Compton Pays Tribute to the Late N.W.A Rapper Eazy-E with the Naming of a Street in Honor Of His Legacy
Expressing her gratitude, Kathie Wright addressed the crowd with tears in her eyes, thanking everyone for their presence and acknowledging the city of Compton. Flavor Flav, commenting on Rock The Bells Instagram post, congratulated Eazy-E and praised his blessed relationship with his mother.
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“I’m so proud of everybody that’s here today,” Eazy’s mother Kathie Wright “And say I love you all and thanks so much for showing up at this presentation. Thank you very much, the city of Compton. I would like to thank everybody that had a part in this and I love you and God bless, and he is watching from a distance. Thank you very much. Everybody have a nice day and have a Happy Thanksgiving.”
EazyE’s mother, Kathie Wright, along with most of the crowd in attendance, was in tears as she spoke about what it meant to see her son get a street named after him ❤️— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) November 24, 2023
Lil Eazy-E shared his sentiments on the occasion, stating that his father had finally received the recognition he deserved—a monumental street in the city he helped put on the map. He emphasized that, although it took time, the timing aligned with God's plan.
Alonzo Williams, the President of the Compton Entertainment Chamber of Commerce, played a pivotal role in making this tribute happen. Recognizing Compton's rich history, Williams saw an opportunity to highlight the city's hip-hop history, especially during the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Approaching the City Council with the idea, they embraced it, leading to the renaming of Eazy Street.
Eazy-E, born Eric Wright, passed away at the age of 31 on March 26, 1995, succumbing to AIDS-induced pneumonia. His announcement of being diagnosed with the virus came just days before his death at a Hollywood news conference. The street renaming serves as a poignant and lasting tribute to the influential gangsta rap pioneer in the city he called home.