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Today in Hip-Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 26 Years Ago

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On this day in 1995, gangster rap pioneer Eric “Eazy-E” Wright succumbed to complications of the AIDS virus less than 10 days after making it known to the public. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information 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. […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Eazy E Diagnosed With AIDS 26 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Eric “Eazy E” Wright was diagnosed with the deadly AIDS virus and announced the diagnosis via his record label Ruthless Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In 1986 Eazy-E went into business with Jerry Heller to create Ruthless Records. It’s often told that Wright used up to $250,000 of his […]

Happy 56th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, but he was also an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub-genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend is described is none other than Dr. […]

Happy 56th Birthday To N.W.A./Ruthless Records Founder Eazy-E! (RIP)

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Despite the fact that the Hip Hop community lost this giant in the game over two decades ago, the legacy of Eazy-E will always be seen, heard and celebrated by the culture of Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Eazy-E was born Eric Lynn Wright on this date in 1964 in Compton, California. As […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: N.W.A.’s Second LP ‘100 Miles And Runnin’ Turns 30!

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On this date in 1990, “the world’s most dangerous group” dropped their second album and only EP, 100 Miles And Runnin on the Ruthless/Priority label. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This was also the first release by N.W.A. sans their lead songwriter and most celebrated emcee O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson after a contract dispute forced […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: N.W.A. Arrested For Performing ‘F**k The Police’ in Detroit 29 Years Ago

Almost three decades later and even after the disbandment of “the world’s most dangerous group”, this anthem never gets old. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Even after the most famous quartet in Hip Hop were warned by Detroit Police not to perform their controversial, anti-police hit, “Fuck The Police”, Eazy, Ren, Dre, Yella, and Cube […]

Happy 51st Birthday Ice Cube! Check Out His Top Five Gangsta Roles

Former NWA member Ice Cube was born June 15, 1969. He has set his own mark in gangsta rap music since leaving N.W.A in 89′ and has built a successful solo career in music and film. In celebration of his birthday, here are our 5 favorite gangsta roles played by Ice Cube in his substantial movie […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 25 Years Ago

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On this day in 1995, gangster rap pioneer Eric “Eazy-E” Wright succumbed to complications of the AIDS virus less than 10 days after making it known to the public. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information 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. […]

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