Eazy-E Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Albums, Songs, Parents, Family, Height, Wikipedia, Instagram, Children

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye April 9, 2024

Eazy-E, whose real name is Eric Lynn Wright, was a multi-talented figure in the music industry, known for his rapper, record label founder, and songwriter skills.

As a member of N.W.A., he helped pioneer the subgenre of gangsta rap and brought attention to the struggles of the inner city.

His record label, Ruthless Records, played a significant role in shaping the West Coast rap scene. As a songwriter, Eazy-E contributed to creating many iconic songs, not just for himself but for other artists on his label.

Profile

  • Full Name: Eric Lynn Wright
  • Stage Name: Eazy E
  • Born: September 7, 1964. 
  • Death date: March 26 1995 (age 30 years)
  • Birthplace: Compton, California
  • Nationality: American 
  • Occupation: rapper, record label founder, and songwriter.
  • Height: 1.59 m
  • Parent: Kathie Wright ,Richard Wright
  • Siblings: 2, Kenneth Wright ,Patricia Wright
  • Spouse: Tomica Woods-Wright (m. 1995–1995)
  • Children: 11, Erin Bria Wright, Lil Eazy-E, ReeMarkable, Dominick Wright, Daijah Wright, Elijah Wright, and more 
  • Relationship: Married 
  • Net Worth: $35 million. 

Early Life And Education

Eazy-E, whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright, was born and raised in Compton, California, on September 7, 1964.

Growing up in a neighbourhood known for gang activity and violence, Eazy-E’s perspective and experiences were undoubtedly shaped by his environment.

He dropped out of high school in 10th grade and turned to the streets, reportedly involved in drug dealing for some time.

However, this activity also gave him the capital to invest in his future music career. Eventually, Eazy-E left the drug trade behind and focused on the music industry.

He co-founded Ruthless Records, which played a pivotal role in launching his successful musical journey.

Career

N.W.A., also known as “the world’s most dangerous group,” rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s with their unique blend of rap music.

The original lineup consisted of Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, with D.J. Yella and MC Ren joining later. The group’s first album, N.W.A. and the Posse, was released in 1987 and became certified Gold in the United States.

This album featured previously released singles from Macola Records, a label that distributed the releases of other West Coast rap artists such as the Fila Fresh Crew.

Eazy-E’s debut album, Eazy-Duz-It, was released in 1988 and featured twelve tracks. It was considered groundbreaking, as it was one of the first albums to popularize gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop.

Despite its controversial lyrics, the album was a commercial success, selling over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone.

It was produced by Dr. Dre and D.J. Yella and featured writing from MC Ren, Ice Cube, and The D.O.C.

Some critics even argued that Eazy-Duz-It paved the way for N.W.A.’s most infamous album, Straight Outta Compton.

Despite his minimal solo contributions, Eazy-E’s presence and influence were felt throughout the album, showcasing his raw talent and potential as a solo artist.

Despite leaving N.W.A After getting into a diss war with the group, Ice Cube maintained a presence in the music scene.

He released his solo album, Death Certificate 1991, which included the infamous diss track “No Vaseline.”

Meanwhile, N.W.A continued as a four-piece ensemble and released two more albums, 100 Miles and Runnin’ and Niggaz4Life.

However, tensions between Ice Cube and the group continued, as evident in their back-and-forth diss tracks.



In a surprising move, Eazy-E, a former member of N.W.A., supported then-U.S. President George H. W. Bush by attending a Republican Senatorial Inner Circle lunch in March 1991.

This caused some controversy, as Eazy-E’s spokesperson stated, due to the president’s performance in the Gulf War.

Awards and Nominations

Eazy-E, the pioneering rapper and “Godfather of Gangsta Rap,” didn’t win any significant awards during his lifetime. However, his influence is undeniable, and his accomplishments include:

Los Angeles Music Awards: Eazy-E won the award for Best Rap Group with N.W.A. [Los Angeles Music Awards]

Recognition for his impact: N.W.A. received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2016, a testament to the group’s lasting influence 

The success of artists he mentored: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a group signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for their single “Tha Crossroads,” which was dedicated to Eazy-E.

Cultural impact: Eazy-E’s legacy and revolutionary music with N.W.A. continue to be celebrated. The biographical film Straight Outta Compton was a major success and further solidified his place in hip-hop history.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @eazyeog
  • Facebook handle: Eazy-E
  • Twitter handle: @ewrightjr

Personal Life 

Eazy-E’s children were an important part of his life and legacy. He had several children, including Eric Darnell Wright (Lil Eazy-E), Erin (Ebie) Wright, Dominick, and Daijah Wright.

Eazy-E also had a relationship with Tomica Woods, whom he married in 1995, just before his untimely death. They had two children together.

Aside from his personal life, Eazy-E faced legal troubles before founding Ruthless Records. However, his legacy and influence on the music industry cannot be denied.

It is worth noting that there have been questions raised about Eazy-E’s death, with his daughter Ebie launching a campaign to investigate it further. This shows his impact on those closest to him and his continued interest in his life and career.

Net Worth

A rapper and record executive, Eazy-E reportedly had a net worth of $35 million at his death.

However, some sources claim his wealth could have been much higher due to his successful music career and various business ventures.

Regardless of the exact amount, it is clear that Eazy-E was a wealthy and influential figure in the hip-hop industry.




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