$hort mentioned how Eazy helped his career take off by taking him on tour.
“Eazy-E was the person to take me on my first tour, and there was nobody telling him to do it.” He said.
The Bay Area MC mentioned how, even though Eazy and Dr. Dre we’re close back in the day, $hort would not hang out with the producer.
“I did not used to hang out with Dr. Dre,” $hort said. “After the show, Eazy-E would go places . . . we are going out chasing women. Dre wasn’t even really into that, even back then. Eazy was my homie. We ran together, we did the strip clubs.”
In the interview, $hort mentioned how he does “not necessarily agree” Eazy died from AIDS back in 1995, but quickly changed the topic to bring light to the Compton legend’s importance in rap.
“Since you brought up Eazy-E. Let’s say if there was no Eazy-E, how does that impact hip-hop? If you had no Eazy-E, you got no NWA, no Dr. Dre, no Ice Cube, no Tupac Death Row years . . . no Bone Thugs. No Aftermath, no 50 Cent, no Eminem — the way we know them. The branch that is called Eazy-E on the hip-hop tree is massive.”
Too $hort is set to drop his new album “The Pimp Tape” on November 9th.