Lil' Eazy E Inks Deal With Blackground, Plans To Rep Compton On New Album

Eric "Lil' Eazy-E"

Wright, son of the late Eazy-E, hopes to be the next rap delegate of Compton,

Calif., and now he's well on his way.The

22-year-old rapper recently inked a deal with Blackground/Universal and is currently

preparing his debut album Prince of Compton, due early next year.Lil'

Eazy-E, who was 10-years-old when his father died, said the disc will boast collaborations

with Timbaland, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, among others.He

hopes the new album will properly represent his native Compton, which is credited

with bringing gangsta rap to the mainstream and is also the birthplace of NWA,

MC Eiht, and the Game, whose sophomore effort The Doctor's Advocate hits

shelves on Nov. 14."We

gonna keep it real," Lil' Eazy-E told of his objective to represent

Compton. "[The Game] has been disloyal and he hasn't represented the city

the right way. So he does him and I do me."Blackground

Records, which was launched in 1993, is owned by entertainment attorney Barry

Hankerson and his son Jomo. The

label is also home to Timbaland & Magoo, Toni Braxton, and the late Aaliyah.