Eazy‐E

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Legal name: Eric Wright (a.k.a. Eazy‐E)

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Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before investing in Ruthless Records and becoming a rapper. When Ruthless artist Ice Cube wrote "Boyz-n-the-Hood", Dr. Dre, Cube, and Eazy formed N.W.A. After DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Arabian Prince joined the group, N.W.A released N.W.A. and the Posse. In 1988, they released their most controversial album, Straight Outta Compton. The group released two more albums and then disbanded after Eazy released Dr. Dre from his contract.

Eazy's main influences included 1970s funk groups, contemporary rappers, and comedians. When reviewing Eazy's albums, many critics noted his unique overall style, with Steve Huey of the All Music Guide summing up: "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."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Eazy‐Duz‐It 2
1995 Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin’ Compton 2
2002 Eazy‐Duz‐It / 5150: Home 4 tha Sick 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Eternal E Compilation 3
2002 Impact of a Legend Compilation 1
2007 Featuring… Eazy‐E Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 The Boyz in the Hood 1
1989 We Want Eazy (remix) / Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn 1
1992 5150: Home 4 tha Sick 1
Black Nigga Killa 1 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa 1

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