It was the summer of 1989, I was in my grandparents house in Compton. I was just a kid hanging out with the family. My youngest uncle pulls up in his ride, with the bass bumping. I was always amazed at the fresh Chrome rims his car had. That night I hear Eazy-E’s voice and rhymes for the first time. his vocals had a uniqe sound that stuck in my mind all throught my youth.
I did not get into music until i was in high school. Around 1993 i re discovered Eazy-E, buying any CD and Tape i could find. I was a hardcore fan during the Beef years with Dr Dre and was down with E 100%
One of my favorate memories was listening to The Ruthless Radio Show back in 94! that was always nice on saturday evenings. Later on toward the end of 1994 I began to notice Eazy was absent from the radio show.
Sometime during that year i won a Ruthless Pack from the radio station. it included many CD’s from the Ruthless Records roster.
I would have never imagined that Eric (Eazy-E) Wright would pass away due to AIDS.
That Sunday in March, i remember waking to the news that my hero had left this world. NO!!! how could that happen??? he died of full blown AIDS? What’s Next? R.I.P. Gangsta Rap!
As a fan i was just sad and confused on how fast everything happend. I was also upset that Eazy-E was on top of the world, owned his million dollar independent label,hosted his own radio show, and had many groundbreaking projecst on the works. not just that but in my opinion he was killing his competition (Dre, Suge,Snoop, DPG, Etc.)
I know for a fact that if Eazy-E was still living today, the music industry would be completely different than what it is today.
RuthlessFamily.com is here for those who were fortunate to live through those golden years of gangsta rap and also for those new fans who are willing to learn and see that gangsta rap and hip hop isnt all about 2pac,biggie 50 cent, game, and all these new artist who would not be here if it was not for The Hip Hop Thugsta Eric (Eazy-E )Wright