DR. DRE & EAZY-E
Who could ever forget the legendary rap group N.W.A and how they paved the way for hip-hop and gangsta rap back in the early '90s? The group was founded back in 1987 by Eazy-E with the members including: Arabian Prince (who left the group early on), Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren.
The group reached mainstream success with the debut of their album Straight Outta Compton. Although the group consisted of five members and their songs were mainly written by MC Ren and Ice Cube, Eazy-E was the front man of the group who's voice was mainly heard on most of the records. It has been reported that Eazy-E's popularity and ego led to the ultimate split of the group. As the group continued to dominate the rap scene, they sought after new management from Jerry Heller who also co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E. When Heller took over, Dre bagan to notice that Eazy-E was the only one truly benefiting from the group's success. Dre was angered by this since he produced the majority of the group's songs, and felt entitled to just as much money as Eazy-E was getting. Dre asked to be released from the group and label, but Eazy-E denied his request. The two began making diss tracks such as "Dre's Day" and "Real Muthaf****n G's" about one another. Dr. Dre got Suge Knight to look into Eazy-E's finances, who later threatened Eazy-E's family (namely his mother). So Suge sent a message to Eazy-E with his mother's information (including her address) which led to Eazy-E releasing Dr. Dre. The dismissal of Dr. Dre officially ended N.W.A, and the long term friendship the two once shared. Shortly before Eazy-E's passing, the two were able to reconcile.