In honor of what would have been Gangsta Rap pioneer Eazy-E’s 48th birthday, a small gathering took place in Downey, California on Friday September 7. The late rapper and founder of N.W.A./Ruthless Records was honored by family, friends and former business associates at a small private event, according to Sergio Hernandez of Ruthless Propaganda, who provided HipHopDX with this information.

Guests included Eazy’s mother Kathie Wright, his son, artist Lil Eazy E, B.G. Knocc Out, Kid Frost, Rhythm D, Loesta, Dirty Red and DJ Speed.

The event was videotaped, with footage being made available soon. Ruthless Propaganda is already at work on a documentary on the Compton, California icon.

Born September 7, 1963 Eazy-E died on March 26, 1995 due to complications from the AIDS virus.

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