Eazy-E, or Eric Wright, Los Angeles native and man credited for helping start gangsta rap, gives an interview discussing what’s gangsta rap. He explains it gives a voice to a group rejected by society based off their skin color. 119 more words
Ice-T, or Tracy Lauren Marrow, made electro music in early 1980s. In 1986 he released, “6 In The Mornin”, the first gangsta rap record. He didn’t release more gangsta rap until later, but he does have the first song.
2Pac, or Tupac Shakur, pictured above, another Compton rapper who blew up onto the gangsta rap scene. Emphasizing the jarring reality of being black in todays society, Tupac’s gangsta rap told a story and always went beyond the music. 77 more words