Dear Dad – Lil Eazy’s Letter to Eric Wright

My father’s legacy means everything to me, as well as my brother Derrick, and we’re continuing his legacy in music. Our father meant so much not just to us two, but what it means to the world, to the West Coast and especially our city, Compton, California.

Not only that but his impact is felt across the world, in Germany, France, Japan… Everywhere! He was and still is recognized as a legend in the music industry, laying the blueprint to being an artist/CEO.

My father contributed a big piece to hip-hop, which he doesn’t get a lot of credit for with the inspiration he gave to a lot of artist out now—from the old generation to the new, as well as producers, also giving them the freedom of speech in what they can say [in their music].

Bottom line, without my pops you don’t have a lot of hip-hop icons people give respect and credit to—period.

I have a world of things I want to say to my father but it’s not enough pages in this magazine to fill up the things I would want to talk about. Any person can understand what you’re miss in a father and things you want to talk about and do with a real father that loved his kids and was taken from me so early.

Really, it’s all personal so to the respect of the fans, if I had a chance to talk to my father one last time I would tell him that he is a real icon, the Godfather of Gangsta Rap and the real hip-hop thugsta and still loved by all his fans.

Lastly, from grandma, grandpa, uncle Kenny, Donald, Trish, all your kids, your wife, family and friends, you are deeply loved and missed.

Always and forever,

Lil Eazy

Oh, yeah, your grandkids said, “Hi.” LOL. They know a lot about you…

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  • Fireforreal

    Real Talk. It’s funny how Bone made a good point in a Radio interview where they said that something else had to have happened with him because of how soon he found out he had full blown aids and died the next month. They said he looked healthy as can be showed no signs. Evevn was wrestling against Wish as big as he was compared to E he gave him a good fight. It just makes you think what happen,what could have happened and what he thinks of hip hop today and what he meant to the game. He put in work back then and deserves more credit. It’s sad how he died over shadows what he did.

    • bobby

      his voice is so unique on the track one of a kind the high pitch voice make u feel it lol really r,i,p E

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  • loy

    Eazy has one of the best rapping voices.. still listen to him today, RIP Eazy,all the way from Dublin Ireland

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  • biggest fann

    damnn that is soo heartbreakkiin well yahh we alll miss him and i doo too he wass a goood singer

  • STAN

    EAZY RIP We got luv 4 u

    Oh yeh and Lupe Phukkin drop lasers already

    Dear Mister-I’m-Too-Good-To-Release-My-Album-Or-Write-My-Fans,
    this’ll be the last message I ever send your ass
    It’s been six months and still no word – I don’t deserve it?
    You know I brought the last two Albums;
    You wrote the lyrics on ‘em perfect
    So this is my message I’m sending you, I hope you see it
    I’m in the car right now, I’m doing 90 on the freeway
    Hey Lu, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?
    You know the song by Phil Collins, “In the Air of the Night”
    about that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowning
    but didn’t, then Phil saw it all, then at a show he found him?
    That’s kinda how this is, you coulda rescued me from drowning
    Now it’s too late – I’m on a 1000 downers now, I’m drowsy
    and all I wanted was a lousy single or a tape
    I hope you know I ripped ALL of your pictures off the wall
    I love you Lu, we coulda been together, think about it
    You ruined it now, I hope you can’t sleep and you dream about it
    And when you dream I hope you can’t sleep and you SCREAM about it
    I hope your conscience EATS AT YOU and you can’t BREATHE without me
    See Lu; {*screaming*
    Shut up bitch! I’m trying to talk!
    Hey Lu, that’s my girlfriend screamin in the trunk
    but I didn’t slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain’t like you
    cause if she suffocates she’ll suffer more, and then she’ll die too
    Well, gotta go, I’m almost at the bridge now
    Oh shit, I forgot, how am I supposed to tweet this shit out?

    • EmCDL

      What???? Where its at???

  • sb

    Eazy E and Nwa was the reason the east started to listed to the west coast..that’s real talk..actually we were the last to get up on them..I had cousins and uncles from the south and mid west telling me about eazy e..then video music box started to show love….His legacy is cemented in hip hop….They broke so many grounds and set all types of records to be forgotten…The eazy e family tree of artists is long..

  • enzo

    those pictures of him with lil eazy are hard as fuck

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  • Top NoTch D

    First off id like to say that EAZY-E is and allways will be the “GODFATHER of Gangsta rap music” an that he was and still is one the greatest to ever do it. I was born in the 90′s a young dude and i still bump his music like its a new years party in 1999 lol. chid as soon as i found out he was going to be in this months issue of XXL i had to show the big homie love and cop me copy of one today. its because of him the huge effect and impact Gangsta rap-music made an what we have in our modern days, not to metion 2-pac,snoop,and dre.enough said. much love 2 da “CPT O.G.” R.I.P. ERIC “EAZY-E” WRIGHT.

  • SO252(NC)

    Eazy does it!! He was underrated and is extremely missed!! People dont realize Eazy was a man all about his buisness!! He took the same smarts that helped him in the drug game to start NWA and Ruthless Records!! Now that’s a hustla anyway you cut it.. We miss you Eazy and niggas still rockin that blue and them locs cause you did it best know that!! …R.I.P. The GODFATHER…..

  • Mister Ricky

    I was in Basic Training 1987 (Fort Sill, Oklahoma)the first time I heard NWA. Groundbreaking!!! R.I.P. Eazy! Carry the torch for ya dad lil’ Eazy!

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  • Ameriboy

    Im surprised that he can read adn write. MAybe be had someone write it for him

    • LHC

      You obviously can’t.

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  • LHC

    He’s right . I’d never really put that much thought into it but artists like Eazy-E really pushed the envelope in the name of free speech in art and in our everyday lives.

  • sb

    how many of you rememmber when eazy got invited to the white house for dinner..He had a pic with george bush (the daddy)…All black,cap….Crazy

  • blackcaesar

    That was some of the realest shit I have ever seen spoken by a son about his father. EAZY-E always gets my first nods before Suge Diddy JD or anybody. He started it and this is the thanks he gets. Think about it NWA, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ren, Yella, Bone Thugs, and the list goes on. R.I.P. Eric “Eazy-E” Wright may his memory live on forever…..

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  • lollibum

    your father was the best we all miss him R.I.P <3 we love you to death eazy and we miss u so much i hope to cu agin one day. eazy duz it man u did it your my hero:)

  • chinonyanuts

    dang, i would love to be eazy`s son, not because he is a rap artist/ icon, eazy loved his kids and would always be there for his kids, but he couldn`t because he has past away, my father can be there for me and he gave me the finger, i rather have a dead dad with the knowledge he loves me then a dad who lives and chooses gettin high on crack above his own god damn 3 children