Saturday, March 26, 2011

Remembering Eazy-E (1963-1995)

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Dr. Dre is credited for giving gangsta rap its sound, but Eazy-E is the man who made all of this possible. Many call Eazy-E the godfather of gangsta rap. Through his Ruthless Records label, Eazy gave the world N.W.A. While the group did not stay together, they introduced the world to Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.

Had it not been for the influence of Eazy-E, Death Row Records would have never been established. Even in the middle of beef, Eazy-E found ways to profit. The feud between Eazy-E and Dr. Dre was never fully resolved, but most stories report Eazy-E had a percentage of all Death Row profits.

Sadly, Eazy-E died exactly fifteen years ago on March 26, 1995 from complications from the AIDS virus. Even his enemies came to the hospital to grieve, but Eazy never knew this. Making matters worse, he did not have the chance to fully enjoy the profits that came from his years of hard work. Today, the Hip Hop Vibe team will remember Eazy-E and all that he did for the hip hop community.

Throughout today, Eazy-E videos will be posted.


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