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Dr. Dre Details Long-Awaited 'Compton: A Soundtrack'

August 1, 2015

Update: Dr. Dre will stream Compton, uncensored and in its entirety, early on Apple Music. The album will play in a loop for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. PST on August 6th. DJ Zane Lowe will host a radio show dedicated to the album beginning...

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Dr. Dre to Release New Album as 'Compton' Soundtrack

July 29, 2015

Dr. Dre will finally end fans' 16-year wait for a new album when the rapper releases his Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, which will consist of new music entirely produced by The Chronic mastermind, a source tells Rolling Stone. Dre is expected...

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Dre on Suge Knight Crash: 'Maybe He Was Looking for Trouble'

July 22, 2015

UPDATE: A rep for Dr. Dre and Eminem tells Rolling Stone that despite reports to the contrary, the pair have no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A. With the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton due out August 14th, Dr. Dre and...

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Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'

July 5, 2015

Dr. Dre opened up The Pharmacy Saturday night on Apple Music's Beats 1, and the G-Funk extraordinaire used his debut hour-long radio program to praise the late J Dilla as well as discuss the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "There's...

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Ice Cube Reunites With N.W.A's DJ Yella and MC Ren Onstage

June 28, 2015

As promised, N.W.A staged a semi-reunion at Los Angeles' BET Experience Saturday night as Ice Cube performed alongside MC Ren and DJ Yella for the first time in over 25 years. Sandwiched between a mini-set of Ice Cube solo cuts ("Check Yo Self,"...

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Marco Rubio Declares Allegiance to West Coast Rap

June 6, 2015

Marco Rubio is well known for his love of hip-hop, so the Republican primary candidate was given the opportunity to expound on the subject of "modern-day poets" during a visit to the Fox News talk show Outnumbered on Thursday. After some discussion...

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Watch Intense, Violent 'Straight Outta Compton' Trailer

April 1, 2015

N.W.A's early years can be seen in the latest trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic that follows the legendary West Cost rap group's fall and rise in the Eighties. The new clip highlights Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey...

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Ice Cube's 'Friday' Back in Theaters for 20th Anniversary

March 20, 2015

Ice Cube's stoner film classic Friday turns 20 years old next month, and in celebration of the anniversary, 400 American theaters will screen the movie on Monday, April 20th – a national weed holiday – at 7:30 p.m. local time, Buzzfeed reports.  "For...

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Go Behind the Scenes of N.W.A Film 'Straight Outta Compton'

July 16, 2015

The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters August 14th, and hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy traveled to the Los Angeles neighborhood to go behind the scenes of the upcoming movie and take a tour of Compton with the members of the group. Fab...

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N.W.A Reunite (Sort of), Kendrick Lamar Thrills in L.A.

June 29, 2015

The surviving members of near-mythical reality-rap group N.W.A reunited on Saturday at Los Angeles' Staples Center in front of a nearly sold-out hometown crowd. . .Or at least most of them did. Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella were present, but Dr. Dre,...

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Ice Cube Will Reunite N.W.A for BET Experience Show

June 8, 2015

Ice Cube will revisit his gangsta past later this month, when he performs numerous N.W.A songs with MC Ren and DJ Yella at a Los Angeles concert. "It's just gonna be a great night," Ice Cube tells Rolling Stone of his BET Experience gig at the Staples...

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Ice Cube on Reliving N.W.A for 'Straight Outta Compton'

April 15, 2015

"Compton hasn't changed," Ice Cube says of the L.A. suburb where he got his start. "It's wack. It's pretty much the same thing as it's always been, and that's fucked up really.... You don't know what's going to happen from day to day, and it can go from...

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Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-E's Death, New Music

March 26, 2015

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "We...

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Watch the N.W.A Biopic's Red-Band Trailer

February 9, 2015

During the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube appeared in a commercial where the two rap legends drove around Compton and talked about how now is the right time to release the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton. Immediately...

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Watch Fan-Shot Recording of N.W.A Biopic Trailer

December 30, 2014

Earlier this month, an enterprising Ice Cube fan in Australia uploaded a bootleg recording of the trailer for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which the rapper showed during a concert in Sydney. Though the video quality...

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Paul Giamatti Cast as Controversial Manager in N.W.A. Biopic

August 16, 2014

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has found its Jerry Heller. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Giamatti has signed on to play the N.W.A. manager and Ruthless Records co-founder in the upcoming film about the pioneering hip-hop group. Giamatti...

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N.W.A Biopic Casts Dr. Dre, Eazy-E

June 16, 2014

UPDATE: Universal announced in a statement that the biopic will be released in theaters on Aug. 14th, 2015. In April, F. Gary Gray, director of the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, staged an open casting call to find actors to...

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Green Day, NIN, Smiths Nominated for Hall of Fame

October 9, 2014

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic,...

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Lil Eazy-E Coaching Actor Playing Dad in N.W.A Biopic

July 3, 2014

Despite a report that he was unhappy with the casting, Eric Wright, Jr. – the son of N.W.A rapper Eazy-E who records as Lil Eazy-E – tells Rolling Stone he has embraced Jason Mitchell, the actor portraying his father in the Ice Cube–produced...

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