Ice Cube Sends Eazy-E Some Birthday Love
Written by B87FM on September 7, 2020
What would the hip-hop panorama seem like right this moment if N.W.A by no means linked as much as change the sport within the late eighties? Whereas it is not possible to fathom the butterfly results of such a state of affairs, one factor stays sure — what Dr. Dre, Ice Dice, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella completed collectively helped make gangsta rap into the business pressure it’s right this moment. And although the group discovered themselves tormented by interior turmoil and battle — which finally led to the discharge of Ice Dice’s scathing “No Vaseline” — by the point Eazy-E handed away in 1995, a lot of the meat had been largely settled.
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Have been he nonetheless alive, right this moment would have Eazy-E’s fifty-sixth birthday. As such, Ice Dice took to Twitter to commemorate the event, making it clear that his ideas are nonetheless together with his former groupmate. “Joyful Birthday homie,” he writes, alongside a mural of Eazy’s likeness. “We miss you.” For individuals who can recognize the advanced historical past of the legendary rap group, it is arduous to not recognize Dice’s continued help of his former collaborators — particularly within the wake of all the things that transpired throughout their decline.
Sadly, Eazy-E has been gone for thus lengthy that it is arduous to image how he may need tailored to a few of rap’s distinguished eras. Significantly the late-nineties to the early-two 1000’s, when Dre and Dice had entered new phases of their solo careers. Certainly one of hip-hop’s many bittersweet what-if situations. Both approach, it is cool to see Ice Dice doing his half to maintain Eazy’s legacy alive. Joyful birthday, Eazy-E!