Compton legend Eric “Eazy E” Wright’s widow is suing his son for the rights over the name of his company, Ruthless Records.
Eric “Lil Eazy” Wright Jr. is the oldest son of the rap pioneer.
Ruthless Records was founded by Eazy-E , Jerry Heller and Dr. Dre. in Compton, California in 1986. The label’s acts over the years have earned RIAA certifications of Platinum or higher on 15 of its released albums, including releases by N.W.A, Eazy-E, MC Ren, The D.O.C., Michel’le, J.J.Fad and Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony.
According to Bossip:
In a lawsuit filed by the widow of Eazy-E, Tomika Wright is looking to stop Eazy’s son, Eric Darnell Wright, from using the name “Ruthless” to sell his record label. According to The Jasmine Brand, she filed a federal trademark infringement suit against him this week. In the suit, she alleges that Eric and his business partner, Arnold White, posted a website called ruthlessrecordsinc.com.
She claims that they are using the site to do business as Ruthless Records. The site is described the company as “a full service marketing and business strategies firm, specializing in the music and entertainment industry. Our goal is to bring new music to life by inspiring a culture of creative artists”.
Tomika is not here for it. Eazy-E founded Ruthless Records in 1986 and she has owned the company since Eazy-E’s death.
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