Eazy-E was a United States of America based rapper who used to perform individually and with the hip-hop group (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) N.W.A. He died in 1995 after being diagnosed with AIDS. He is usually referred to as “the Godfather of Gangsta rap” as he was one of the earliest and most significant popularizer of the subgenre. Among the most popular of his singles are “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s”, “Eazy-Duz-It”, “Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn” , “We Want Eazy”, and “Just tah Let U Know. Let’s get down to Eazy-E net worth as of 2018 and also uncover a few things you probably don’t know about Eazy-E.
Eric Lynn Wright was born in 1964 and met his demise in 1995 after being diagnosed with AIDS. He is the son of Kathie Wright and Richard. He was born in Compton California one of the high crime areas. Wright didn’t completes his high school education as he dropped out in the tenth grade.
On his personal life, Wright had several children with six separate women. He had married 12 days to his death Tomica Woods a mother of 2 children.
Wright in his early life earned his living through selling drugs, and part of his other life, he was a thug. Its reported that at the age of 22 he had accumulated around $250,000 from the sale of drugs. He decided to change his means of living after his cousin was shot dead and that’s where he decided to move to Los Angeles where he started recording songs.
Wright and Heller co-founded Ruthless Records where Wright would take home 80% of the total earnings while Heller 20%. Wright music career kicked off in 1986 where they formed N.W.A together with Dr.Dre, Arabian Prince, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren. Together they released their debut album in 1987 titled N.W.A and the Posse which has already been certified Gold. Eazy-E debut studio album was released in 1988 titled Eazy-Duz-It. The album to date has been certified double platinum. In 1988 the group released one of the most controversial albums Straight Outta Compton. The album was ranked among the 500 greatest albums of all time as it redefined the direction of hip hop.to date the album has been certified triple Platinum. Other albums that Eazy-E released as a member of N.W.A are 100 Miles and Runnin’ receiving a Platinum certification, and Niggaz4Life debuting on US Billboard Top LPs Chart at position 2 and selling over 2 million copies.
Eazy-E had another solo studio album titled Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton which had singles such as “Just tah Let U Know”, “First Power”, “My Baby’z Mama” among others. The album has been certified Platinum.
Other than N.W.A and his solo studio albums he has other extended plays such as 5150: Home 4 tha Sick (1992), It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (1993) and Impact of a Legend (2002).
On awards and achievements: Eazy-E as a member of N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) he has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and some of his albums have been listed in 500 greatest albums of all time. Eazy-E was also named among the 100 greatest artists of all time as a member of N.W.A. he is widely regarded as the godfather of gangster rap.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Eazy-E net worth is estimated to be $8 million. However, Eazy-E worth before his death was estimated to be $50 million, but it has been depleted to read $8 million fortune. Eazy-E net worth fortune has been as a result of his success in the sale of music where most of his music albums have been certified platinum.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Eazy-E
Eazy- E will forever be remembered for popularizing and being the founder of gangsta rap genre which introduced hardcore rap. Although he is no longer with us Eazy-E input into the music will never be forgotten. However here are some few things you don’t know about Eazy-E.
1. Eazy-E started his rap label Ruthless Records with drug money.
2. After his death, an album and an EP was released.
3. He was once invited to the White House by President George Bush. He even contributed $2500 to Bush campaign.
4. He fathered seven children with six different women.
5. More than 3000 people attended his funeral, and he was buried in a gold casket, dressed in a Compton hat, jeans, and flannel shirt.
Eazy-E net worth might be a quarter of what it used to be and maybe might diminish but his legacy will forever remain. We wish his soul to rest in peace.