Eazy-E reportedly has “reels” of unreleased music, some of which feature collaborations with the legendary rock group Guns N’ Roses.
The Ruthless Records founder passed away nearly three decades ago but there could still be some posthumous records floating around, according to one of the late rapper’s close friends.
Rock The Bells caught up with Arnold “Bigg A” White at a listening event in March for Daz Dillinger and Lil Eazy-E’s joint album, The Legacy. According to him, Eazy had collaborations in the stash with Slash of Guns N’ Roses.
“There is unreleased music still out there,” Bigg A confirmed. “We know for a fact that he had two or three or four reels in his car when he went to the hospital. Those reels came up missing.
“He had songs with Slash from Guns n’ Roses — he had songs with Guns n’ Roses on those reels. Those reels have been found ’cause they wound up in Canada. That’s a whole other story, but what happened to them [since], I don’t know.”
He continued: “I don’t know if the estate got them, but there is unreleased music, and Yella has some, I know for a fact that there is some unreleased acapella vocals, that he was working on some records with a couple of producers I worked with and last I heard was that they were up in Dre’s studio.”
The Godfather of Gangsta Rap passed away on March 26, 1995 from complications related to AIDS-induced pneumonia.
The N.W.A frontman’s estate released Eazy’s only posthumous album, Str8 off tha Streetz of MuthaphukkinCompton, in January 1996 which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and several years later an EP in 2002 titled Impact of a Legend.
Meanwhile, Eazy-E’s childhood friend, Keefe D, recently claimed that Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris asked him to set up a call with Eazy to see his interest in potentially joining Suge Knight’s powerhouse label before Dr. Dre did.
“They called and asked me to hook them up on a conference call with Eazy-E. So I called, they talked to Eazy and they asked him, do he want to run their record company?” Keefe told VladTV, confirming they were referring to Death Row. “They offered it to him first.
“Once the phone call went dead, Eazy showed up to my house 30 minutes later. He like, ‘Dude, them dudes in jail and I’m already established.’ So the next day, my partner that was in the feds with Harry-O, he like, ‘Let’s call Dr. Dre.’ And he called Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre took the deal.”