Lil Eazy-E, son of gangsta rap pioneer Eazy-E, has been going through label issues for years, resulting in his long awaited Prince Of Compton debut sitting on the shelf. However, he may have found an answer: Death Row Records.
Yep, you read right. According to a press release, the Compton rapper is currently in talks with Canada-based WIDEAwake Entertainment, the company who currently owns/runs Death Row Records. Brought to the table by NWA Ent’s Lisa Marcum and Hoopla Worldwide, the deal would allow his long awaited project to be released through Death Row, via a Hoopla Worldwide imprint.
“The Money Gang, the N.W.A. family and I would like to give respect and love to Tupac Shakur and the Hoopla/WIDEawake/Death Row [Records] family,” said Lil Eazy. “I’m excited to soon bring you a new generation of rap that will reign in and bring success like the old Ruthless/Death Row era.”
Lisa Marcum, of N.W.A. Entertainment, added, “I am excited about this possibility with Hoopla [Worldwide] in bringing together this Death Row/Ruthless saga, which is known as the biggest beef in rap history, into a new era with N.W.A. Entertainment, bringing the fans what rap has been missing — real rap music. And what better way to do that than through Lil Eazy-E.”
Ironically, Death Row was the rival label of his father’s Ruthless Records. Both record companies were locked in a rap fued during the 1990s, when Dr. Dre left Eazy’s label to launch Death Row with Suge Knight.
Lil Eazy-E was previously signed to Virgin Records in the mid-2000s, and later landed a deal with Blackground/Universal. Niether deal panned out. He’s still hard at work on his long awaited debut. Stay tuned…