Eazy- E Biography
Eric Wright, popularly known as Eazy-E, was born in Compton, California, on September 7, 1964, a Los Angeles suburb previously known for its high crime rates and gang culture.
Wright made his living mostly by selling drugs, and he introduced his cousin to the illegal trade.
In the mid-1980s, he launched Ruthless Records by recording songs in his parents’ garage.
Wright dropped out of high school in tenth grade, but obtained a general equivalency diploma(GED) later.
Wright and Tomica Woods married on March 14, 1995, after meeting in a Los Angeles bar in 1991. Dominick was their son, and Daijah was their daughter.
Wright had 11 children with 8 women, according to Jerry Heller.
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who helped to launch West Coast rap and gangsta rap by co-founding N.W.A and its record company, Ruthless Records. He’s dubbed the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” by many.
After Jerry Heller became the band’s manager, N.W.A began to break up.
Eazy-E became entangled in intense rivalry with fellow group members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who had left for solo careers in 1989 and 1991, respectively, during N.W.A’s splintering, mostly due to money problems.
Wright was brought to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on February 24, 1995, with a severe cough. He was told he had HIV/AIDS.
A month after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Eazy-E died on March 26, 1995. He was 30 years old at the time.
Eazy-E Net Worth
Eazy-E was reported to be worth $50 million at the time of his death, according to his son Lil Eazy-E.