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Movies that reflect the revolutionary undercurrent running through society dominated this year’s voting for the 7th AAFCA Awards. Straight Outta Compton, the surprise summer box office hit centered on the 90’s rap group N.W.A., captured an overwhelming majority of the votes cast by members of the association. The Universal Pictures film earned multiple awards for […]

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Ice Cube sat down for The Hollywood Reporter’s Producer Roundtable to discuss his experience making Straight Outta Compton, the box office monster about his rap group NWA. “Seeing it about to fall apart, at many different times,” was the most painful part of making the film, Cube said. He and co-producer Dr. Dre, each brought […]

Last week, Dr. Dre issued another apology regarding his past with assaulting woman. It was criticized like most public apologies are: Maybe it was just a publicity…

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Straight Outta Compton” easily maintained its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a sleepy late summer weekend at North American multiplexes, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s N.W.A biopic, a much buzzed-about hit, dominated over the late August releases that often characterize Hollywood’s dog days of […]

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Since the release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton which has earned nearly $60 million at the U.S. box office, much talk has been focused on the women who were not only lyrically assaulted by the notorious west coast rappers, but also physically attacked at the hands of rapper/producer Dr. Dre. Dre’s alleged hatred of […]

The Straight Outta Compton movie is already brewing up quite a storm of positive reviews, and it hasn’t even officially hit theaters yet. Ice Cube and Dr.…

With the release of the much anticipated N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” Dr. Dre is sure to reap a lot of profits from both the flick and his arguably even more anticipated first album in 16 years, “Compton,” which serves as the movie’s soundtrack. Dr. Dre‘s decision to forgo the hefty profit and instead donate it […]

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As the story of N.W.A. makes its way to the big screen, the group’s original members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre weigh in on the real-life murder case involving former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. Chatting with The Hollywood Reporter in a recent cover story, Cube mentioned that he was on set the day […]

Marion “Suge” Knight, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit  [PDF] filed by the family of Terry Carter, the…

Marion “Suge” Knight, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit  [PDF] filed by the family of Terry Carter, the…

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The crux of Suge Knight’s defense for murder was laid out in courtroom on Wednesday, centering on the fact that he is legally blind in…