A Plaid Shirt From Original Penguin Features Rapper Eazy-E
Plaid is an eye-catching pattern or print featuring vertical and horizontal bands of various colors arranged in various ways, making plaid an extremely versatile fabric suitable for numerous garments – including shirts. One popular use for plaid is in flannel clothing – perfect for creating an easygoing laid-back vibe! Original Penguin has produced this plaid shirt featuring a round neckline, short sleeves and front graphics featuring rapper Eazy-E.
Eazy-Duz-It was an iconic figure in hip-hop culture. Over the course of many decades since, he created an image of Compton that has become so entrenched in pop culture that any time any rapper from West coast claims they come from Compton they instantly associate them with Eazy’s image of Compton.
Eric Lynn Wright was better known by his stage name of Eazy-E, an American rapper and record producer renowned as the Godfather of Gangsta Rap. Often challenging mainstream popular music with both his lyrics and visual content, Eazy-E established Ruthless Records before becoming part of N.W.A as their face and voice.
N.W.A was initially composed of four members until Ice Cube and Dr. Dre announced their departure for solo careers in 1989 and 1991, respectively. Eazy-E continued releasing singles and EPs until his untimely death from AIDS in 1995.
Eazy-E was an eclectic artist. According to Allmusic, he grew up on Chicago’s South Side under his parents’ musical influence of blues and gospel music. Additionally, throughout his life he managed various businesses, such as an automobile dealership and nightclub.
Though Eazy-E’s legacy is complicated and turbulent, its impact on hip-hop culture cannot be denied. His style, personality, and N.W.A’s impact are undeniable and continue to have an outsized effect on what we know as hip-hop today. No wonder so many are still fascinated by Eazy-E; his pioneering legacy will live on as will this shirt paying a fitting tribute.