Who is Eazy-E’s widow? Tomica Wright Wiki Bio

Tomica Wright was born on 7 December 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is the CEO of the Ruthless Records American record label, but is mostly recognised for being the widow of Eric Lynn Wright, who was a famous rapper better known as Eazy-E.

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Early life and education

Tomica was raised in Los Angeles by her parents – her mother is a housewife while her father is a businessman who was rarely around as he was always working hard.

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Tomica attended San Fernando Valley high school, and after matriculation enrolled at Santa Monica College where she stayed for two years before switching to West Los Angeles College in Baldwin Hills – she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1992. Tomica grew up listening to rap music and watching movies, and she made it her life’s goal at a very early age to become a film producer.

Tomica’s career

Tomica launched her career by working for several premier production houses, however, she didn’t gain any recognition until she started working for Tabu Records as their secretary. The company was founded by Clarence Avant, who is known throughout the US as ‘The Godfather of Black Music’. She and Clarence became very close, and when he moved to Motown Records, he took Tomica with him.

Her venture with Tabu Records and Motown helped her gain experience and improve her skills, which led to her becoming an entrepreneur; she founded her own business, and thinks of Clarence Avant as her mentor.

Tomica was named the CEO of Ruthless Records in 1995, after her husband Eric Lynn Wright passed away. She already had enough knowledge to run the record label, which was just as well as she had to face numerous problems. At first, people did not see Tomica as fit to run it, many of the company’s employees regarding her as too inexperienced. However, to everyone’s surprise, Tomica went on to make the company successful, as she first focused on retaining the in-house artists, then started recruiting new talents.

Tomica Wright and Eazy-E

It took her two years to bring the company to order and start making good money, and is credited with Ruthless Records signing various famous artists such as Big Chan, Big Rocc and Chis Tucker, among others. In 1997, she signed a deal with Sony Music which further improved the status of Ruthless Records.

She is credited with the launch of the “Decade of Games” compilation album in 1998, for the company’s 10th anniversary, which features singles by groups and musicians such as Above the Law and J.J. Fad, as well as two of Eazy-E’s unreleased tracks.

Love life and marriage with Eazy-E

Tomica and Eazy-E met in 1991 at a nightclub in Los Angeles and began dating – they were not planning on marrying as they were both against the belief that two need to sign papers to be happy together.

However, after Eazy-E was diagnosed with AIDS and found out that he had a short amount of time to live, the two decided to marry so that his company would be inherited by Tomica. The wedding took place in 1995 just twelve days before Eazy-E died. Shortly after his death, rumors began circulating the internet that the famous rapper was murdered so that Tomica would inherit his wealth, but this has remained just a conspiracy theory.

Tomica gave birth to two of their children during the year. They first welcomed their son Dominick Wright sometime in the first half of the ‘90s, while their daughter Daijah was born six months after Eazy-E died. It is widely believed that Tomica has a child with another man whom she dated before meeting Eazy-E, but again, there is no confirmation.

Hobbies and other interests

Tomica grew up watching movies and TV series and became a huge fan of the film industry during her teenage years, making it a dream come true for her to become a film producer. Some of her favorite actors and actresses include Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington and Lupita Nyong’o, while some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “In the Heat of the Night”, “The Equalizer 2”, and “Black Panther”. She grew up being keen on rap music, with some of her favorite groups and rappers being Dr. Dre, N.W.A, and Eminem among others. Tomica is a philanthropist who has helped many people struggling to find a job and earn enough money for food and basic necessities.

She has donated a large sum of money to charity in support of underprivileged children, and those in need in Africa. As she is also a lover of animals, she uses her fame to raise awareness of the importance of preservation of the endangered species of animals.

Appearance and net worth

Tomica is 50 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). Her net worth is over $15 million as of early 2020.

Who was Eazy-E?

Eric Lynn Wright, better known as Eazy-E, was born in Compton, California USA, on 7 September 1964 – his zodiac sign was Virgo and he held American nationality.

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Eric was a rapper, record producer, and an entrepreneur known as ‘the Godfather of Gangsta Rap’, who gained recognition after working with the N.W.A hip hop group. Eric was raised in Compton, the Los Angeles suburb known for crime and gang activity, by his parents Richard, a postal worker, and Kathie Wright, a grade school administrator. He attended a high school in Compton, but dropped-out in second grade, although eventually gaining his high school diploma. He started off supporting himself by selling marijuana – his close friend Jerry Heller has written about Eazy selling weed in his book “Ruthless: A Memoir”. By 1986, Eazy had made around $250,000 by selling drugs, however, after his cousin who was his role model was killed, Eazy decided to leave the life of a drug dealer behind him, and started working on his career as a rapper.

In 1987, Eazy founded Ruthless Records with his childhood friend Jerry Heller, with him having 80 percent share and Jerry having 20 percent. One year previously, Eazy together with Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube founded the N.W.A hip hop band, and DJ Yella and MC Ren joined shortly afterwards.

Their first album was released on 6 November 1987, and was certified gold in the US. Eazy was simultaneously working on his solo career, and released his debut album entitled “Eazy-Duz-It” on 16 September 1988, counting twelve songs. The album become popular all around the US, selling 2.5 million copies and reaching #41 on the Billboard 200. N.W.A continued working together after Ice Cube left in 1989, and released their “100 Miles and Runnin’” and “Niggaz4Life” albums in 1990 and 1991.

The band began facing problems after Jerry Heller became the band’s manager, and Dr. Dre and The D.O.C. wanted him out of the picture. It all led to Eazy-E being threatened by another band member, stating that he knew where his mother lived and would harm her if Eazy wouldn’t let Dr. Dre and The D.O.C. leave the band. After Eazy signed them out in 1994, the N.W.A band officially disbanded.

Eazy’s first son was born in 1984, and daughter Erin in the following year. According to Jerry Heller, Eazy was the father of 11 children with eight different women at the time of his death. He died on 26 March 1995 due to HIV/AIDS complications, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California, with more than 3,000 people attending his funeral. At the time of his death, his net worth was calculated at over $50 million.

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