Eazy E - Boyz N' Tha Hood
Eric Lynn Wright.
Born September 7, 1963--March 26 1995.
Eric is better known by the stage name Eazy-E.
He was an American rapper, producer, and record executive from Anoush Street in Compton.
He was a Kelly Park Compton Crip (although he was connected to many other Crip gangs) from the early teenage years, and until his death. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the gangsta rap sub-genre and initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A, but later achieved critical and commercial success as a solo artist. Eazy-E's vocal style was marked by his youthful, high-pitched voice and his lyrics focusing on the elements of urban street life such as guns, drugs, relations between residents and the police, and deviant sexual activity.
He had also for some time hosted a hip-hop radio show on Los Angeles-based radio station KKBT.
1987: N.W.A & The Posse
1989: Straight Outta Compton
1990: 100 Mi…