Today In Music Hstory: N.W.A. Rapper Eazy-E Passes Away At The Age Of 31!



On this date in 1995, rapper Eazy-E (real name, Eric Wright) died at the age of 31 from AIDS a month after first being diagnosed with the disease.  His death came after years of public feuding with former band mates Ice Cube and Dr. Dre in the years following the release of N.W.A.'s monumentally influential album Straight Outta Compton.

Eazy Does It, which was released a month after Straight Outtta Compton, went on to sell over 2.5 million copies.



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