at first, worked Heller as agent for, among others, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Marvin Gaye, but it was like a of the leading figures in West Coast rap in the late 80s as Heller became a household name.
His career was lined with intrigue. Rapper Ice Cube left NWA in 1989 on the grounds that he had underpaid. In the film “Straight Outta Compton”, which deals with the NWA, Jerry Heller played by Paul Giamatti. Where the manager is portrayed as a hustler who takes money from the band. Heller sued the producers and said that the film was filled with lies about him.
A total received Heller and the record label Ruthless Records eleven albums in the top 40 on the Billboard charts. Later he directed himself in Latin American rap and in 2006 he published his memooarer, “Ruthless”.
Jerry Heller was 75 years old.