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Ice Cube Says Dr. Dre’s Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Is Coming This Week, Is Basically A New Dre Album

During a stop by Philadelphia radio station Power 99 this morning to promote the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube let slip some big news about the movie’s Dr. Dre-curated soundtrack. We already knew it was set to feature new music from Dre plus Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. Now we know it’s coming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Watch N.W.A. Reunite On “Fuck Tha Police” At BET Experience

Just as Ice Cube promised, he, MC Ren, and DJ Yella performed together as N.W.A. for the first time since 1989 at last night’s BET Experience event in L.A. Although Dr. Dre wasn’t there, unfortunately, the three MCs performed N.W.A. tracks “Fuck Tha Police” and “Chin Check” (with some help from Snoop Dogg) and gave… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Your $10K Donation To Geto Boys’ Kickstarter Will Earn You A Custom-Designed Casket And Embroidered Pillow

Houston rap trio the Geto Boys have been out of the game for a decade, but like plenty of other veterans on hiatus, they’ve decided to return by launching a Kickstarter campaign. Rolling Stone reports that their new album will be called Habeas Corpus, and their campaign will attempt to raise $100,000 by 7/15. The… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 15, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Watch The Red Band Trailer For N.W.A Biopic Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton, the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, has been in the news a lot lately, but it hasn’t been for good reasons. Suge Knight is in prison right now because he allegedly killed someone in a hit-and-run on the movie set. But the movie is still on the way, and dark context aside, it look… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch The Trailer For N.W.A Biopic Straight Outta Compton

After languishing in production hell for years, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton is finally on its way, and Ice Cube showed off the trailer to prove it. During a show in Sydney a few weeks ago, the rapper screened a trailer for the film, which was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O’Shea… More »

By: James Rettig / December 30, 2014 - 10:54 am

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer’s aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album — and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate Ben Langmaid — is accordingly looser and less brusque. She has styled herself less like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Here’s The Cast Of NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton

After the production-hell delays on biopics about Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, it is kind of a relief to hear that the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is right on schedule and has the full support of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. And now, the film’s main cast has been announced. Ice Cube will be… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 18, 2014 - 5:50 pm

The Predator Turns 20

During the spring of 1993, my family took a vacation, making the 15-hour drive from the Baltimore suburbs to Disney World. During the endless and queasy ride, I sat in the back of my family’s Ford Aerostar with a Walkman and a cassette of Ice Cube’s The Predator that a friend had dubbed me just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Ice Cube’s “Good Day” — 1/20/92 or 11/30/88, Probably

In Ice Cube’s classic 1992 single “It Was A Good Day,” the L.A. rap legend, flowing over an atypically laid-back Isley Brothers sample, lists off all the reasons why the day he just had was a good one: He got laid, he beat his friends at dominoes, he saw the lights of the Goodyear Blim… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2012 - 11:49 am

Gathering Of The Juggalos Turns 10

Time to stock up on Faygo and clown make-up. Joining Insane Clown Posse in southern Illinois next month are 50 bands that look and sound like Insane Clown Posse, plus Vanilla Ice, and the comedy stylings of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Not to mention dope-ass activities like ninjas juggling fire and a human cannonball. Watch thisMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 22, 2009 - 4:29 pm

N.W.A. Get A Biopic

New Line is developing Straight Outta Compton, a movie about controversial rap group N.W.A. EW reports that the film’s producers (among them Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright) are “actively searching for a director along the lines of Curtis Hanson (8 Mile).” Which is exciting news, but whatever happened to Welcome Back,More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2009 - 10:55 am