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Eric Wright, also known by Eazy E, was born on September 7, 1964 in Compton, California. He decided to try to make his mark on the hip hop world, which started to become more and more popular. Him and Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren all came together to form the rap group the world would know as N.W.A (N***** Wit Attitudes). After getting popular with new songs like “Boyz in the Hood”, Eazy met and signed Jerry Heller as the team’s new manager, which would help Eazy and his group become way more well known. Eazy spent about $250,000 he earned from dealing illegal drugs to create his own recording label, which he named Ruthless Records. After this, the next few years were great, and him and the rest of N.W.A made popular songs and toured all over, while they were criticized for their rather violent and disturbing songs by many people.  Unfortunately, Eazy wasn’t aware that Jerry the manager was actually taking money for himself first, and he was only looking out for himself, and before he learned of this, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre left the group, and they all had a feud with each other. Once Eazy realized his mistake, he didn’t even hesitate to fire Jerry from the group, and after making amends with his old friends, they decided to form N.W.A again. Sadly, as they got together to start making new songs, Eazy was taken to the hospital, and he was diagnosed with HIV. Eazy was always known to have relations with many women, which resulted in about 6 children. It is also believed he contracted HIV from one of these women. He ended up dying about a month later of complications from AIDS. Although he is gone, he will forever be remembered and loved by many, myself included, and will be known as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap.

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