The new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton is a massive runaway success, so it makes sense that a sequel is already in the planning stages. And TMZ reports that there is already a “sequel, of sorts” in the planning stages, though it sounds like it might not actually have much to do with the original movie. This time around, it’ll focus on the Death Row years of the early ’90s, and the stories of Snoop Dogg and 2Pac will play prominent roles.
Daz, one half of Tha Dogg Pound, claims that the new movie will be called Dogg Pound 4 Life and that Dr. Dre’s song Curtis Young, who wasn’t in Straight Outta Compton, will take over in the role of Dre. Compton producers Dre and Ice Cube won’t be involved this time around, though Daz says that Cube has approved it.
Daz says that the movie will mostly be about the music but that it will also include the impact that gang violence had on things. Suge Knight will be a part of the story, but producers won’t be working with him. And along with Snoop, Pac, and Dre, it will also tell the stories of Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G, and Nate Dogg.
Honestly, this sounds like a classic example of a rapper talking out of his ass about things that won’t happen. Still, those Straight Outta Compton grosses have to mean that we’ll get more rapper biopics soon, and I would absolutely watch the shit out of a movie — even a bad one — about the Death Row years.