MovieStyle: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Hawkins, who portrays Dr. Dre, added that it’s sad how “relevant it still is” and that all that can be done is “continue the dialogue”. But did you know Dre was originally supposed to be played by Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, who dropped out because of scheduling conflicts with Fantastic Four?


“There’s enough videotape, there’s enough things out there going on now to hold these officers accountable”, Ice Cube said at the premiere.

“He got everything right”, Ice Cube smiled.

The rapper and actor set up a special sneak-peek viewing of the film for his favorite NFL team Wednesday night, August 12, before its national release Friday, August 14.

According to VH1, O’Shea Jr. talked with Conan O’Brien about the upcoming N.W.A. biopic and how he transformed into his father. I would say all the allegations aren’t true.

How did N.W.A change the history of music? “We made it alright for artists to be themselves“. “They had to be us”.

It took Dr. Dre decades to speak out about what he’s done, but we’re glad he feels remorse for his deplorable actions.

He opened up about his past to Rolling Stone magazine, of which he’ll appear on the cover of the forthcoming issue alongside friend and fellow NWA member Ice Cube. We started that on the radio – bleeping out words – but the rawness wasn’t in the world until N.W.A said it was OK for you to be yourself.

DJ Yella on how there was no West before they came around: DJ Yella: “The truth is that there wasn’t much competition”. “You know, his son did, I mean what can can we say?” Shortly after the L.A. shooting, a 29-year-old man entered a movie theater in Tennessee with a fake gun during a screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road“. Watch a video of the interview here, and read Billboard’s story here.


N.W.A.’s groundbreaking 1988 album Straight Outta Compton revolutionized hip-hop and made sure that the name Compton would be forever iconic.

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