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Straight Outta Compton: The Stereogum Review

Straight Outta Compton, the new movie about N.W.A., once dubbed the world’s most dangerous group, strives for (and achieves) historical accuracy, but rarely offers any new insight. The film is pistols and palm trees, colors and cops, all surrounding a larger-than-life group whose indelible songs regaled with every gritty detail. The biopic spans the year… More »

By: Collin Robinson / July 31, 2015 - 2:04 pm

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

N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member

UPDATE: A rep for Dr. Dre and Eminem tells Rolling Stone they have “no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 1:14 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

MC Ren Is Pissed He’s Not In The Straight Outta Compton Trailer

The most recent trailer for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton came out a few months ago, but founding member MC Ren took to Twitter today to air his grievances about not being included. “Man fuck these bitches at universal pictures leaving me out the movie trailers tryin to rewrite history,” he wrote. Probably understandably,… More »

By: James Rettig / June 10, 2015 - 4:51 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

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for the first time, since the Hall only inducts artists 25 years after their first record came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

Paul Giamatti To Star In N.W.A. Biopic Straight Outta Compton

Paul Giamatti is the latest addition to the cast of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. The Hollywood Reporter says that the actor will portray the group’s manager, Jerry Heller, who helped the group during their rise but was pointed to as one of the reasons for their breakup due to his money mismanagement. Giamatti joi… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 7:52 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

Nirvana, Replacements Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced 16 acts eligible for induction in 2014: Nirvana, Kiss, the Replacements, Hall And Oates, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes, and the Zombies. In order to be eligible, it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 15, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Public Enemy, Rush, N.W.A. Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Earlier today, Rolling Stone announced that Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush have been nominated to enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. This year will be… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012 - 8:54 am

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