To jumpstart BET Weekend, the UHHM is kicking off a private, industry-only event at the Peterson Automotive Museum, “Hip Hop Roadshow” in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
UHHM’s Hip Hop Road Show will recognize the significant contributions of West Coast artist, with special recognitions attributed to Eazy-E (posthumously) and Ruthless Records, Death Row Records, Kid Frost, DJ Battle Cat, Yo-Yo, Spice 1, and Arabian Prince for their contributions to Hip Hop culture.
The show will also include an overview of Hip-Hop history and discussions on how to best curate exhibits that accurately reflect the rich history of the West Coast
Reelz premiered season 13 of the documentary-style television series investigating deaths of celebrities in the beginning of May, and announced this week a future season 13 episode will eye Eazy-E (air date to be announced).
Prayers go out to his family and friends.
An all-new investigative docuseries, titled The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E, takes a deep dive into the rap star’s 1995 death.
The series, premiering Aug. 12 on WE tv, will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews that chronicle Eazy-E‘s life and legacy. Eazy, né Eric Wright, was a founding member of California gangsta rap group N.W.A alongside Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Arabian Prince. The group, originated in 1987, is behind the top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Straight Outta Compton.” Their debut studio album, with the same name, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Throughout The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E, the late rapper’s daughter Ebie Wright, her mom Tracy Jernagin and hip-hop journalist Jasmine Simpkins search to find answers to longstanding questions surrounding Eazy’s death. Eazy-E died at age 31 after he was diagnosed with AIDs. However, some speculate that there may have been foul play involved.
Prior to his March 26, 1995, death, Eazy-E had co-founded Ruthless Records alongside Jerry Heller. It was a subsidiary of parent company Comptown Records Inc.
The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E is executive produced by Ebie and Jernagin, DJ Skee, Thao Dipolito, John Halterman, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Jeff Dawson, Lauren P. Gellert, David Stefanou and Lauren Lazin.
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