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Today In Hip Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 23 Years Ago

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Many are able to embody the persona of gangsta rap. That’s thanks to the likes of Schooly D, Ice-T, and N.W.A. The difference between the two former when compared to the latter, is Eazy-E. A true entrepreneur, if it wasn’t the rap game, his money would’ve (as it has) been made regardless. In 1986 Eazy-E […]

Legendary N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller Dead at 75

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A year after the release of the highly successful N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A’s original manager Jerry Heller has passed away at the age of 75. According to multiple reports, the cause of death was a heart attack. On Friday, September 2, he was rushed to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he was pronounced […]

The Real-Life Jerry Heller Is Probably About To Sue The Makers of ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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Straight Outta Compton has already seen a couple controversies hover over its extremely well-received release, and today, it appears they have another one headed their way. Jerry Heller, Eazy-E‘s manager and an integral part of the infrastructure that helped to catapult N.W.A. to astronomic success, was portrayed by Paul Giamatti as somewhat of a contradiction–a compassionate […]