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Eazy-E’s Quotes about Life, Success and Reality as He Saw It

Titi Dokubo
Jan 21, 2023
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Eric "Eazy-E" Wright was a Compton-born rapper with a savvy business sense and an engaging personality despite being called one of the gangsta rap pioneers. Read 32 of his quotes below.

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Eazy-E was a member of N.W.A, a 'Niggaz With Attitude' group he started that was soon known as "the world's most dangerous group." He started the group with Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson.

Around the same time, the high school dropout also co-founded Ruthless Records. The group released its first album in 1987, quickly followed by a second album, "Straight Outta Compton." Their albums were a success, and the second earned double-platinum sales.

Eazy-E, known to challenge authority, soon released his successful solo album. His choice of lyrics also made him a voice of a generation. Read these 32 Eazy-E quotes that focus on the life and reality of the late rapper and get to know more about him.

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Eazy-E's quote: "Movies don't make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "Movies don't make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E Quotes to Inspire You to Reach Your Goals

"Don't be a follower, be a leader." — Eazy-E

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"If you want to get your point across, you gotta cuss." — Eazy-E

"I have seven children by six different mothers. Maybe success was too good to me." — Eazy-E

"I'm not religious, but wrong or right, that's me." — Eazy-E

"Now I'm in the biggest fight of my life, and it ain't easy." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "Don't be a follower, be a leader." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "Don't be a follower, be a leader." | Image: AmoDays

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"We're not making records for the fun of it; we're in it to make money." — Eazy-E

"I put Compton on the map." — Eazy-E

"Just remember: It's your real-time and your real life." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E Quotes about His Take on Life in the Hood

"The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality." — Eazy-E

"But I will not portray Compton as a bad city." — Eazy-E

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Eazy-E's quote: "We're not making records for the fun of it; we're in it to make money." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "We're not making records for the fun of it; we're in it to make money." | Image: AmoDays

"What we're showing may not be your reality, but it's ours." — Eazy-E

"Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the hood." — Eazy-E

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"Compton is my city." — Eazy-E

"The boys in the hood are always hard." — Eazy-E

"The black police in Compton are worse than the white police." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "What we're showing may not be your reality, but it's ours." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "What we're showing may not be your reality, but it's ours." | Image: AmoDays

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"I go to correctional facilities and talk to kids there. They have little kids in there who are, like, 12 years old, stealing cars and stuff like that." — Eazy-E

"Where you from, fool? Compton!" — Eazy-E

"Not all cops are bad, but this kind of harassment has been going on for years in the ghetto." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's Quotes on Various Aspects of Life

"I'm not saying this because I'm looking for a soft cushion wherever I'm heading, I just feel that I've got thousands and thousands of young fans that have to learn about what's real when it comes to AIDS. Like the others before me, I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin. Because I want to save their [...] before it's too late." — Eazy-E

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"Cussing ain't for everybody." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "I go to correctional facilities and talk to kids there. They have little kids in there who are, like, 12 years old, stealing cars and stuff like that." — Eazy E | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "I go to correctional facilities and talk to kids there. They have little kids in there who are, like, 12 years old, stealing cars and stuff like that." — Eazy E | Image: AmoDays

"I'll let the people decide what they think is good taste." — Eazy-E

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"Get thee behind me, Satan, and push me along. I'm kin to the devil." — Eazy-E

"If we could, we'd change a lot of things. But the only thing that's going to really change things is money and time. And time might just make it worse, too" — Eazy-E

"Eazy-E is going to remain Eazy-E." — Eazy-E

"I'm here to save you, but who's to save me?" — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "I'll let the people decide what they think is good taste." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "I'll let the people decide what they think is good taste." | Image: AmoDays

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"We're like reporters." — Eazy-E

"They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality." — Eazy-E

"Movies don't make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool." — Eazy-E

"We're giving them reality." — Eazy-E

"Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It's reality rap. It's about what's really going on." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "I'm here to save you, but who's to save me?" | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "I'm here to save you, but who's to save me?" | Image: AmoDays

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"A solution to stop gang banging: SNOW!!" — Eazy-E

"Fee fi foe fum, she's scratching on my back. Oh, here she comes." — Eazy-E

Eazy-E's quote: "Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It's reality rap. It's about what's really going on." | Image: AmoDays

Eazy-E's quote: "Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It's reality rap. It's about what's really going on." | Image: AmoDays

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Despite his love for inciting controversies, Eazy-E was a charitable man and would speak up for those who couldn't. Unfortunately, he died on March 26, 1995, at 31, after suffering from complications from AIDS.

Shortly before his death, he suffered from severe respiratory issues, and while hospitalized, he learned he had contracted AIDS. His album was posthumously released that same year.

To read about another beloved and successful rapper with excellent business sense, go over these quotes by Ice Cube.

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