When DJ Vlad penned a tribute post on Instagram which highligted AIDS Awareness, he did so at the expense of late rapper Eazy E, who allegedly died from complications related to the disease. Many fans and his family have refuted his official cause of death. Rumors have long persistented that Eazy-E was killed by either Suge Knight […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. The album was one of 25 additions to the registry announced Wednesday […]

NEW YORK (AP) — N.W.A. entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday, with the groundbreaking quintet that reflected the rough streets of Los Angeles in a style known as gangster rap defiantly refuting those who suggested rappers didn’t belong in the institution. They joined the rock hall in a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. N.W.A., led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful […]

Since the release of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, many have questioned the absence of Dr. Dre’s history of misogyny and abuse towards former girlfriends and…

Fresh off of topping the box-office with generating $60.2 million in domestic revenue last weekend, “Straight Outta Compton” has secured a place on the small screen. TheWrap.com reports that FX Networks has bought the exclusive U.S. commercial television premiere rights to the N.W.A. biopic, which debuted as the fifth-highest August premiere ever. With “Straight Outta […]

A reintroduction and renewed interest of N.W.A. and their music wasn’t the only thing triggered by the success of the group’s biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” A 2003 video of Suge Knight joking about the death of N.W.A. founding member Eazy-E‘s from AIDS was sent viral. Knight’s joke about Eazy came during an appearance on “Jimmy […]

In wake of the nationwide opening of the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” Eazy E’s daughter, E.B. Wright, (Erin Bria), is sharing her thoughts about her father’s portrayal in the film. https://instagram.com/p/mA7sKsrbPM/?taken-by=wewanteb   Though she was only four when he died, E.B. recalls fond memories of her dad, and she praises Jason Mitchell ‘s performance […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” struggled to find its footing. Universal’s N.W.A. biopic earned an astonishing $56.1 million in its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Director F. Gary Gray’s well-received film charts the formation and rise of the influential rap […]

Veteran actor and rapper Ice Cube is the producer for the movie Straight Outta Compton about his group, NWA. The story chronicles when five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. The film premieres today and he talked to […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of “Straight Outta Compton” says he’s “very happy with the accuracy” of the movie that depicts the creation and eventual breakup of influential rap group N.W.A. F. Gary Gray says he relied on accounts from surviving members of the Southern California group, including credited producers 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 […]