Lil' Eazy E Inks Deal With Blackround, Plans To Rep Compton On New Album
The 22-year-old rapper recently inked a deal with Blackground/Universal and is currently preparing his debut album Prince of Compton, due early next year.
Lil' Eazy-E, who was 10-years-old when his father died, said the disc will boast collaborations with Timbaland, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, among others.
He hopes the new album will properly represent his native Compton, which is credited with bringing gangsta rap to the mainstream and is also the birthplace of NWA, MC Eiht, and the Game, whose sophomore effort The Doctor's Advocate hits shelves on Nov. 14.
"We gonna keep it real," Lil' Eazy-E told AllHipHop.com of his objective to represent Compton. "[The Game] has been disloyal and he hasn't represented the city the right way. So he does him and I do me."
Blackground Records, which was launched in 1993, is owned by entertainment attorney Barry Hankerson and his son Jomo.
The label is also home to Timbaland & Magoo, Toni Braxton, and the late Aaliyah.