Eazy-E Has 'Reels' of Unreleased Music: 'He Had Songs With Guns N’ Roses'

Eazy-E Has 'Reels' of Unreleased Music: 'He Had Songs With Guns N’ Roses'

Published Thu, April 6, 2023 at 12:51 PM EDT

On March 26, 1995, Hip-Hop lost one of its greatest visionaries when Eric “Eazy-E” Wright passed away at only 30 years old. Shortly before his passing, Eazy had just patched up old wounds with Ice Cube in a moment that was depicted in the 2015 N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, and was putting the pieces together for an N.W.A reunion.

Despite the beginning of a reconciliation with Dr. Dre, the Ruthless beef with Death Row Records was still in full effect as Daz and Kurupt had just released “What Would You Do,” on the Murder Was The Case soundtrack and Eazy had recorded his response “Wut Would You Do,” released posthumously on his album Str8 Off The Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton

With that history and more, March 22, 2023, was a special day for Hip-Hop — the release of Daz Dillinger and Lil Eazy-E’s collaborative project The Legacy, a 12-track LP that appropriately featured artists from various generations, including Kokane, RBX, Tha Chill of Compton’s Most Wanted, Kid Capri, Nate Dogg’s son NHale, Lil E’s brother Baby Eazy-E and more. 

It was a full circle moment and one that showed just how much the once tumultuous west coast has come together. At a listening event for The Legacy held in Hollywood, Rock The Bells caught up with the late rapper/CEO’s longtime friend Arnold “Bigg A” White, who orchestrated this album as well as earlier collaborations between Eazy’s sons, Lil Eazy-E, E3 and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis Young. According to him, it all started with a recent trip to Taiwan.

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“Daz had a trip to Taiwan, so I said, ‘Daz, let’s bring Lil Eazy.’ He said, ‘Hell yeah.’ When Lil Eazy came that’s when they put their energy together on stage. Daz said [to Lil Eazy], ‘As soon as we get back to L.A., it’s time to activate your album,’" he remembered. 

He said it was really Eazy that put the project together. "We worked with his energy, we worked with his spirit," Bigg A explained. "Lil Eazy has never had an official album come out. I give this to the spirit of his father because the right tools were put into place. I didn’t need a couple independent producers, I needed a couple of platinum producers’ names on there that understood the legacy of his dad. Over the years since I’ve been working with Daz and them, every show he do, every show Snoop do, they give it up to Eazy in the show.”

With all of the aforementioned features on the project, Bigg A revealed that there was almost a father/son collaboration, one that could still happen very soon. 

“[A Eazy-E feature] was almost there on this project,” Bigg A told Rock The Bells, before eluding to the possibility still being very real. “With the success of this record and the relationship we have with [Eazy-E’s widow Tomica], I think in the very near future we might see another Eazy-E project or another single with [Eazy’s] vocals from some unreleased music.”

For years, fans have wondered if Eazy still had unreleased music out there. After he passed, he had two songs pop up on the Ruthless 10-year anniversary project Decade of Game, a verse on Mack 10’s The Recipe, and an 8-song release called Impact Of A Legend, but nothing since then. However, Bigg A says there's more unreleased music out there, including a collaboration with some rock legends. 

“There is unreleased music still out there,” Bigg A confirms. "We know for a fact that he had two or three or four reels in his car when he went to the hospital. Those reels came up missing. He had songs with Slash from Guns n’ Roses — he had songs with Guns n’ Roses on those reels. Those reels have been found 'cause they wound up in Canada. That’s a whole other story, but what happened to them [since], I don’t know. I don’t know if the estate got them, but there is unreleased music, and Yella has some, I know for a fact that there is some unreleased acapella vocals, that he was working on some records with a couple of producers I worked with and last I heard was that they were up in Dre’s studio.”

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