N.W.A.: Though they only released two albums and one EP, their work is still remembered. Ice Cube became a Hollywood star. Dr. Dre established himself as a taste maker in the hip-hop and pop world. Eazy-E (R.I.P.) combined comedy with the thug life and created a unique sound. His influence can be heard rappers such as Eminem, Lil Wayne and others. DJ Yella brought the N.W.A. sound to life through his production. M.C. Ren's songwriting ensured the group's legacy.