Third in the series of pixel drawings of gone(but not forgotten) Rap & Hip-Hop legends.
This pixel depicts Eric Lynn Wright, more well known as Eazy-E, one of the creators of the "Gangster Rap" music Genre.
As founder of Rutheless Records, and a prominant member of controversial Rap group N.W.A, Eazy was a sucessful artist with a distinctive youthful, high-pitched voice. His lyrics focused on Urban street life; guns, drugs, relations between residents and the police, and sexual activity and made him notorious in many circles.
Eazy died of Aids in 1995, and since, April 7th is celebrated as Eazy-E day in Compton, Califonia. Even in death, Eazy still inspires prominant Hip-Hop artists, while his son has adopted his stage name and continues is legacy.
He will always be remembered.
~ R.I.P Eazy-E~
.::Gone but not forgotten::.
Created using photo as a reference on MS Paint, Text incorperated using Photoshop CS2
ENG: My tribute to Hip Hop, tried to avoid the stereotypes of graffiti and breakdancers and all. Just the dead legends and the ones who defined the East and West. Went back to the black-white-grey-red colors of my Abstract series because it fits the music I think.
NL: Mijn eerbetoon aan hiphop, ik heb geprobeerd de standaard graffiti en breakdancers enz. te vermijden. In plaats daarvan alleen de dode legendes en de groepen/personen die West en Eastcoast rap hebben gemaakt tot wat het is. Ik heb de zwart-wit-grijs-rood kleuren uit mijn Abstract-serie weer gebruikt omdat het past bij de rap muziek.
In short: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Time: 4-5 hours