NWA’s Eazy-E will be immortalized with a bench in Newhaven which will be funded by 36 fans of the rap star who died of AIDS back in the 90s.
Read on to see how Newhaven resident Guy Stevens demanded his town council erect a statue of gangsta rapper Eazy-E of NWA, last week…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that superfan Guy Stevens got Newhaven Town Council to agree to build a bench in his honor of the fallen rapper.
Eazy-E, born Eric Lynn Wright would have been 55-years old if he was still alive. He helped start the gangsta rap movement alongside his peers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren, The D.O.C. and Arabian Prince. His career after NWA split went on the birth the career of Bone Thugs and Harmony. His memory and music have defined an era of West Coast Rap and his legacy lives on.
A jubilant Guy Stevens said:
It’s a great day not just for myself but for the future of Newhaven. I might push for someone to fly over from America for the ceremony.
Newhaven Town Council told The Argus it is now aware of the Compton, California rapper Eazy-E after council officials conducted a Google search.
It concluded it was “not a fan” of his music. But an offended Stevens said:
They clearly haven’t listened to his song “Sippin on a 40”. But I am grateful they’ve allowed the tribute anyway.
Mr. Stevens created an online poll which found 36 people would be in favor of an Eazy-E monument, according to The Argus. The council said they would make provisions for an engraved bench if Mr. Stevens and the 36 “fellow fans” paid for it.
Stevens, who is raising 2,000 for the bench, said:
I’ve set up a gofundme page. [Donate HERE]
The GoFundMe page reads:
We are trying to raise funds for an Eazy E bench in Newhaven as a tribute towards this great man. Newhaven town council have said a bench will be allowed. I have sent off for quotes from a few companies in order to get it set up. Any money left over will be donated to an AIDS charity in Brighton of my choosing as Eazy E sadly passed away from this terrible disease in 1995. The campaign so far has received national and international coverage in the media and I believe it will also be a boost for the local community economically as well as bringing in some tourism.
The council, which denies the project was a waste of money, has recommended Mr. Stevens invite a “local Eazy-E tribute artist” to come and perform on it.