Ruthless Records founder and rapper Eric "Eazy-E" Wright is the subject of a new documentary in production, Ruthless Memories. Production company Ruthless Propaganda is making the film, using new interviews from Eazy's N.W.A. band-mate MC Ren, along with his longtime business partner, Jerry Heller.
Directed by Sergio Hernandez, Ruthless Memories also includes interviews with several Ruthless Records artists from later years, including B.G. Knocc Out, who appeared on one of Eazy-E's last hits, "Real Muthaphuckkin' G's." The film is planned for DVD release in Fall 2012.
Eazy-E died from complications of the AIDS virus in March, 1995. Ruthless Records is still in operation, run by Eazy's widow Tomica Woods-Wright.
(May 3, 2012)
UPDATE: Sergio Hernandez, director of Ruthless Memories, announced to HipHopDX that the film will release on December 21. Pre-order purchasers before December 7th will receive their name in the film credits. For more information, visit RuthlessMemories.com.
(November 24, 2012)
UPDATE #2: Sergio Hernandez has posted a six-minute trailer of Ruthless Memories to YouTube: