Eazy-E of NWA went from gangster to music exec.
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12. Eazy-E of NWA went from gangster to music exec.
As depicted in the recent NWA biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Eazy E started as a notorious drug dealer and was involved in lots of gang-related activity before he rose to fame with NWA. After being convinced to invest his money in something positive, Eazy thrived in the music industry and was responsible for the careers of a number of huge acts including Black Eyed Peas. Picture: Rex