Dr. Dre’s son Curtis Young, Eazy E’s son Eric Lynn Wright Jr., Jam Master Jay’s son Jason Mizell, MC Ren’s son Anthony Dunbar & E’40′s son Droop-E.
*Oh boy, they’ve thought of everything.
A new reality show starring the sons of rappers is next on the hot plate for television junkies.
According to TMZ, N.W.A. and Run-DMC’s kids are going to be entertaining viewers as they go along in the shadows of their fathers.
Currently titled, “Seeds of Hip Hop” (sounds kind of like a TMI comment or something), the show will star Dr. Dre’s son, Curtis Young, Eazy E’s son Eric Lyn Wright Jr., MC Ren’s son Anthony Dunbar, E’40’s son Droop-E and Jam Master Jay’s son Jason Mizell, all of whom are in their 20s.
The show doesn’t have a home just yet, but you can bet one of these networks is going to scoop that one up with a quickness.
Currently it’s being shopped around to VH1, TV-ONE, FUSE TV and BET.
*Late, great, N.W.A. rapper, Eazy E is going to be remembered via film.
Ruthless Propoganda has officially announced a release date for “Ruthless Memories,” a documentary about the life of Eazy E.
According to reports, the film will include exclusive interviews with E’s bandmates, MC Ren and Jerry Heller, an old business partner.
There will also be interviews with former Ruthless Records artists, such as B.G. Knocc Out. Knocc Out appeared on one of Eazy E’s last hit songs “Real Compton City G’s.”
Sergio Hernandez (the director of the film) says the project will be released on December 21. He also stated that pre-order purchasers who buy their copy before December 7 will see their names appear in the film’s ending credits.
Eazy E’s 1995 death from A.I.D.S complications is widely disputed and has resulted in numerous conspiracy theories.
Erin Bria Wright & her father, Eric (Easy E) Wright
*The N.W.A. biopic has created a buzz among gangster rapper fans and hip hop heads, including the late Eazy E’s kids.
Just last week, Eric Wright Jr., the son of the group founder, who died of AIDS at the age of 31, said he’d most likely take the role of his father. But his sister, Erin Bria Wright, is now saying that she wants to do it, explaining that her brother needs to not be given the role, but needs to compete for it. Whoa, interesting.
In a statement released to the Huffington Post, she articulately made her point:
“I feel the role of my dad in a biopic should “Not” just be a “given” to my brother Lil Eazy solely on the strength that he is my father’s junior! To be honest my father has four sons total who all resemble him in their own way, just as I have an uncanny resemblance to my father and I am a girl. I think my brother should have to audition and earn the role by delivering a great read instead of just being handed the role-and I’d like to add that I feel I should have that same opportunity to audition for the role as well, and be given equal consideration based on my acting ability and not just my relation.
“I have dreamed of getting this role for many years now, as I have always been inspired by how Hilary Swank played a boy in “Boys Don’t Cry,” which I’ve referenced in a past AllHipHop.com interview in 2007.”
*The daughter of the late West Coast rap legend Eazy-E, E. B. Wright is releasing her debut single, “What I Wanna Do” on Sept. 7. The singer, songwriter, reality television star and entrepreneur is on her way to stardom.
Since starring in episodes on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16″ (2007) and “Exiled” (2008), E.B. Wright is keeping her father’s legacy alive, with the launch of her “We Want E.B.” campaign. She also founded Eazystreet Entertainment, which establishes and manages producers, songwriters and other talent.
A press release says that with the release of “What I Wanna Do,” produced by Juice of Eazystreet Entertainment, the world is going to be amazed at just how musically talented Eazy E’s daughter really is. And you know what? The press release is right. Her Pop / Rock sound comes as a fresh surprise since it’s not what you would expect from a hardcore rapper’s daughter.
Watch her bio/trailer for “What I Wanna Do” here:
Check out a snippet of the Eazystreet Entertainment artist’s song here:
*Hopefully the rumor is true; word is, a biopic of L.A.’s seminal gangsta rap group, N.W.A. is in the making.
Although screenwriter Andrea Berloff, known for co-writing the 9/11 film ‘World Trade Center,’ was hired by New Line Cinema to write the script, one of the members of the group, Ice Cube, is itching to get involved.
“I’m trying to make it happen,” Cube told The BoomBox.com. “I think the story needs to be told. N.W.A did a lot for not only music but for art in general, for pop culture. I think the story needs to be told for youngsters who don’t know the significance of the world’s most dangerous group.”
N.W.A. was hip-hop’s “most dangerous group” back in their heyday, with former members, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Yella, and the late and legendary Eazy E. The group formed in 1986 in Compton, California and ushered in an era of gangster rap like the music world had never seen. They made a ruckus for sure, coming out with a reigning anthem for many, “F- Tha Police.”
The group banded together for a good five years before finding success doing solo albums. While Cube and Dre were undoubtedly successful, Easy-E tragically became a victim of AIDS and died in 1995.