Eazy-E
R.I.P. September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995

Eric “Eazy-E” Wright passed away 12 years ago after succumbing to the AIDS virus. His legacy and influence, however, is still felt today. As one of the founding members of N.W.A, Eazy was one of the pioneers of gangsta rap. Through his work with N.W.A and his solo material, Eazy introduced the entire world to struggles minorities in Los Angeles faced everyday. His blueprint is still utilized by almost every gangsta rap artist today. XXLMag.com pays tribute to a hip-hop legend on the 12th anniversary of his death by sharing some of Eazy’s finest videos and songs from his career.

“We Want Eazy” Eazy-Duz-It Priority, 1988


“Boyz-N-The-Hood” Eazy-Duz-It Priority, 1988

“Eazy-er Said Than Done” Eazy-Duz-It Priority,1988


“Radio” Eazy-Duz-It Priority, 1988

“Eazy-Duz-It” Eazy-Duz-It Priority, 1988

“Straight Outta Compton” Straight Outta Compton Priority, 1990


“Real Niggaz Don’t Die” EFIL4ZAGGIN Priority, 1992

“I’d Rather Fuck You” EFIL4ZAGGIN Priority, 1992

  • yayarea

    R.I.P eazy e…even tho he shouldnt of beefed with dre but only if he was still alive he would be putting all these so called rappers in the place..faggots

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >R.I.P. September 7, 1863 – March 26, 1995

    Damn, I didn’t realize Eazy was that old when he died.

  • Mr.Jeff

    i didn’t know that Eazy-E was born in 1863(look at the title) anyway Eazy-E R.I.P

  • NoMamesBuey

    Damn I didn’t know Eazy is a “1800s baby” born during the civil war during Abe Lincoln’s administration.

    Can’t ya’ll afford a proofreader? You could prolly hire one in a offshore outsourcing manner from India for $3/hr

    XXL = dee dee dee! (c) Carlos Mencia

  • http://www.xxlmag.com yai

    xxl messin up the dates, yall wouldn’y have done biggie like dat! But who cares, eazy waz okay in his day but he had a wack flow, hurts but true, anyway, rest in peace eazy 1963-1995

  • Mont Will

    RIP Eric….thanks for the music, the road you paved and real talent yopu left behind. Bone thugs 4 life.

  • derf’la the hus’la

    R.I.P eric tell pac I said hi

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    damn i guess eazy had a good life 1863 damn i might want his aids if he lived that damn long and too bad your sn dont have your skills well i know ice cube wrote alot of your songs but you still had talent r.i.p

  • cityofcompton

    eazy is the greatest, cant no one flow as easy as eazy, bitches, hoes, 8ball junkies, ruthless villains, whack ass niggas havent been the same

    pour some liquor out
    r.i.p

  • NJG

    he was my favourite back in the time wit NWA, may he now RIP together wit all the rest that died in the hiphop business… Eazy We Miss You…

  • Ryo

    it doesnt say 1863 anywhere on xxl it was jus thatfirst dumbass RIP Eazy E he was that nigga

  • Ace

    First Off, everyone knows Eazy’s flow was average but it wasn’t about his flow. It was about what Eazy had to say. All these gay ass cupcake rappers today can’t rap and rap about pop lock and drop it. He rapped about how it went down on the west coast. Besides NWA birthed everybody after them in some way shape or form. from snoop, to, jay-z, to biggie, to nas, to jadakiss, to game and so on. Nobody rapped gangsta before they came out. before NWA came out it was “1,2… and you don’t stop” not sayin that wasn’t tight but all gangsta rap came from NWA… period R.I.P. Eazy-E

  • that guy

    lol @ eskay- 1863-1995…aww man

  • INJEKTR_RGSR

    EAZY E WAZ GANGSTER RAP, WE MISS U EAZY BUT TRUST ME WHEN ME AND MY HOMIEZ WANNA CHILL AND DRINK WE LISTEN TO U HOMIE RIP

  • Pingback: » some things…

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    yo ACE GET YOUR HISTORY STRAIGHT BEFORE HIM IT WAS ICE T AND KOOL G RAP AND DJ POLO WAS OUT BEFORE EASY AND EASY DIDNT EVEN WRITE HIS SHIT CHECK ANY OF HIS ALBUMS BEFORE ICE CUBE LEFT YOU SEE ICE CUBE NAME ALL OVER THE PLACE EAZY E WAS A BUSINESS MAN FIRST A RAPPER 2 AS A GROUP N.W.A WAS THE SHIT BUT IF NIGGAS GONNA TALK SHIT ON HERE KNOW YOUR HISTORY

  • lake

    ayo doctor heres n other proper track.. sickness r.i.p

  • these posts are racist

    BOL and others-

    You guys disrespectful. RIP Eazy-E. I was in 2nd grade rapping his lyrics word for word. He was a rebel and what he did for the rap game is unparalleld.

  • jojochicago

    A true hip hop thugster! and his estate probably still getting paid from DRE!
    I miss this dude ish he was still here doing who knows what!!! i bet his daughter wouldn’t been off the hook like that on that sweet 16 show on MTv!

    We Want Eazy!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    @ These Post …

    My son will be entering the second grade next year, and I would FLIP THE FUCK OUT if I ever heard him singing along or even listening to anything with the lyrical content of Eazy-E …

    I still got this lil’ booty boy on Spongebob and shit …

    (lol & smh @ picturing a 2nd grader singing “I’d rather fuck you”)

  • bws4lyfe

    R.I.P. MY EAZY!!!

  • Ace

    Let me clear something up… i didn’t say eazy was the first rapper out or that NWA was the first group out, but they invented and re-defined gangsta rap. ice-t came before them but he didnt have as big of an impact as NWA that’s all i was saying FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ. nothing personal. I clearly said “NWA birthed everybody AFTER THEM” nothing personal i just had to clear that up I just don’t like when people forget about the monumental impact of NWA that’s all

  • heltaskelter

    Rest in Peace EAZY MUTHAPHUKKIN E!
    I copped 5150 yesterday,hes the godfather of gangsta rap!

  • heltaskelter

    Heavan in art which father our_our father who art in heaven….SEE U ROUND BUDDY BOY!!

  • Dr Flav

    “they say the good die young so that makes me young and bad…” Eric Wright RIP to one of the greatest street to music hustlers ever.

  • Infamous2010

    R.I.P Eazy Man You WAz Gangsta Rap Hip Hop Wouldn’t Be Anything IF It Wazn’t For You. C.I.P. as well Cuz. Crip In Peace. Kelly Park COmpton Crips Will Miss You. we miss you man

  • triplesixninja

    FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ Says:

    March 26th, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    yo ACE GET YOUR HISTORY STRAIGHT BEFORE HIM IT WAS ICE T AND KOOL G RAP AND DJ POLO WAS OUT BEFORE EASY AND EASY DIDNT EVEN WRITE HIS SHIT CHECK ANY OF HIS ALBUMS BEFORE ICE CUBE LEFT YOU SEE ICE CUBE NAME ALL OVER THE PLACE EAZY E WAS A BUSINESS MAN FIRST A RAPPER 2 AS A GROUP N.W.A WAS THE SHIT BUT IF NIGGAS GONNA TALK SHIT ON HERE KNOW YOUR HISTORY

    shut the fuck up eazy e is a better rapper than you and fuck what u heard i run new jerz and i live in miami fuck new jerz nothing but homos in new jerz
    acting like you know every god damn thing about shit
    eazy e wrote all the lyrics of the classic eazy solo 187umdrekilla
    realmuthaphuckin gees is a better diss song then dre day
    so get off of ice cubes nut sack and pay homage to the greatest gangsta rapper that ever lived bitchboy

  • Ray

    Ayo, i’m a white 35 year old European prick who was grown up on this style. I understood shit what he and other N.W.A.members were spitting but i adored the music and the whole thang cos i felt it was authentic regardles who wrote the lyrics. I still spin his albums in my player as HE WAS THE MAN!! R.I.P. my lil’ man!

  • http://www.myspace.com/fuckuentertainment $FUENT$

    Foe Da Love Of Money- A True Classic, Thankz Eazy-R.I.P. & Bone too

  • Yung Kush

    A TRUE LEGEND!!! RIP

  • LD

    RIP to a legend that gets overlooked by many but here in the West we all no how important he was.
    “Tha boyz in tha hood are always hard
    come talkin that shit and well pull yo card
    Knowin nothin in life but to be legit
    Dont quote me boy cuz I aint said shit”

  • Pancho

    R.I.P Easy…just remember Easy for his monumental contributions to hip-hop.

    that is all…

  • gd 7-4

    dat niggas was average but everytime a rapper die everybody make it seem like they was the greatest ever when they know they didnt listen to them when they was alive

  • TUNED2IT

    YO he did alot of ish talkin’ and money makin’ off the backs of the real talent, but if it wasn’t for that the real would never been spoken. E did some f’d up things but what a great business man he was. E forever and LIL E is bangin’ where his daddy left off. LONG LIVE THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP B-CUZ IT’S TRUELY DEAD>STAY TUNED2IT

  • THA KIDD SIXX

    Eazy e will be missed, but im siding wit thriple six ninja.If it wasnt for ice cube these songs will not have been heard.but thanx for the keepin it real wit us N.W.A. R.I.P. Eazy E

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    what the fuck you talking about triple six ninja dont talk shit i be you think rick ross is the shit since your moms look like him and after ice cube left that garbage ass group eazy had was writing his shit and miami is trash and nigga you love jersey thats why you took time to dis us and what made eazy who he was was the business AND TRIPLE SIX NINGA NO RAPPERIS MIAMI CAN FUCK WITH JERSEY RAPPERS AND I CAN PUT MONEY AND MAIAM HAS SO MAY FAGS DOWN THEIR AND LUKE WAS YALL HOTTEST RAPPER SO SNAP YOUR FINGERS TO THAT GAY SHIT DOWN THERE HOMO SO I GUESS YOU WAS IN JERSEY LOOKING FOR HOMOS

  • http://xxl.com HIp Hop Thugsta

    You dumb asses think Eazy had no flow. Lets go back to Niggaz 4 Life. If that album was released today it would be hotter than most of the shit that is supposed to be hot today. Talk about bringing the west coast back.

  • mika “Mormeck” styles

    rip
    good performer
    hardcore rap

  • Kromeone

    R.I.P Eazy muthafuckin’ E. To all my westcoast ridahz, keep representin’. The Westcoast is still here u fuckin’ shit talkers. We proud to have the best representin’ us. Rest in paradise my westcoast starz 2PAC, Eazy-E,Mac Dre. We miss y’all.

  • cesco

    HI , I CAME FROM GERMANY!!! I WANNA GIVE MY RESPECT TO EAZY-E!!!!!
    EAZY WAS REAL , HE PUT COMPTON ON THAT MAP!
    IF THERE WASN´T EAZY ..THER WILL BE NO DR DRE, ICE CUBE , EMINEM, NWA, BONE THUGS 50, 2PAC AND MANY OTHERS..! HIS MUSIC WAS GANGSTER, NO POP GANGSTER SOUND! REST IN PEACE BROTHER!..

  • Daddy

    Hey… anyone who says Eazy-E wasn’t a great artist who changed the entire game as well as an ispiration to thousands of other artists is a stupid fuck. Eazy is a motherfucking legend… if you don’t like it, go kill yourself

  • Beg~:~4~:~Mercy~:~Haterz

    ~:~R.I.P~:~ Eazy~E A.k.a Da Hip Hop Thugsta.

    E’s beats were tight as hell. i loved them tracks and missed them.

    Much love and Respect to Eazy E, his Family and Friends.

  • JL

    R.I.P. Godfather E.

  • Holla

    R.I.P. Eazy – a true legend!

  • http://XXLMAG.com YounGutta aka Blaque Czar(LongLiveDaKing)Mw

    WHO DA HELL PUT 18631,Um 1963 ass holes at da top…A real trill asa thug nigga was Eazy…No disrespect on dis page…

  • NIFTY

    EAZY R.I.P

  • kidkron3

    id like to give an R.I.P to the bad ass eazy e…he was drinking whiskey and gin at the H at 3…listen and listen well,hes a bad mutha!!!!!
    Eazy had no flow? Eazy is the GOD of gangster rap1!! its about time he got the props he deserves!!!everyone gargles biggie and pacs dick juice but eazy started this whole gangster shit
    kelly park Compton…WHAT!

  • shakster

    id lyk 2 say R.I.P. 2 eazy e hes ma main man.cnt nobody tel me hes gt sht tracks der big. wer am frm (leeds) ppl r in2 d nw sht bt i lyk ma old skul is mental.i wud loe 2 go 2 america nd isit compton coz dats wer ma boi woz raised i pray 2 him most o d tym.. nuff luv yh hol tyt u xx

  • eazy e

    am tiyerd of hearing all dis shit bout eazy e niggas who talk shit fuck yall……..eazy e was the shit n still is and the people who didint like him i say “fuck them”.

  • eazy e

    am tiyerd of hearing all dis shit bout eazy e niggas who talk shit fuck yall……..eazy e was the shit n still is and the people who didint like him i say “fuck them”. R.I.P EAZY E