April 2, 1989 |
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?"
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June 28, 1991
The host of a weekly rap TV show filed a $22-million lawsuit Thursday against four members of the top-selling rap group "N.W.A," contending that one rapper severely beat her at a Hollywood nightclub in January and that the others libeled her. In the Los Angeles Superior Court suit, Denise (Dee) Barnes, who hosts Fox-TV's "Pump It Up," accused Andre Young, who is known in the group as Dr. Dre, of assault and battery and emotional distress. N.W.A members Eric Wright (Eazy-E), Lorenzo Patterson (M.
March 20, 1991 |
Eric Wright, the Los Angeles rapper who caused a stir this week by going to a Republican Party fund-raiser attended by President Bush in Washington, plans to invite Rodney G. King to participate in a new version of the rapper's most controversial song. Wright, who is the leader of the group N.W.A.
March 18, 1991 |
Guess who's scheduled to lunch with the President of the United States today? Compton's most notorious rap entrepreneur, Eric Wright--better known as Eazy-E, founder of the controversial rap group N.W.A. Wright, who also owns Hollywood-based Ruthless Records--has been invited by Republican Senate leader Bob Dole to attend an exclusive luncheon today in Washington where President Bush is scheduled to speak to the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle.
April 2, 1989 |
Eazy-E was rapping about reality the other day, extolling the virtues of telling it like it is. The young Compton rapper, who also runs the rap production company Ruthless Records, was lunching with his pal, writer/rapper M.C. Ren, at a Westside deli that's one of their favorite dining spots. "Why do you think the fans like us--why they prefer our street raps over all that phony stuff out there?" asked Eazy-E, who has a hit album, "Eazy Duz It." He's also a member of the group N.W.
December 3, 2006 |
YOU could say the often ugly, R-rated brand of hip-hop known as gangsta rap was jump-started by a prank. Dr. Dre, the brilliant record producer, and fellow N.W.A member Eazy-E were motoring through Torrance one afternoon in the late 1980s when Eazy started shooting people at bus stop benches with a paint gun. The rappers thought this was hilarious -- especially because the paint balls were red, which caused their victims to freak out.