Late Rap Music icon is memorialized with “Eazy Street” during an enthusiastic dedication ceremony
As the world commemorates “50 years of hip-hop”, no one can deny the influence of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright and NWA. The group took the rap world by storm, in the 80’s, emerging out of the Hub City known as Compton, CA. And at the same time, amplifying a niche of unapologetic lyricism coupled with ultra hard beats that became known known as Gangsta Rap. The history is undeniable.
On Wednesday, November 22, the City of Compton further immortalized that history by recognizing NWA founder Eazy- E with a street named after the late rapper/producer/entrepreneur during an enthusiastic ceremony that featured many rap luminaries, industry veterans, politicians and of course the people of Compton. Thousands gathered on the parking lot of the Gateway Towne Center as Mayor Emma Sharif joined with members of City Council and State elected officials as well as family, friends and co-workers to celebrate the life of Eazy- E.
“Many people don’t realize how kind Eazy was, said radio hall of famer Greg Mack during a recent appearance on “Coffee Conversations with Greg J”. He often did things in the community that went unheralded|
Here’s some snaps from the exciting ceremony. Welcome to Eazy Street! And congratulations to Alonzo Williams, the Godfather of West Coast HipHop