In a heartfelt tribute to one of its most iconic figures, the City of Compton is set to honor the late rapper Eazy-E, a pivotal member of the groundbreaking group NWA. The city has announced its plans to rename Auto Plaza Drive South to "Eazy Street" in a special ceremony. This event, scheduled for November 22 at the LA Crystal Hotel, aims to solidify the rapper's enduring legacy in his beloved hometown.
Eazy-E's daughter, Erica Wright, shared her deep appreciation for this honor, reflecting on her father's profound connection to Compton. The initiative received backing from notable figures like Senator Steve Bradford and Mayor Emma Sharif, and was driven forward by Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams, a former World Class Wreckin' Cru member and current president of the Compton Entertainment Chamber of Commerce. Williams, who also owned the influential nightclub Eve After Dark, saw this as a fitting tribute during hip-hop's 50th anniversary year.