In a heartfelt tribute, the city of Compton paid homage to the late rapper Eazy-E on Wednesday by renaming the 100 block of Auto Drive South as Eazy Street. Eazy-E, also known as Eric Wright, was a pivotal member of the groundbreaking hip-hop group NWA, and his impact extended beyond music as the founder of Ruthless Records and a successful solo artist.
The official renaming ceremony was open to the public, and showcased the new Eazy Street sign, acknowledging his profound influence on the city of Compton and the entire hip-hop community.
Compton Mayor Emma Shariff, city council members, and Eazy-E’s family joined the event, with Alonzo Williams, president of the Compton Entertainment Chamber of Commerce, playing a pivotal role in helping champion the renaming initiative. Eazy Street, located off Alameda Street and leading into the Gateway Towne Center shopping plaza, stands as a lasting tribute to a hip-hop legend.