Eazy-E came to rap prominence as a member of NWA. The group is one of the most influential acts in the history of the genre. Eazy brought an extra hit of attitude to a squad of rappers that already had it in droves.
The NWA member was diagnosed with HIV in 1995 and sadly passed away a month later due to complications from the illness. Eazy-E was working with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at the time of his passing. The group later dedicated their smash hit Crossroads to Eazy-E’s memory.
The Compton native helped produce their EP “Creepin’ On Ah Come Up” along with former NWA member DJ Yella and DJ U-Neek. The group has been known to stir up controversy, just like their collaborator.
Krayzie Bone doesn’t believe the official cause for Eazy-E’s death. The Bone Thugs member always thought the circumstances were fishy. He recently told HipHopDX about his take on Eazy’s passing.
That whole situation was funny. I just say this — and this is what I’ve stood on from the beginning. That may be true, but all I have said in this case is I’ve seen people that’s about to die from full-blown AIDS, and they look like they’re about to die from full-blown AIDS. I’ve seen people that they have HIV, and they look totally normal. That’s what he had. That’s how Eazy-E looked when he died — totally normal.
He didn’t get skinny, didn’t shrivel up, didn’t shrink up — none of that. I just don’t understand how it came on that fast. He died so quick. How did it happen like that? If you’ve got full-blown AIDS and you’re terminal … have you seen people that are about to die from cancer? You look like you’re going to … if you’re about to die from a disease, you look like you’re about to die from that disease.”
The official verdict on the death of Eazy-E is that he passed away due to complications brought on by AIDS. Krayzie Bone just doesn’t see things that way. That won’t change the fact that Eazy-E is no longer with us. We’ll see him at the crossroads.
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