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 AllHipHop.com 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.