80s Eazy E 1989 Tour Rap Hip-Hop t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 25 in.
Content: 50% cotton, 50% polyester
Tag Brand: Royal First Class
This epic concert tee comes from Eazy-E's 1989 tour, which helped to promote his debut solo album which was released the year before, Eazy-Duz-It. This shirt is from the private collection of one of the artist's bodyguards from the 80s and 90s, and the shirt is deadstock- completely unworn. This is a super rare piece from Hip Hop's Golden Era.
Eazy-E was wildly famous for his role in the hip-hop group N.W.A alongside other west coast rap icons like Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. The group was a key player in setting the foundations of gangsta rap which highlighted the violence, drugs, and crime of street life. Among their most notable works were Straight Outta Compton and 100 Miles And Runnin.
This '89 tour showcased Eazy E's solo album Eazy-Duz-It, that was launched only a month after he released Straight Outta Compton with NWA. The record was released by the rapper's own label Ruthless Records and it reached double Platinum status with only minimal radio and TV promotion, showing the raw popularity of Eazy-E and his music. Popular tracks off the album included "Boyz-n-the-Hood (Remix)", "Eazy-er Said Than Dunn", and the title track.
Eazy-Duz-It would be the rapper's only full-length solo album in his lifetime. His rap and hip-hop career continued growing with NWA, until they broke up in 1991. Following the group's breakup, Eazy-E carried on running his label Ruthless and geared up for his second solo album Str8 off the Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton, which released a year after his untimely passing in 1995. Despite his time being cut short, Eazy-E's legacy lives on thanks to his major contributions to rap & hip-hop. Today he is still celebrated through iconic music, memorabilia, and a dedicated fan base.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Unworn, deadstock. Small spot, see pics.