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Eric Lynn Wright, to the audience known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper, record producer and songwriter. How rich is Eazy-E? According to sources, Eazy-E’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. Often referred to as “The Godfather of Gangsta Rap”, Eazy-E’s net worth heavily relies on his recorded songs and albums. Born in 1963, in Compton, New York, Eazy-E primarily supported himself by selling drugs, particularly marijuana. It is estimated that Eazy-E managed to collect $250 thousand from the drug sales alone. Eazy-E soon gave up his illegal business and founded a record label called “Ruthless Records”.

Eazy-E Net Worth $8 Million

Some of the first artists signed to the label were Dr. Dre and Ice Cube who together with Eazy-E co-created a rap group known as N.W.A. The group’s fame increased the public interest in the “Ruthless Records” and peaked in 1988 when Eazy-E released his debut album titled “Eazy-Duz-It”. The album managed to reach $2 million in sales and was even featured on the Billboard 200. The group then went on to create songs together and that same year released one of their most controversial albums “Straight Outta Compton”. Violent lyrics and profanities used in this album gave rise to a new genre of rap music, which is now called “gansta rap”. Despite ruthless lyrics, the album was popular among the audience, peaking at #37 on US Billboard Top LPs chart. “Straight Outta Compton” sold over $3 million copies worldwide and, as a result, was certified Platinum by the RIAA. N.W.A. continued to make music and release albums until their separation in the early 1990s.

The feud between Dr. Dre and Suge Knight on one side and Eazy-E on the other stemmed from Dre’s wishes to be released from the “Ruthless Records”, which only sparkled more disagreements between the two group members. Eventually with Knight’s help, Dre was released from his contract, yet the dispute continued and even resulted in back-and-forth song releases that were aimed at insulting the targeted opponent. Dre’s and Eazy’s feud signified the official end of the N.W.A group. Eazy-E continued his solo career with two albums “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187 Killa” and released his last album “Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton” in 1995. That same year Eazy-E was placed in the Medical Center in Los Angeles with what he thought was asthma. Further medical research showed that Eazy was actually suffering from AIDS. A month after his diagnosis, Eazy-E died from complications from AIDS at the age of 31. His death brought out many rumors and some artists even speculated that his death seemed suspicious since he was in good health before he died. A well-known rap artist and a founder of N.W.A, Eazy-E has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Despite his death, Eazy-E continues to be an inspirational artist in the music industry with his legacy being passed on by his fellow gangsta rap artists. Often referred to as a “rap pioneer” and sometimes even called a “legend”, Eazy-E is truly a remarkable artist.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 7, 1963, Compton, California, United States
Birth place: Compton
Death date: March 26, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Profession:Record producer, Rapper, Songwriter
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Erin Bria Wright, Dominick Wright, Daijah Wright
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was a supporter of numerous children charities such as Make A Wish foundation and Athletes and Entertainers for Kids.
2Signed the Black Eyed Peas who by then were known by the name of "Atban Klan".
3His N.W.A colleague DJ Yella is the godfather of Eazy's second son Derrek (born in or around 1989).
4Was a close friend of The D.O.C..
5Was credited for discovering Bone Thugs n Harmony.
6Had his own record label, Ruthless Records.
7Fellow NWA rapper DJ Yella wrote a solo single called "One More Nigga To Go" in dedication to him, and to help raise money for college for his nine kids. Yella reportedly also was the only member of NWA to stay friends with him all the way from beginning to end.
8Married the mother of his last two children one week before his death.
9Was a member of the Kelly Park Compton Crips.
10N.W.A. was voted the 33rd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
11He was the unofficial front man of N.W.A., although he had relatively little contribution to the music (all of it being crafted by DJ Yella & Dr. Dre) and even his own lyrics (most of which were written for him by Ice Cube).
12His most famous song "Boyz in the Hood" was never meant to be sung by him. It was intended for an east side group called "HBO" to sing.
13Played drums and piano competently (though not expertly).
14Has nine children by seven different women.
15Has a day each year in his name in Compton, Eazy-E day, by order of the mayor.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Wore a black Compton hat
2His voice
3Always wore dark sunglasses


Quotes

#Quote
1Records don't make anybody do nothing. You make yourself do that.
2I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys, I want to save their asses before it's too late. I'm not looking to blame anyone except myself.
3See you around buddy boy.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CB41993writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
New Jack City1991writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
The Return of Superfly1990"Eazy Street" / performer: "Eazy Street"
The Freshman1990writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
Coming to America1988producer: "Comin' Correct"
Black-ish2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015performer: "The Boyz-N-The-Hood", "We Want Eazy", "Neighborhood Sniper" / writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Gangsta Gangsta", "The Boyz-N-The-Hood", "We Want Eazy", "Real Niggaz" - as Eric Wright
Horrible Bosses 22014writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "No More ?s" / writer: "Gangsta Gangsta" - as Eric Wright
Venus and Serena2012Documentary writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
The Watch2012/Iperformer: "The Boyz In The Hood" / writer: "The Boyz In The Hood", "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
21 Jump Street2012writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
The Graham Norton Show2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Take Me Home Tonight2011writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
30 for 30TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2010
Fame2009writer: "The-Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as Eric Wright
Entourage2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Logorama2009Short as E. Wright, "NIGGAZ AND JEWZ SOME SAY KIKES" / performer: "NIGGAZ AND JEWZ SOME SAY KIKES"
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn", "Neighborhood Sniper", "We Want Eazy", "Real Compton City G's"
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Your Caddy?2007writer: "Straight outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Harsh Times2005performer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as Eazy E / writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as E. Wright
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn" / writer: "Express Yourself" - as Wright
True Crime: Streets of LA2003Video Game writer: "For tha Love of $" - as E. Wright
Beef2003Documentary performer: "Boyz N Tha Hood", "Rela Muthaphuckkin' G's"
Happy Homicidal2002Short performer: "100 Miles and Running"
Dark Blue2002performer: "Neighborhood Sniper"
OT: Our Town2002Documentary writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Ali G Indahouse2002"STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
Copperfield: Tornado of Fire2001TV Special "Dope Man"
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker1999TV Special documentary writer: "Fuck The Police"
Bulworth1998writer: "100 Miles and Running" - as E. Wright
Beverly Hills Cop III1994"Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z" / performer: "Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eazy-E: Real Muthafuckkin' G's HD Director's Cut2016ShortEazy_E

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eazy-E: Real Muthafuckkin' G's HD Director's Cut2016Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
N.W.A.: Efil4zaggin - The Only Home Video1992Video documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Compton2015in loving memory of - as Eric 'Eazy-E' Wright

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Streets of Compton2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jamaica House2013Documentary short as Eazy-E Nwa
Ruthless Memories, Eazy-E Documentary2012Video documentaryEazy-E
The N.W.A. Legacy: The Video Collection2002VideoHimself (segments "Straight Outta Compton", "Appetite for Destruction", "Alwayz Into Somethin'" and "We Want Eazy") (as N.W.A.)
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake...2001DocumentaryHimself
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 12000VideoHimself (segments "Straight Outta Compton" and "Real Compton City G's") (as N.W.A.)
In Living Color1994TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1993TV SeriesHimself / Musical Guest
CB41993Himself (as Eazy E)
Tupac & Above the Law: Call It What U Want1993ShortHimself
N.W.A.: Efil4zaggin - The Only Home Video1992Video documentaryHimself - Gangster

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I, Dolemite Part IV: The Disco Godfather2016Video documentary shortHimself
NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton2015DocumentaryHimself
Straight Outta Compton2015Himself (uncredited)
Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Check It Out! Video2009TV SeriesHimself (segment "Foe Tha Love Of $")
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself (as Eazy E)
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself
Eazy-E: The Life and Timez of Eric Wright2002Video documentaryHimself
Eazy-E: The Impact of a Legend2002VideoHimself
Welcome to Death Row2001Video documentaryHimself - Member of NWA (as Eazy E)
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000VideoHimself (segment "Down With the King")
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits2000VideoHimself (segment "Foe Tha Love Of $")

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