Eazy-E's Son Hints at Using AI to Share His Father's Unreleased Music

The late rapper's last album came out in 1996

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Nov 23, 2023

In the same month as the Beatles turned a decades-old demo into their final song, "Now and Then," through the use of AI, Eazy-E's unreleased music might be getting the same treatment.

The N.W.A. founder and hip-hop pioneer's family was at a ceremony renaming a stretch of Compton's Auto Drive South to Eazy Street in his honour when his son Lil Eazy hinted at the possibility of touching up his dad's vaulted songs. 

"[Lil Eazy] revealed he's got big plans for the estate in the future ... including some collab with AI," TMZ reported today. "The AI idea is just one of the visions [Lil Eazy] says he's floating to honour his famous father's legacy ... AI tools could prove useful in completing some of the unreleased tracks."

As documented in the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A. were plotting a return and had gotten in the studio together shortly before Eazy's death.

The last time Eazy himself shared original music was in 1996 — a year after he died of an AIDs-related illness — when his now-defunct label Ruthless Records posthumously released Str8 off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton on his behalf. 

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