Lil Eazy-E

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Lil Eazy-E
Birth name Eric Wright[1]
Born (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 32)
Compton, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, gangsta rap
Years active 2003–present
Labels NWA Entertainment , Ruthless
Associated acts Eazy-E, B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta, The Game, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Young Jeezy, DJ Yella

Eric Darnell Wright (born April 23, 1984), better known by his stage name Lil Eazy-E and Lil Eazy, is a musician and HIV activist. He is CEO of NWA Entertainment, LLC, a music and media production company which is run by his business partner of 8 years, Lisa Markham. He also manages Compton MoneyGang made of his brother Derrek Wright and members of his family. The oldest son of gangsta rap pioneer Eazy-E, he was born and raised in the same Compton, California house his father grew up in.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

He first appeared in the hip hop scene with Daz Dillinger, during which time an independent album release was expected. However, as no contract was actually signed, this led to an eventual feud between the two rappers. Lil Eazy-E has performed duets with rappers such as Static Major, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

On September 13, 2012, it was reported that Lil Eazy-E was reportedly in contract negotiations with Death Row Records. Previously signed to Virgin Records in the mid-2000s, the new deal with Hoopla Worldwide would controversially be distributed through Death Row Records. The story was then publicly announced to have been misquoted by both the artist and Lisa Marcum, who was quoted, stating he was only in talks with Hoopla records to record an LP, which would be distributed through Wide Awake Entertainment, the company which bought Death Row Records. Due to the story that was taken out of context, the artist backed off from the deal and stated he is and always will be "Ruthless Records For Life" [5] Due to poor management from his A&R and management team, and being shelved by the labels he was signed to because of it, Lil Eazy E announced in the summer of 2012 that he would be releasing all ties with his past management team and the Kings of L.A. label he had been in a partnership with. He has since become his own manager and CEO of the production company NWA Entertainment, alongside Lisa Markham, director of business affairs for the company as well as for Lil Eazy E himself. He also manages a group called Compton MoneyGang which consists of his brother, Derrek "E3" Wright, and his cousins, nephews of Eazy-E.

On March 20, 2013, he was performing at a club in Chicago when he announced that although he is already working in the executive side of Ruthless Records and has been on and off since 2007, he along with his brother Derrek will in fact be signed to Ruthless Records, along with his stepmother and current owner of Ruthless Records, Tomica Woods-Wright.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Also featured on[edit]

  • "A Lil' Eazier Said"Eazy-EEternal E (1995)
  • "Lets Get It Crackin'" (with RizzyBoy) – True Crime: Streets of LA (2003)
  • "Consequences" – True Crime: Streets of LA (2003)
  • "We The Shit" (with Caviar) – O.G. Daddy V – O.G. Daddy V Presents Compton’s Finest Mixtape Volume 1 (2003)
  • "My Confession"The Game – Nigga Witta Attitude (2006)
  • "Men Of Respect" (with Jim Jones & Rell) Papoose – The Fourth Quarter Assassin (2006)
  • "What We Claimin' (Edited)" – DJ Nik Bean – Streetz Of L.A. 6 (2008)
  • Rap Or Die Vol. 3
  • September 7 – Western Hospitality 2
  • September 7 – Western Hospitality 3
  • "Come Outta Compton"Spider Loc – Bangadoshish (G-Unit West Special Edition) (2006)
  • "The New West Coast" (with Mr. Capone-E) – Thug Radio Mixtape 15: Hard As Steel (2006)
  • "This Ain't A Game" (feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) – Waist Deep (2006)
  • "Sick Kidz" (Violent J featuring Nova Rockafeller, Lil Eazy-E & Young Wicked) – Tour Single (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIL EAZY-E - Trademark Details". Justia. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rapper Eazy-E's Legacy Raising HIV Awareness". NPR. June 27, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lee, Chris (Oct 19, 2005). "His own attitude; Lil' Eazy-E, son of rapper Eazy-E, isn't coasting on his father's fame.". Los Angeles Times. p. E1. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kim, Serena (Jan 2006). "New Attitude". Vibe. p. 83. 
  5. ^ Lil Eazy-E In Talks With Death Row Records. BallerStatus.com (September 13, 2012). Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  6. ^ Lil Eazy-E sends a message to Kendrick Lamar and The Game. YouTube (April 6, 2014). Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  7. ^ Lil Eazy-E – "This Aint A Game" [Hosted by Mixtape Messiah] (2006). Eazye.org. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.