REL 662752 2 Eazy-E - Just Tah Let U Know album art Eazy-E Just Tah Let U Know (Single, Maxi) Ruthless Records REL 662752 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RPROCD-0462 Eazy-E - Creep N Crawl / Sippin On A 40 album art Eazy-E Creep N Crawl / Sippin On A 40 (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROCD-0462 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Eazy-E - Sippin' On A 40 album art Eazy-E Sippin' On A 40 (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records, Epic, Epic none US 1995 Sell This Version
XPR3018 Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukin Compton album art Eazy-E Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukin Compton(12", Promo, Smplr) Ruthless Records XPR3018 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
RR 6503 Eazy-E - Black Ni**a Killa album art Eazy-E Black Ni**a Killa (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic RR 6503 US 1998 Sell This Version
EAS 41302 Eazy-E - BNK / 24 Hrs To Live (Remix) album art Eazy-E BNK / 24 Hrs To Live (Remix) (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic EAS 41302 US 1998 Sell This Version