A MEMORIAL to American gangsta rapper Eazy-E will be arriving in Newhaven “within the week”.

This comes after a successful campaign by resident Guy Stevens, who demanded his town council immortalise his hip-hop hero.

Newhaven Town Council, who admitted it had “no idea” who Easy-E was, allowed him to build a bench if he could raise the funds.

After a global campaign, the devoted fan raised more than £1,500 for a bench, which is now set to be built on Denton Island.

A jubilant Mr Stevens told the told the council: “Get a gangsta rap concert going in the summer.

“I want Eazy E and NWA blaring out of the speakers on Denton Island with a burger van and beer tent.”

The rapper from Compton, California, achieved success in the early Nineties with songs such as F*** Tha Police, Express Yourself and Real Mutha******** Gs.

Eazy E’s daughter was planning to visit the bench in honour of her father, who died in 1995, but “didn’t realise it was in the UK”.

But she told Mr Stevens she “appreciated the gesture”.

Mr Stevens raised £1,549 for the bench by enlisting support from hip-hop fans across the world.

Mr Stevens’ campaign received support from America, Sweden and Portugal.

A hip-hop night at the Green Door Store in Brighton also raised money for the bench.

The memorial cost £1,177, with the remaining money going to local HIV charities, the Sussex Beacon and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Mr Stevens said: “I’m just glad I’ve managed to cement myself in hip hop history and have a mention on Eazy E’s Wikipedia page.

“Thanks to everyone who donated, I really do appreciate it and not only have you got the bench, you’ve also helped people living with HIV in the area.”

The mayor of Newhaven, who previously told The Argus he “didn’t have a clue” who the rapper was, said the town was grateful to Mr Stevens for the campaign.

Councillor Graham Amy said: “This was a good-hearted jest which has turned into a brilliant gesture.

“It will be a nice bench for people to rest even if they’ve never heard of him.

“I will certainly be visiting.”

A spokeswoman for Newhaven Town council said: “The grounds maintenance team will be putting it in as soon as they are able to.

“We are hoping to put it in within the week, but this is not a certainly.”