Iconic rapper Eazy E’s new headstone unveiled in Toppenish
TOPPENISH, Wash. — More than two decades after his death, the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” has a new headstone.
On Saturday, more than a hundred people lined the streets of Toppenish to watch local headstone-maker “Cemetery Tim” Morris unveil a tribute to iconic rapper Eazy E.
Eazy E’s daughter Erica Wright said when her father died — when she was nine years old –the date on his headstone was wrong and the marker itself didn’t honor him in the way she feels he deserves.
“This is something I’ve been crying for, shed so many tears for, has been a big burden on my shoulders,” Wright said.
Wright and Cemetery Tim connected through Facebook about a year ago and started talking about the possibility of creating a new stone, one truly fit for Eazy E. Now, Wright has seen that dream come to life.
“[Tim] has released a burden, a heavy burden off of me,” Wright said.
The new headstone is ready to go to Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary in Whittier, Calif. where Eazy E is buried.
Wright says her favorite part of the stone is that it’s right: the dates are right, the feel is right and it pays homage to her father in the right way.
“My favorite part is that I got to do it,” Cemetery Tim said. “That’s it. Happy man.”
While attendees were able to get their pictures taken with the headstone, they didn’t get to keep them.
The family is keeping the stone under wraps until Eazy E’s birthday on September 7, when they’ll release the photos to attendees — and to the rest of the world.