Compton-born Eric “Eazy-E” Wright is considered one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, but his sudden death and cause shattered his legacy in hip hop history. , In August a four-part documentary entitled The mysterious death of Eazy-E hopes to uncover some of the questions related to the untimely death of one of the hip hop giants.
Eazy-E died of complications from HIV / AIDS on March 26, 1995, after being admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles just a month earlier with a so-called “violent cough”. Wright’s daughter Ebie and her mother Tracy Jernagin use the documentary as a platform to inform the public that they never believed the NWA founder died of AIDS.
“Something didn’t seem right,” said Jernagin. “He died unusually quickly. He didn’t answer. He wasn’t a drug addict. It is as if one day he is fine, the next day he dies. “
One of the people whose absence stands out is an actor and former NWA member Ice Cube. In a previous interview, Ebie said, “The only person who’s really important to this story I’m telling who hasn’t talked about it yet, I’m just being completely honest… is Ice Cube. It really breaks my heart that he hasn’t talked about it because I grew up with his sons and have a really good relationship with them. “