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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.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
The Watch 2012/I performer: "The Boyz In The Hood" / writer: "The Boyz In The Hood", "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
21 Jump Street 2012 writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
The Graham Norton Show 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
30 for 30 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2010
Fame 2009 writer: "The-Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as Eric Wright
Entourage 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Logorama 2009 Short as E. Wright, "NIGGAZ AND JEWZ SOME SAY KIKES" / performer: "NIGGAZ AND JEWZ SOME SAY KIKES"
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group 2008 TV Movie documentary performer: "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn", "Neighborhood Sniper", "We Want Eazy", "Real Compton City G's"
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Your Caddy? 2007 writer: "Straight outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Harsh Times 2005 performer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as Eazy E / writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as E. Wright
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn"
True Crime: Streets of LA 2003 Video Game writer: "For tha Love of $" - as E. Wright
Beef 2003 Documentary performer: "Boyz N Tha Hood", "Rela Muthaphuckkin' G's"
Happy Homicidal 2002 Short performer: "100 Miles and Running"
Dark Blue 2002 performer: "Neighborhood Sniper"
OT: Our Town 2002 Documentary writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
Ali G Indahouse 2002 "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
Copperfield: Tornado of Fire 2001 TV Special "Dope Man"
Bulworth 1998 writer: "100 Miles and Running" - as E. Wright
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 "Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z" / performer: "Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z"
CB4 1993 writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as Eric Wright
New Jack City 1991 writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
The Return of Superfly 1990 "Eazy Street" / performer: "Eazy Street"
The Freshman 1990 writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON"
Coming to America 1988 producer: "Comin' Correct"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color 1994 TV Series Musical Guest

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
N.W.A.: Efil4zaggin - The Only Home Video 1992 Video documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jamaica House 2013 Documentary short completed as Eazy-E Nwa
The N.W.A. Legacy: The Video Collection 2002 Video Himself (segments "Straight Outta Compton", "Appetite for Destruction", "Alwayz Into Somethin'" and "We Want Eazy") (as N.W.A.)
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... 2001 Documentary Himself
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 1 2000 Video Himself (segments "Straight Outta Compton" and "Real Compton City G's") (as N.W.A.)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1993 TV Series Himself / Musical Guest
CB4 1993 Himself (as Eazy E)
N.W.A.: Efil4zaggin - The Only Home Video 1992 Video documentary Himself - Gangster

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings of Compton 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Check It Out! Video 2009 TV Series Himself (segment "Foe Tha Love Of $")
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Letter to the President 2005 Video documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Beef 2003 Documentary Himself (as Eazy E)
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself
Eazy-E: The Life and Timez of Eric Wright 2002 Video documentary Himself
Eazy-E: The Impact of a Legend 2002 Video Himself
Welcome to Death Row 2001 Video documentary Himself - Member of NWA (as Eazy E)
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-2000 2000 Video Himself (segment "Down With the King")
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits 2000 Video Himself (segment "Foe Tha Love Of $")

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#Fact
1 Was a supporter of numerous children charities such as Make A Wish foundation and Athletes and Entertainers for Kids.
2 Signed the Black Eyed Peas who by then were known by the name of "Atban Klan".
3 His N.W.A colleague DJ Yella is the godfather of Eazy's second son Derrek (born in or around 1989).
4 Was a close friend of The D.O.C..
5 Was credited for discovering Bone Thugs n Harmony.
6 Had his own record label, Ruthless Records.
7 Fellow 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.
8 Married the mother of his last two children one week before his death.
9 Was a member of the Kelly Park Compton Crips.
10 N.W.A. was voted the 33rd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
11 He 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).
12 His 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.
13 Played drums and piano competently (though not expertly).
14 Has nine children by seven different women.
15 Has a day each year in his name in Compton, Eazy-E day, by order of the mayor.

#Quote
1 Records don't make anybody do nothing. You make yourself do that.
2 I 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.
3 See you around buddy boy.

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


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