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A Memoir

Ruthless( )
Author: Heller, Jerry
As told to: Reavill, Gil
Publication Date:Oct 2006
Publisher:Downtown Press
Imprint:Downtown Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Ruthless tells the explosive story of Jerry Heller's alliance with Eric Wright, aka Eazy-E, one of the legends of rap music and a founding member of N.W.A., "the world's most dangerous band." As a longtime music industry superagent, Heller had the skill and insight necessary to guide N.W.A.'s cometlike rise to the top of the charts. Along the way there were raucous nationwide tours, out-of-control MTV pool parties, and X-rated business meetings. Heller held on through the brutal...
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Heller, Jerry (Author)
Gerald Heller was born on October 6, 1940. He served in the Army and received a business degree from the University of Southern California. He started his music career in the 1960s as an agent and promoter. In 1987, he and Eric Wright, the rapper known as Eazy-E, founded Ruthless Records. A year later, the label released Straight Outta Compton, the debut album by the rap group N.W.A. With this and other albums, Heller promoted gangsta rap to a mainstream audience. In 2006, he wrote an autobiography entitled Ruthless with Gil Reavill. He died of a heart attack on September 2, 2016 at the age of 75.


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