With the success of the NWA biopic ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ[Straight Outta Compton](tag:332789)ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ members of the group have been in the news again. Now weÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂve learned that one former member had a connection to the world of comics as well.
A Rapper, producer, and the head of his own record label the late great Eric Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E was an innovator in the music industry whether as a member of NWA or doing his own solo projects. When you think about Eazy you donÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt usually think comics, but it turns out the hip hop legend was looking to develop a comic book about urban men with super powers. Titled ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe HoodÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ. Wright met with Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld in hope of seeing his vision come to life. So with Eazy on so many peoples mind due to the success of the NWA biopic ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂStraight Outta ComptonÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ, Liefeld has posted some of the sketches that came out of those meeting with the rapper.
As most people know Eric Wright was taken much too soon - after being diagnosed with AIDS he passed away one month later.
ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs unfortunate that we never were able to see this project come to life. With a reputation of staying true to his artistic vision like music he created his comic could have been just as ground breaking.