Jerry Heller, known to most as the co-founder of Ruthless Records and manager of the “World’s Most Dangerous Rap Group” N.W.A. has died. Heller co-founded Ruthless Records with partner Eazy-E and went on to sell millions of records with N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, J.J. Fad, The D.O.C., Michel’le and others.
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In 2015 after the release of the biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” Heller filed a $110 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, & NBC Universal over his portrayal and claimed he never gave NBC Universal permission to use his likeness for the film.
Heller had a very successfu career before rap, representing artists such as The Who, Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath through his Heller-Fischer Agency.
Heller was 75.