In January 2020, Ice Cube stopped by Uproxx‘s People’s Party With Talib Kweli and mentioned the backstory of the late Eazy-E’s “Boyz N The Hood.” Dice defined that the tune was initially meant for a New York-based group named Homeboys Solely, nevertheless it wasn’t a lyrical match, so “[Dr.] Dre satisfied Eazy to do it.”
However Eazy-E by no means wanted convincing to stump for Compton, California, his hometown that was placed on the map by him, Dice, and the remainder of N.W.A. Now Compton will make Eazy-E’s relationship to Compton tangibly and completely inextricable.
In accordance with a number of Los Angeles-based shops, corresponding to ABC7 and KTLA, the 100 block of Auto Drive South, situated on Alameda Road and runs into the Gateway Towne Heart procuring plaza, shall be renamed Eazy Road.
Per The Los Angeles Times, “A block get together shall be held on the avenue on November 22 to have a good time the second with performances and appearances from the ‘Boyz-n-the-Hood’ rapper’s kids and his former collaborators.” The paper additionally famous that Compton Metropolis Council beforehand voted unanimously to rename the road in September.
Eazy-E handed away in March 1995 at simply 30 years outdated. Mere days prior he had publicly disclosed his AIDS diagnosis.
“My dad beloved the place he was from,” Eazy-E’s daughter, Erica Wright, stated in a press release, as per The Los Angeles Instances. “Nothing might maintain him from Compton. Nothing might maintain his dad and mom from Compton. It will ceaselessly be a spotlight in my life.”
Eazy-E’s son, Eric Darnell Wright Jr. added, “The road naming serves as a logo of recognition and commemoration, guaranteeing that our father […] has a legacy that shall be remembered and celebrated for generations to return.”
That is removed from the primary preservation of Eazy-E’s legacy. In March 2017, for instance, N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress.