With Straight Outta Compton still topping the box office for a third consecutive week, more and more discussions (and/or gossip) surfaces about N.W.A. and the circumstances surrounding Eazy E’s untimely passing.
The 23-year-old daughter of the late rapper, Erin Wright, is on the verge of continuing the legacy of her father: Not only with her own music (an EP titled We Want EB), but also a documentary about his life. The doc is titled A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies and will shed more light about her father’s stuff she says wasn’t covered in the film. She says they are looking for funding and plan on releasing it during the second half of 2016.
"A lot of Eazy E's storyline was missing but that's okay because I'm producing a documentary that will show everything including his death,” she said. “The main focus is the scandal surrounding my father’s death, what happened to his estate, and all the people that were involved: the good, the bad, and the ugly, and it’s gonna touch a little bit more on his life. It will get more in-depth than the movie,” she explained to MadameNoire.
Erin says she likes the film, but thought they could have included more info about Eazy’s success after the group disbanded. “He did discover Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, one of the biggest rap groups of all time. The movie managed to show the successes that Dre and Ice Cube had outside of N.W.A, but not my dad,” she said.
About her own music, Erin says people expect her to rap because of who her father is, but actually, her sound is more pop, and her access to music industry comes from her mother, who is a music manager. “I do have hip-hop influence, but I make pop music. I have musical background on my mother’s side,” she said. “My great grandfather sang back up for Sammy Davis Jr. I actually don’t get my musical talents from my dad.”
We Want EB is due this October. Read the rest of the interview here, and check out her interview with DatzHott below: