How Eazy-E’s Announcement Changed The Face Of HIV/AIDS

easy-eIn 1995, rap artist Eazy-E, a major figure in the commercial development of “gangsta” rap and co-founder of the group N.W. A. announced that he had AIDS and was in dire condition. AIDS would be the disease the eventually took his life only a few weeks after making the announcement. While HIV/AIDS was still relatively taboo in the Black community, instead of quietly going away, Eazy made the decision to courageously make the announcement to share with the world in hopes of helping others to know the truth.