Eazy-E was born Eric Wright on September 7, 1963, in Compton, California to Richard and Kathie Wright. In today’s article, we will take a look at Eazy-e Height, Weight, net worth awards, and his death. Just grab popcorn and enjoy the information provided here.
Personal Life of Eazy-e
Wright met Tomica Woods at a Los Angeles nightclub in 1991. They married in 1995, just twelve days On February 24, 1995, Eazy-E was admitted into Cedars Sinai Medical Center with a violent cough and what he believed to be asthma.
Instead, he was diagnosed with AIDS. He announced his illness in a public statement, on March 16. Eazy’s sexual activity resulted in not only contracting this fatal disease but also 11 children with eight different women.
His known children are Eric Darnell Wright (also known as Lil Eazy-E,) Erin, Dominick, and Daijah, born six months after his death.
He died on March 26, 1995, one month after his diagnosis at the age of 30. During the weeks before his death, Eazy made amends with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
Over 3,000 people attended his funeral, including Jerry Heller and DJ Yella. He was buried in a gold casket and was dressed in a flannel shirt, jeans, and his Compton hat.
His daughter Erin launched a crowdfunding campaign in October 2016 to produce a film called “Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies” to investigate her father’s death.
The campaign ended unsuccessfully in December 2016. After Eazy-E’s death, Ruthless Records was taken over by Tomica.
He was born in Compton in a middle-class family in 1963, as a gangster, he didn’t have plans for the future he was dreaming of. Eazy-e dropped out of high school and worked as a drug dealer for a time, using his income to co-found a label, Ruthless Records, with music industry insider Jerry Heller.
After some years, he went back to school, after completing school, he started in the music business again.
Age – 31
Height – 5 ft 3 or 159 cm
Weight – 70 kg or 154 pounds
Striving for a better life, he ventured into the music scene where his popularity grew rapidly. He started recording songs in the mid-1980s in his parent’s garage and started Ruthless Records.
By 1987, Eazy-E was a member of the group N.W.A. with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Arabian Prince. N.W.A. was formed when Ruthless Records signees, Dr.
Dre and Ice Cube wrote “Boyz-n-the-Hood.” The group’s compilation album “N.W.A. and the Possee” was released on November 6, 1987, and would go on to be certified Gold in the US.
Eazy-E’s debut album,” Eazy-Duz-It,” was released on September 16, 1988, and featured 12 tracks. It sold over 2.5 million copies and reached number 41 on the Billboard charts.
He went on to build a successful career with N.W.A. writing and performing hit songs, including seven of the eighteen songs on the hit album, “Niggaz4Life”.
Ice Cube left N.W. A in 1989 because of an internal dispute and the group continued as a four-piece. They released “100 Miles and Runnin” in 1990 and in 1991, N.W.A. began to split up after Jerry Heller became the band’s manager.
In March 1991, Eazy accepted an invitation to a lunch benefiting the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, hosted by then-President George H. W. Bush. A spokesperson for the rapper said that Eazy-E supported Bush due to his handling of the Persian Gulf War.
Meanwhile, Heller appeared to look after Eazy-E’s interests ahead of the other band members and Dr. Dre eventually asked Eazy to release him from the Ruthless Records contract. Eazy refused and the impasse led to a heated feud between the two bandmates.
The feud eventually led to Dre’s release from Ruthless Records, but Dre continued to attack Eazy in his track, “The Chronic”, with Eazy firing back with the EP, “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa”.
The 1993 album contained pictures of Dre wearing lacy outfits and makeup from his time in the Electro-hop band, World Class Wreckin’ Cru. On January 30, 1996, ten months after Eazy-E’s death, his final album, “Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton” was released.
Death of Eazy-e
At the time of Eazy-e’s death, he was only 31-years-old and at the height of his solo career. Even though it has been over two decades since his passing, the music community continues to grapple with his absence and still has a hard time coming to grips with the conspiracy theory shrouding his legacy.
I am angry that I was put in the position of having to lie if I wanted to protect my privacy,” Eazy-e said in April 1992. “Just as I’m sure everyone in this room has some personal matter he or she would like to keep private, so did we.
There was certainly no compelling medical or physical necessity to go public with my medical condition. What I came to feel about a year ago was that there was a silent and generous conspiracy to assist me in maintaining my privacy.”
Eazy-E’s Net Worth
Eazy-E was an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $8 million. He gained most of his wealth while performing with hip-hop group NWA and some portion of it while performing solo.
There are some reports that Eazy-E was worth as much as $35 million during his lifetime. This might have been true at the absolute peak of NWA’s success when Ruthless Records was earning approximately $10 million per month on record sales.
Unfortunately, Eazy’s lavish spending and poor business habits caused his fortunes to dip towards the end of his life. He owned a mansion in Calabasas, California that he purchased for $1.1 million in 1991.
That house was left to his wife Tomica after his death. Unfortunately, the house was lost to foreclosure just nine months later.
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