Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Eazy-E (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995)

On this day, March 26th, in hip-hop history… 1995: I was drinkin’ 40 ounces a lot/And every liquor store in Compton sold out the day Eazy dropped. Game couldn’t have said it better. Eazy-E was a rap pioneer respected by the West Coast, with a legacy that went down in the hip-hop history books. The MC born Eric Wright had an uncanny ability to portray the notorious gang activity and crime in Compton with vivid precision. As part of the group N.W.A., alongside Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella, he helped gangster rap gain national exposure. It would later ...

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