|Tags:||hip-hop rap gangsta rap west coast hip hop west coast rap|
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Eric Wright, 7 September 1963 (1964 is also cited), Compton, California, USA, d. 26 March 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are those critics who did not take well to Eazy-Es whine, but his debut kept up N.W.A.s momentum by managing to offend just about every imaginable faction, right and left. Attending a fund-raising dinner for the Republican Party and having lunch with police officer Tim Coon, one of the LAPDs finest charged with the beating of Rodney King, hardly helped to re-establish his hardcore credentials. His work as part of N.W.A., and as head of Ruthless Records (which he founded in 1985 allegedly with funds obtained from drug dealing) had already made him a household name. However, as a solo performer his raps lacked penetration, even if the musical backdrop was just as intense as that which distinguished N.W.A. His debut solo album contained a clean and dirty side. The first was accomplished with very little...