On March 26, 1995 the music world was shocked by the sudden death of ‘Godfather of Gangster Rap,’ Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright. A true underdog, Eazy grew up on the crime-ridden streets of Compton, and forged an early career selling crack cocaine. But the constant threats of imprisonment and gang violence persuaded him to put his business skills towards a more legitimate enterprise – rap music. Setting up Ruthless Records with money from drug-dealing, Eazy and his friends developed a new, West Coast hip-hop sound that reflected the harsh realities of life in the ‘hood. Initially just a manager, Eazy was encouraged to get behind the microphone – where he found fame and fortune as a solo rapper and a key member of controversial group N.W.A. But his career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 30 – and a month later he was dead. In the months and years that followed, questions over his diagnosis and conspiracy theories about how he died have cast a shadow of doubt over his final weeks. So what happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyze every detail to get to the truth of how Eazy-E died.
Contains LIVE performances of some of ABOVE THE LAWS GREATEST HITS FROM MURDER RAP TO THE ICONIC CLASSIC BLACK SUPERMAN FEATURING COLD187UM KMG 2PAC MONEY B KOKANE at the height of their young careers !
I was only 17 years old when Eazy-E passed away. His music had a great impact on my life growing up. I believe I must have been 10 years old when first heard Boyz N The Hood. I mostly remember the bass bumping and the tone and flow of Eazy’s voice. Very strange and unique sound to me. I had never heard any rap music. Although I was not able to understand the lyrics do the the high bass coming from the system woofers, it was a sound that caught my attention and curiosity. Ever since that day i was a complete fan of Eazy. That was my introduction to Eazy-E’s music and Ruthless.
I will tell you all more about it soon.
For now I just want to pay my respects to The Godfather of Gangsta Rap Eric (Eazy-E) Wright . Your memory and legacy live forever. RIP
Eric (Eazy-E) Wright forever changed music and popular culture. RUTHLESS MEMORIES is a real look into the life and personality of histories most ground breaking, innovative gangster rapper. This film eternally captures in depth, personal thoughts and feelings from the people who were part of EAZY-E’s daily life. Learn about Eric’s personality from people who knew him before NWA and the rise of his Ruthless Empire. Hear the details regarding the break up of the worlds most dangerous group N.W.A Find out just how real and dangerous the Death Row / Ruthless Records BEEF really was. We will also get the breakdown on the last days of Eazy-E and look into some of the conspiracy theories and rumors regarding his tragic death. RUTHLESS MEMORIES is a RAW, UNCENSORED film created to preserve the facts and memories of Eric Wright.