Eric Lynn Wright, 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".
Eric Lynn Wright
September 7, 1963
in Compton, California, U.S.
March 26, 1995 (at the age of 31)
in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(due to complications from AIDS )
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Richard Wright and Kathie Lolis
(19 March 1995 - 26 March 1995) (his death) 2 children
Always wore dark sunglasses
Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
Rapper, CEO, record producer
Above the Law
Did You Know:
• One of the founding members of the rap group N.W.A.
• Founder of the Ruthless Records company
• He fathered nine children, but lived a Contracted AIDS, which led to his demise in March 1995.
• Has a day each year in his name in Compton, Eazy-E day, by order of the mayor.
• Has nine children by seven different women.
• Played drums and piano
• Was a member of the Kelly Park Compton Crips.
• Married the mother of his last two children one week before his death.
I may not seem like a guy you would pick to preach a sermon. But I feel it is now time to testify because I do have folks who care about me hearing all kinds of stuff about what's up." "Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on -- but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the 'hood." "Soon our anger and hope got everyone riled up. There were great rewards for me personally, like fancy cars, gorgeous women and good living. Like real non-stop excitement. I'm not religious, but wrong or right, that's me." "I'm not saying this because I'm looking for a soft cushion wherever I'm heading, I just feel that I've got thousands and thousands of young fans that have to learn about what's real when it comes to AIDS. Like the others before me, I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin. Because I want to save their asses before it's too late."
"I'm not looking to blame anyone except myself. I have learned in the last week that this thing is real, and it doesn't discriminate. It affects everyone. My girl Tomika and I have been together for four years and we recently got married. She's good, she's kind and a wonderful mother. We have a lttle boy who's a year old. Before Tomika I had other women. I have seven children by six different mothers. Maybe success was too good to me. I love all my kids and always took care of them." "Now I'm in the biggest fight of my life, and it ain't easy. But I want to say much love to those who have been down to me. And thanks for your support." Just remember : "It's YOUR real time and YOUR real life".
Source Hip Hop Awards Lifetime Achievement Award