Easy-E’s Death Gets Murkier

One of hip-hop’s craziest conspiracy theories is beginning to shift toward the realm of not-so-cray-cray as another person has alluded that Easy-E’s death may have involved foul play.

Frost, a Latin rapper signed to Easy’s Ruthless Records in 1995, was recently interviewed for a documentary titled “For The Record: The Story of Latinos in Hip Hop,” with the clip originally posted on Siccness.net this week. Soon, the clip and Frost’s carefully worded accusations in it were being circulated across the internet.

Easy died of AIDs in March 1995 after a brief illness. Like many rumors in the hip-hop community – such as Suge Knight being involved in Tupac’s murder even though Knight sat in the passenger seat at the time, or that Knight dangled Vanilla Ice from a banister to secure rights to “Ice, Ice Baby” – Easy’s death was considered a potential murder.

As one person put it: “If you shoot somebody you go to jail forever … So they got this new thing out … they get blood from somebody with AIDs and then they shoot you with it. So that’s a slow death, an Eazy-E thing, ya know what I’m saying?”

That would be Suge Knight during a 2003 interview with Jimmy Kimmel – a theory that Easy’s manager, Jerry Heller, accommodated.

“[Knight] said ‘Ya kill ‘em. You inject ‘em. Eazy-E style.’ I mean, come on. Do they not care when an African American kills another African American? Do they not care?” Heller told Murder Master Music Show (via HipHopdx.com).

“I don’t know, man. I mean, why haven’t they solved Biggie’s murder? Why haven’t they solved Tupac’s murder? If Eazy was murdered, if he was injected, why haven’t they solved it? You can’t tell me that people who can track down Osama bin Laden and kill him in Pakistan can’t find out who killed Biggie on Wilshire Boulevard coming out the fuckin’ Petersen Museum with fuckin’ cops there. Makes no sense.”

Frost went further, extending the theory that Easy was injected with AIDs through an infected needle at an acupuncture session.  

“I’ma tell you what happened with Eazy getting AIDS and I believe this to the day and I believe this to this day,” Frost said while being interviewed as part of the “For The Record” documentary (via UpRoxx.com). I don’t care if you guys got it on film. You can tell the world. They gave him tainted needles with acupuncture. Needles that tainted him, they gave it to him.”

“What happened was is that someone, I won’t say the name, but people know the name. I don’t wanna say that name ‘cause it’s the devil’s name, but another person in Rap, if you know your history of Rap, calls him the devil. If you know the history of Rap, West Coast Rap, you know who I’m saying. I was told even in my last conversation from Eazy not to even talk to that man. Not only that, but I think that they really had a stronghold of giving him tainted needles with the AIDS virus in him with acupuncture.”

UpRoxx.com points out that Easy’s daughter, E.B. Wright, said the recent biopic “Straight Outta Compton” downplayed her father’s contentious relationship with the Death Row Records mogul. Easy’s son Yung Easy has also embraced the theory that Knight played a role in his father’s death.

“notice in#StraightOuttaCompton Eazy did not get sick until after the studio incident with suge and look how he acknowledged & admits on this interview with #JimmyKimmelinjecting ppl instead of shooting them is a new thing that’s done,” Yung Eazy said in an Instagram post (via HipHopdx.com).

“Oh n let’s not touch the topic on Ice Cube naming his album “Lethal Injection” #FreeYourMind#RipEazyE #EazyE #FuckSugeKnight.”

As for Frost, he brought up a rhetorical question during the “For The Record” interview: “Have you even heard of somebody dying in two weeks of AIDS? It’s unheard of.”

Want to go further down the rabbit hole? Knight once straight-out said Dr. Dre was gay.

“Tupac said ‘I’m tired of this [meeting]. Dre you is a fa***t.’” Knight told Howard Stern a few years ago, as transcribed by EurWeb.com. To which Dre allegedly responded, “First of all I’m not a fa***t … I’m not homosexual, I’m bisexual …”

Well, go check out the entire NSFW post if you need to.  Funny if one wanted to suggest that this was a coded message to Dre that the foundation was set for another “offing.”