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Born September 7 1963 Eric Eazy-E Wrights early reputation on the streets of Compton California was a hustler eager to apply his street knowledge to his legitimate game He dropped out of high school in the tenth grade but refused that to interrupt his success In the late 80s he turned to rap music Along with Ice Cube Dr Dre DJ Yella and MC Ren established the most successful and controversial rap group in history As NWA they blasted police cruelty and challenged the establishment They eventually took their message of inner-city struggle to millions of fans worldwide As a soloist Eazys career was even more incredible He launched ComptonRuthless Records in 1987 and by 1988 had two hit acts-JJ Fad and Michelle During the summer of the same year NWAs Straight Outta Compton LP frightened the media into labeling the group gangsters This was a label the group wore and exploited with such force that by the time Eazy released his solo project Eazy-Duz-It that fall the stage of musical funk and lyrical fight had long been set Boyz-N-The-Hood We Want Eazy Eazy-Duz-It His voice fueled a legion of hits In the early 90s he joined other West Coast rappers including MC Hammer Ice T Tone-Loc and Young MC in a stop the violence campaign led by the single Were All In The Same Gang With NWA Eazy broke down all the doors of mass exposure previously closed to rap music Attempts to rock the young musicians foundation were generally useless Arrests for performing NWAs biggest hit F The Police and other attempts at censorship only helped pave the way for his success By the time the group had released its last album Efil4zaggin in 1991 they had sold more than six million records As a businessman Eazy had built a solid commodity with his Ruthless
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