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Best Eazy-E Costume Guide
Eazy-E was the stage name of the American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur, Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995). This highly-revered “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” notoriety was one of the forerunners in extending the boundaries of both musical lyrics and visual imagery way beyond conventional limits and acceptance in mainstream popular music. Eazy-E derived his inspiration largely from musical genres like funk, contemporary hip-hop, and, surprisingly, comedians. He is also known for his close collaboration with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. As a result, the trio formed the group N.W.A. and released the hugely controversial album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988. This album is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all-time, and undoubtedly one of the most influential in the genre, too.
If you really wanna be hip and make the jaws drop at the next Halloween costume party, just get into costume as Eazy-E. Start with a Compton hat, and add on a Cosplay Wig, Dark Lens Sunglasses, Pro Club Men’s T-Shirt, Front-Zip Jacket, Levi’s Men’s Jeans, Motorcycle Biker Gloves, Rapper Chain Necklace and the Nike Classic Cortez!
Eazy-E Cosplay Costumes
It’s not every day that you get the chance to dress up as one of the meanest gangsta rappers of all time dubbed as the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” and be as hip and tough as you can look. It’s also pretty rare an opportunity to strut out into the spotlight in equally glittering company with the likes of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, not to mention the numerous others who have made it to the big league in rap and hip-hop music. This highly-controversial figure was also the founder of Ruthless Records in 1986. In subsequent years, Eazy-E was caught in a high-profile legal tussle with Dr. Dre. To add to the headlines, he died finally of AIDS in 1995.
You will definitely bring awe, shock and lots of fond memories to any costume party with your own group of “gangsta” rappers and hip-hop friends in all kinds of apparel popularly associated with this musical culture and revolution!
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Eazy-E Costume Tips & FAQs
Step into the world of classic hip-hop with our Eazy-E costume guide. Known for his pivotal role in the rap group N.W.A. and his unique personal style, Eazy-E’s outfit is a throwback to the golden age of hip-hop. This FAQ will help you replicate his iconic look, perfect for music-themed events, retro parties, or as a tribute to this influential artist.
Eazy-E's signature style includes a black snapback hat, often a Compton or Raiders cap, worn backwards or to the side. He frequently wore black sunglasses, a black windbreaker or bomber jacket, and a plain or graphic t-shirt. His look was completed with baggy jeans and classic sneakers, such as Converse or Nike.
Eazy-E was known for his short, curly hair and a neatly trimmed mustache and goatee. To replicate his hairstyle, aim for a short, Jheri curl look, which can be achieved with a wig if necessary. The mustache and goatee should be well-defined and neatly groomed.
Essential accessories for an Eazy-E costume include his black snapback hat and black sunglasses, which were almost always a part of his look. Additionally, a thick gold chain or necklace can add to the authenticity of the costume.
Eazy-E often wore clothing associated with West Coast hip-hop culture in the late 80s and early 90s. Look for a black Raiders snapback cap, a black windbreaker or bomber jacket, and classic black sneakers like Converse Chuck Taylors or Nike Cortez. The t-shirt can be plain or feature graphic prints typical of the era.
To bring your Eazy-E costume to life, consider using some of his memorable lines or adopting his confident, laid-back demeanor: "Cruisin' down the street in my six-fo'." – from "Boyz-n-the-Hood," "The boys in the hood are always hard.," These elements will help you capture the essence of Eazy-E's iconic style and his significant role in hip-hop culture.
Eazy-E was born and raised in Compton. In 1986, even at the age of 22, he was reputed to have earned as much as $250,000 just from dealing drugs. It was only after the tragic demise of his cousin who was killed in a gunfight that he decided to withdraw from the drug trade and make his entry into the Los Angeles hip-hop scene. Capitalizing on the new genre that was beginning to grow in popularity, Eazy-E began recording his own songs in his parents’ garage. Not long afterward, he founded his own record label, Ruthless Records, in 1986.
After a short solo stint, Eazy got together with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre to form the group N.W.A. and released their controversial, landmark album, Straight Outta Compton. This highly-acclaimed album dealt with various socio-political issues and was lauded as one of the most influential ever within its genre. Eazy-E died in 1995 of AIDS.