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Apr 16, 2013
Eazy- E, who was better known as, the god-father of “gangster rap,” was born on September 7 1963. He was a solo rapper, and was a part of the famous rap group, NWA. He grew up in Compton, California and began rapping in his parent’s garage in the 80’s. Eazy-E's debut album, Eazy-Duz-It, was released on September 16, 1988, and featured twelve tracks. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States and reached #41 on the Billboard 200. After NWA broke up in 1991, Eazy- E began feuding with Dr. Dre, who was a fellow member of the NWA group, and lasted for a few years with each side creating tracks aimed at the other.
On February 24, 1995, Easy- E was diagnosed with AIDS, and he announced his illness in a public statement on March 16. When Eazy- E was diagnosed with AIDS, many magazines covered the story and released information on the topic. Since he was well-liked and respected by both fans and the music industry, his revelation about his diagnosis with AIDS came as a shock to everyone. He died due to "complications from AIDS" one month after his diagnosis, on March 26, 1995. However, before his death, he made amends with Dr. Dre.
Since Eazy-E’s death, many books and video biographies have been produced about the rapper. A new documentary created by Sergio Hernandez, entitled, Ruthless Memories, is about the rapper’s life, and will contain exclusive interviews from people who knew the rapper best. The documentary will be released on December 21, and according to Electronic Urban Report, those who pre-order their copy before December 7 will see their names appear in the film’s ending credits.