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Eazy E: a wake up call unheeded
By Derrick Z. Jackson April 17, 1995
ON HIS DEATHBED, he received 100 telephone calls per hour. More operators had to be hired to handle the load. “We’ve never had this number of calls, even when Lucille Ball was here, Kirk Douglas or George Burns,” said Paula Correia, spokeswoman for Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “Never anything like this, ever.”One person who visited the dying man said: “It’s a real shame. I went to the hospital and saw him, but he was unconscious. He didn’t even know I was in the room. It wasn’t a pretty sight, man. It was sad . . . I think it’s terrible that this happened.
ARTICLES BY DATEWAR veteran is happy to hear his funk in samples
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF August 4, 2005
Sometime in the early ’70s, members of the funk band WAR were jamming in a warehouse at Hill and Lemon streets in Long Beach, Calif. Their audience was a ragtag pack of little kids, some of whom would later lay down beats of their own. Dr. Dre and Eazy E both boys back then were there, band leader Lonnie Jordan recalls. As WAR kept touring they headline the International Festival this weekend these rappers grew up and shared what they learned in Long Beach with the world. Eazy E’s sample of WAR’s “Slipping Into Darkness” in “Sippin’ on a 40” was one way a new generation felt the funk. The question is, why?
By Rosemary Harris November 16, 1997
Who remembers Eric Wright?Who remembers that swagger? That Jheri Curl? That AK 47 he used in his publicity shots?Who remembers that rapper who made a name rhyming about his “ruthless” Compton, Calif., lifestyle about wild women, 40 ounce bottles of St. D. Considine and J. D. In 1991, both he and his current rival for the hearts of Christian Coalition voters, Sen. Phil Gramm, rolled out the Washington welcome mat for Eazy E, of the then pre eminent gangsta rap group NWA (Niggaz Wit’ Attitude)WAR veteran is happy to hear his funk in samples