Eazy-E Lands Cover of VIBE!!!
In honor of “Straight Outta Compton,” the former members of N.W.A member who passed away in 1995, Eazy-E Lands Cover of VIBE.
Since the box office success of “Straight Outta Compton,” N.W.A have been drawing more attention than usual, some good and some bad.
CelebNMusic247.com has learned that VIBE Magazine wanted to honor Eazy-E, born Eric Wright, entitled, “The Ruthless Life Of An American Gangster.” N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre covered Rolling Stone’s most recent issue.
Journalist Keith Murphy interviewed E’s friends and family for the article, which you can read excerpts of below, and the full thing here.
His son, Lil Eazy-E on his father’s legacy spoke in a serious tone:
“There has been a blatant level of disrespect for my father in the music business.”
“It’s a long time coming, but people are finally acknowledging who he was and what he did for this game.”
While Ice Cube weighed in on the film:
“I didn’t think a studio would have the courage to make [Straight Outta Compton]… not the way I wanted it made,” admits an in-a-daze Cube to VIBE. He is holding court at the Beverly Hills’ regal Four Seasons Hotel during a manic press day. A primary producer on Straight Outta Compton alongside Dre, Eazy’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright and the film’s veteran director F. Gary Gray, the Tinsel Town powerhouse is still getting used to the reality that the hell-raising story of N.W.A. has been given the Hollywood red carpet. “At any moment I was ready to bounce because it was like, ‘Yo, if we can’t do this right we shouldn’t do it at all.’”
Will.i.am on Eazy:
“He never seemed like he was playing a role,” recounts Black Eyed Peas leader Will.i.am, who was discovered and signed to Ruthless Records by Eazy in 1992.
“When you listened to N.W.A. you forget that Cube went to college and that Dre was in an electro funk band called World Class Wreckin’ Cru. That’s how real Eazy was. He was the one in the group that really was driving the ‘64 and hustling drugs in the streets to survive.”