Remembering Eazy-E ahead of NWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys
By Christine Devine Published January 31, 2024 Entertainment FOX 11

Street named after Eazy-E ahead of Grammys
Nearly 30 years after his death, Eazy-E will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys along with N.W.A.

LOS ANGELES – The son of rapper Eazy-E was 10 years old when his father, Eric Wright, died at the age of 31. Last year, there was a big honor for the family in Compton. Eazy-E’s mother was on hand as a street was named after the Compton native, Eazy Street.
Playing a role in that street naming, then DJ, Alonzo Williams, known as the godfather of west coast hip-hop.

The Grammys wrote N.W.A. had, “a debut album that landed like a sledgehammer, 1988’s Straight Outta Compton has become a legend in its own right”.

This Sunday at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, N.W.A. will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Eazy-E’s family said the award is a testament to his impact and legacy in the genre.

Rapper Eazy-E (aka Eric Lynn Wright) appears in a portrait taken on October 10, 1993 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives)
“Our father’s charitable contributions will continue to be our goal through our nonprofit, the Eric Wright Foundation,” said Eazy-E’s son. “We truly appreciate the honor.”

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