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Newhaven to get Eazy-E tribute

By | Published on Thursday 21 February 2019

The Sussex town of Newhaven will erect a memorial bench in honour of Eazy-E, even though the town’s council has admitted it has never heard of the NWA rapper and doesn’t think much of his music either.

This all began with Newport resident Guy Stevens demanding that the town erect a statue in honour of the late NWA member, who died in 1995 one month after being diagnosed with AIDS. The Eazy-E fan told his local authority: “You just wasted money on a bandstand on Denton island no one cares about, so why not an Eazy-E memorial?”

After Stevens set up an online poll in a bid to find other supporters for this south coast Eazy-E tribute, the local council said it would be happy for him to build a bench in the rapper’s honour, providing he could pay for it. This was despite council officials having to Google who the hip hop pioneer was and then admitting that they were “not a fan” of his oeuvre.

Stevens welcomed the news, telling local newspaper The Argus that the Eazy-E honouring bench was “better than nothing, which is pretty much all Newhaven has”. He then added: “It’s a great day not just for myself but for the future of Newhaven. I might push for someone to fly over from America for the ceremony”.

Of course he first needs to find the cash to pay for the bench. A gofundme page has been set up which is close to raising half of the £2000 that is required. You can chip in here.