Jerry Heller Addresses "Straight Outta Compton" Inaccuracies With Regard To Eazy-E
"I made the Dr. Dre deal with Jimmy" Iovine, Heller says.
Jerry Heller worked with Eazy-E and N. W. a as they rose through American popular culture in the 1990s. He is played by Paul Giamatti in the movie Straight Outta Compton which details the group's journey through the music industry.
In an interview with the Murder Master Music Show, Heller says that the film was "revisionist history," especially in relationship with Eazy-E. watch the scene where Eazy-E is shown in bits and pieces while driving past a poster for the Dr. Dre's The Chronic as particularly disturbing.
"Eazy was a hard muthafucka," Heller says. "Of course, he's never going to cry".
In the film, the rapper shows the preparation of the bags of weed to sell after being forced to sell their house, while Dr. Dre is enjoying success with Suge Knight on Death row Records.
Heller explains that Eazy-E was not to bankruptcy when Dr. Dre left Ruthless Records and that they actually made money with the rapper-producer's work after he signed with Jimmy Iovine and Interscope, which includes The Chronic.
"I made Dr. Dre according to Jimmy," Heller says. "Jimmy called and said, 'I don't think Dre ever record for your company again.' We had been trying to do things well and to his people is not allowed and she said that Eazy, 'you know, Jimmy is probably right, and if we were gonna make a deal for your future, we could do with someone like Jimmy that we know that we are going to pay.'"
The manager says that the scene where Eazy-E receives a beating for Suge Knight and his henchmen it is also incorrect.
"In the first place Eazy would never have gone to that study if Suge had called," he says. "He would never go there at 3:30 in the morning if Suge woulda called it. There is only one person who could have come to him through that study and we all know who it is. That was ridiculous. Never touched it. There were four guys dressed in black with lead pipes. He called me the next morning. He was embarrassed because he had ceased to o