Unless you're a budding neophyte of today's hip-hop culture, it's safe to assume that you know N.W.A. founding member, Eazy-E died from AIDS-related complications. Yet, in a newly surfaced interview with Page Six, California legend Too $hort revealed that he doesn't believe this to be factual.
While celebrating his forthcoming project, The Pimp Tape at the Sapphire Gentleman's Club, he reminisced on a memory of how Eazy "was the person to take me on my first tour," and "after the show, Eazy-E would go places . . . chasing women. Eazy was my homie. We ran together, we did the strip clubs.”
Abruptly following by saying, “I don’t really want to get into that right now. But that is not how I think it happened." $hort, eerily switched gears to discuss Eazy's legacy. "If you had no Eazy-E, you got no NWA, no Dr. Dre, no Ice Cube, no Tupac Death Row years . . . no Bone Thugs. No Aftermath, no 50 Cent, no Eminem — the way we know them. The branch that is called Eazy-E on the hip-hop tree is massive."
Well, he has a point in terms of his legacy, but this conspiracy theory needs a more detailed explanation.
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