The members of hit rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are feeling some type of way about the amount if respect hip-hop pays their mentor Eazy-E. Bone Thugs believe the fact Eazy E died of AIDS has something to do with the lack of props hip-hop gives Eazy-E.
Bizzy Bone told TMZ, “Some people seem like they are afraid to commemorate him due to how he died. But Bone never once has — nor will stop — commemorating him.”
Many remember Eazy-E as the founding member of pioneering rap crew N.W.A. and fathering seven children with six different women. Eazy discovered Bone Thugs in 1995. the group also believes hip-hop is still in place where it subscribes to AIDS being a “gay disease” and Eazy-E unfairly gets that label despite contracting it through unprotected heterosexual intercourse. Krayzie Bone thinks hip-hop believes dying of AIDS is an inferior death than getting shot like Big and Pac. “They died being known as gangsta heroes. Eazy died from a disease … so many look at that differently,” he commented.
In effort to honor Eazy-E’s memory and contribution to our culture, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will perform “Foe Tha Love of $,” which features a verse from Eazy-E, during the Rock the Bells Tour. Eazy-E will appear on stage as a hologram through the September and October run of the tour.
Layzie Bone added, “The success Eazy left to the rap game is enormous and can’t be topped by anyone. We are going to make sure we have the stage full of Eazy love.”