Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Eazy-E Eric Lynn Wright, known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and rap mogul who propelled West Coast rap and gangsta rap by leading the group N. A and its label, Ruthless Records, pushing the boundaries of lyrical content.
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A and its label, Ruthless Records , pushing the boundaries of lyrical content. Born and raised in Compton , a small yet violent city near Los Angeles, Wright had several legal troubles before founding Ruthless in Dre , they joined, forming N. A, later that year. A's debut studio album, Straight Outta Compton , was released in Controversial upon release, it is now ranked among the greatest and most influential albums. The group released its third and final studio album, Niggaz4Life , in , and soon after disbanded. During N. A's splintering, largely by disputes over money, Eazy-E became embroiled in bitter rivalries with Ice Cube and Dr.
Eazy-E co-founded Ruthless Records and started the group N. The controversial act, known for its violent and misogynistic lyrics, dropped albums like Straight Outta Compton , with Eazy releasing work as a solo artist. He 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. Dre" Young, who started crafting songs for Wright's label. The disc, which went on to earn double-platinum sales, also contained the track "F tha Police," spurring the FBI to send a cautionary letter to the company that housed Wright's label. Eazy-E released his solo album Eazy-Duz-It the same year, which was in fact another collaborative effort between various members of N. After Ice Cube left the group in , N. Seen as a major influence on the gangsta rap themes that would later dominate commercial hip-hop, the group became known for extremely violent and misogynistic lyrical content, with much of its sales fueled by adolescent male suburbanites.