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”. He was the epitome of a real gangsta, and it was projected in his music. His songs would be the theme music of the streets, guiding the youth of Compton to follow in his footsteps. His unmatched charisma and delivery are just enough to make him one of the most influential rappers in the gangsta rap genre.
Here are 12 facts about Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E.
Eazy-E had a thug-like persona. He dressed and acted the part to perfection. But it wasn’t all an act. Eazy grew up in Compton, California and started Ruthless Records along with manager Jerry Heller. He invested as much as $250,000 into the company primarily from money he made selling drugs in Compton. Allegedly, it was this drug money that was used as the start-up funds for Ruthless Records and N.W.A.