Today (April 7th) people in Compton, California are celebrating the memory of Eric "Eazy-E" Wright. The former major of Compton, Omar Bradley, declared April 7th to be "Eazy-E" day stating "Eric made Compton famous not just in California, but all over the world," at Eazy's funeral, continuing "I recognize Eazy as a young man who grew up in the streets of Compton–and brothers and sisters, we know it's not 'easy' growing up in Compton."
Eazy, known for founding Ruthless Records which released albums by rap groups like N.W.A., The D.O.C., Above The Law, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony and others. Jerry Heller who co-founded the label with Eazy said "March 26, 1995 was the saddest day in the history of rap music," continuing "Not a day goes by that Gayle [Heller] and I don't think about my long time friend and business associate with the fondest remembrances. He was an incredible visionary, and truly ‘the little big man.’ R.I.P my brother."