Soon, it will be possible to pull up to Eazy Street in your ’64 Impala.
The 100 block of Auto Drive South will soon be known as “Eazy Street” after the Compton City Council recently voted to rename the street after late rapper Eazy-E.
Eazy-E, whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright, was born and raised in Compton before he rocketed to stardom in the late 1980s with N.W.A. The group consisted of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, MC Ren and Arabian Prince.
The city will celebrate the newly renamed street with a block party on Nov. 22 that will feature performances and appearances from the late rapper’s children and former collaborators.
In 1988, N.W.A. released its debut album “Straight Outta Compton,” which included the hit song of the same name. Wright also released his solo project, “Eazy-Duz-It,” which included the highly popular song “Boyz in the Hood.”
The rap legend died in March 1995 at the age of 30 shortly after he announced that he had been diagnosed with AIDS.
Alonzo Williams, one of Wright’s earliest collaborators, helped spearhead the street’s renaming. Williams owned Compton’s Eve After Dark nightclub, which helped launch acts including Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Williams now serves as the Compton Entertainment Chamber of Commerce.