First of all, I urge you to go see Straight Outta Compton if you haven't yet had the chance. It's one of the best movies of the year, and I would say it sheds light on the N.W.A. group as a whole, but it really does focus on Eazy-E and his successful, yet tragic life.
Fresh off the film's box office numbers majorly outperforming projections, we have some news about Eazy-E's untimely death back in the 90s. Former Ruthless Records label member Arturo Molina, Jr. (better known as "Frost") gave the scoop for an upcoming documentary titled “For the Record: The Story of Latinos in Hip Hop”.
Here's what he said:
“I’m-a tell you what happened with Eazy getting AIDS and I believe this to this day. I don’t care if you guys got it on film. You can tell the world. They gave him tainted needles with acupuncture. Needles that tainted him, they gave it to him.”
There's been a lot of controversy swirling around the death of the famed rapper, and many people point to Suge Knight as a potential culprit. Here's what the now-in-jail Knight had to say about Eazy-E's death on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Suge Knight's certainly-controversial words:
“If you shoot somebody, you go to jail forever. You don’t want to go to jail forever. They have a new thing out. They have this stuff they called… they get blood from somebody with AIDS and they shoot you with it. That’s [a] slow death. The Eazy-E thing, you know what I mean?”
Eek. Who can we believe on this? I know one thing is for sure... the mysteriousness of Eazy-E's death will get a second look because of the success of the film. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of findings come out of that examination.
Check out the trailer for the film. One of the hardest hitting scenes from it was when Eazy-E finds out he got AIDS. Definitely give it a look, even if you aren't a fan of hip-hop!
(Via: The Wrap)