Bank forecloses on the mansion of rapper Eazy-E
The Calabasas, California mansion that once belonged to the late rapper Eazy-E has been foreclosed on earlier this year after his widow allegedly failed to keep up with mortgage payments.
According to reports, the California mansion of Eazy-E was popular back in the 1990s due to its crazy, all-night parties, as well as an open door policy for entourage members and hoards of women.
The 6,700 square-foot California mansion reportedly even fashioned a black room with fluorescent pillows and a neon sign that read “Eazy’s Playhouse.”
When N.W.A rapper Eazy-E passed away back in 1995 due to complications from AIDS, the California mansion was passed to his wife Tomica Wright. But according to official records, which just became available, Wright failed to continue with the mortgage payments in 2011, which totalled to a whopping $168,278.78.
Unable to come up keep up with the mortgage, the five-bedroom, six-bath California mansion was then sold at a foreclosure auction in May for $2.2 million.
Eazy-E — whose real name is Eric Lynn Wright — is affectionately called “The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap,” and was a rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before investing in Ruthless Records and becoming a rapper. When Ruthless artists Dr. Dre and Ice Cube wrote “Boyz-n-the-Hood”, Dre, Cube, and Eazy formed N.W.A. After Arabian Prince, DJ Yella and MC Ren joined the group, N.W.A released ”N.W.A. and the Posse.” In 1988, they released their most controversial album, “Straight Outta Compton.” After that, the rap group released two more albums and then disbanded after Eazy-E released Dr. Dre from his contract.
Eazy’s main influences included 1970s funk groups, contemporary rappers, and comedians. When reviewing the late rapper’s albums, many critics noted his unique overall style, with Steve Huey of the All Music Guide summing up: “While his technical skills as a rapper were never the greatest, his distinctive delivery (invariably described as a high-pitched whine), over-the-top lyrics, and undeniable charisma made him a star.”
On February 24, 1995, Eazy-E was admitted into Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what he believed to be was asthma, but was instead diagnosed with AIDS. On March 16, he publicly acknowledged his condition, and died due to complications ten days later.