Hip Hop Culture for Grown-Ups
Thanks to the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, many back stories and forgotten histories have been unearthed regarding N.W.A’s rise to prominence. Some were not so hidden, like the internal conflicts and disagreements, and others were not-so-well known, like the continual, sometimes physical conflict between Eazy-E and Suge Knight.
Rappers Bone Thugz N Harmony, a Cleveland act that Eazy discovered, have suggested a conspiracy behind Eazy’s death for years. Perhaps this is a piece to a bigger picture. With all the activity attached to Knight’s name it’s not farfetched to imagine he could have played a role in something as heinous as what’s implied.
In 2003, fresh out of jail for whatever, Suge Knight appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live and cracked an eerie, uncomfortable “joke” about alternative methods of murder then connects it to Eazy-E’s death. Watch the video below.