Born Eric Lynn Wright, distinguished by his stage name Easy-E, was a celebrated American rapper who performed solo and in the hip-hop group ‘N.W.A’. His fans fondly called him ‘The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap’. He was definitely ahead of comparison. He was loved for his raw sex appeal, unique style of delivery and over-the-top lyrics. Coming from an impoverished family in Crompton, Easy-E nurtured the dream of becoming famous and rich. During his mid-teens he dropped out of school and flourished notoriously in the drug business. He earned a lot of money through his illegal deeds and then decided to embark upon a more respectable career as a rapper. Soon he formed a partnership with his friend ‘Jerry Heller’ and formed ‘Ruthless Records’. He was going up the ladder of fame swiftly when he was diagnosed with AIDS that gulped his life at the age of 31. Following are some popular thoughts and quotes by Easy-E. Go through the quotes and sayings by Easy-E that will give you a glimpse of his mind.
The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality.
Why do you think the fans like us - why they prefer our street raps over all that phony stuff out there? Because we're telling the real story of what it's like living in places like Compton. We're giving them reality. We're like reporters. We give them the truth.
I don't want to be in somebody else's movie, and then they make all the money. I've gotten offers to do the movies, but I won't sell myself short and be in somebody else's movie, like 'Boyz N the Hood.' I don't think I woulda done that.
Movies don't make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool.
Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the hood.
I'm not saying this because I'm looking for a soft cushion wherever I'm heading, I just feel that I've got thousands and thousands of young fans that have to learn about what's real when it comes to AIDS. Like the others before me, I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin. Because I want to save their asses before it's too late.