In theaters August 14th. Universal Pictures synopsis is as follows: “In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following [cont.]
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Ice Cube talks about the upcoming N.W.A. movie and reveals how he feels about his son playing him in it.
Ice Cube speaks with DJ Chonz of KS-1075 Denver, to speak on his new single with Redfoo, as well as why Lil Eazy would not portray his father, Eazy-E, in the NWA biopic. Ice Cube Interview With DJ Chonz – KS-1075 Denver – 2014 by Djchonz on Mixcloud
Universal has released the first photo of the cast of F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, featuring the film’s Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. It was news broke earlier in the week that Dr. Dre would be played by Marcus Callender, however this has turned out to be incorrect, as the role will go [cont.]
It was revealed last week that Ice Cube cast his son, OMG, to play him in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dr. Dre will be played by Marcus Callender (Dinner At 40), while Eazy-E will be helmed by Jason Mitchell (Contraband, Broken [cont.]
LA radio station KCRW was on the scene at the casting call for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray. Hundreds of actors showed up to audition, as you can see in the photos below. Check out the station’s audio report from the scene, as well.
Ice Cube sits in with Arsenio to talk about his new film, Ride Along, and also speaks on how he believes his son, rapper OMG, is the best man for the job to play him in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic. He also performs a gangsta rap version of “Goodnight Moon” over the “Straight Outta Compton” [cont.]
Ice Cube called into LA’s Power 106 to speak on his new film, Ride Along, with Kevin Hary. He also gives status updates on the N.W.A. biopic, and the next installment of the Friday series.
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Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among a list of first-time nominees for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Alongside Rush and Deep Purple, this is the first time for both pioneering hip-hop acts to be recognized for the Hall, who will also join returnees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, [cont.]
The above image was posted by Dr. Dre via Twitpic yesterday, portraying him and director F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job) on the set of the as-of-yet-untitled N.W.A. biopic. (How about Straight Outta Compton?). More news on this as it develops.
In an on the street interview, TMZ discovered that the possibility of an N.W.A. movie could happen, starring the original members’ kids playing their fathers. Given each sons’ uncanny resemblances to their fathers, rumors have swirled that Curtis Young aka The Product would play Dr. Dre, OMG as Ice Cube, and Lil E as Eazy-E. [cont.]
This would never fly on American airwaves.
Crooked I spits over HBO’s Boardwalk Empire theme, and Ice Cube and N.W.A.’s “Hello”. LISTEN: Crooked I – “HHW Reloaded #10 (“Boardwalk Empire / Hello)” Crooked I – “HHW Reloaded #10 (“Boardwalk Empire / Hello)”
Cube talks with allhiphop, squashes the rumor of a N.W.A. reunion, talks about a possible movie and Dr. Dre’s album Detox. The new album from Cube hits stores July 13th.
Don Mega is making moves in Hollywood nowadays.Cube’s documentary “Straight Outta L.A.,” will appear on ESPN as part of the networks “30 For 30″ documentary series.The documentary describes the Raiders move from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982. It further describes how the team, as it gathered Black and Hispanic fans in Los Angeles, became [cont.]
Well kids, it was bound to happen. A new biopic about the legendary group N.W.A. is currently in the works. Straight Outta Compton will follow N.W.A from their early days in the mid/late ’80s through their peak in the early 90′s and onto their eventual breakup. The film will be released by New Line Cinema [cont.]
Backpackers read comics and fanboys like classic hip-hop? We can’t imagine anything like that to be true. Kenny Keil’s collection of comic book inspired rap album covers meshes the two into the ultimate nerdgasm. This, we like. Check out “The Great Adventures of Spider-Man”, “Dare Is A DarkSeid”, and more just beyond the link…. – [cont.]
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