The Story of “Fuck Tha Police” (Documentary)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Here’s Noisey’s new documentary on “Fuck The Police,” arguably N.W.A’s most iconic song and certainly their most controversial. In addition to first person commentary from Ice Cube and DJ Yella, they also speak with retired Compton police officers and former gangbangers to provide the cultural context for the creation of the song and the anti-law enforcement sentiment in Los Angeles in the 80’s.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A for Billboard

Video: Ice Cube Responds to Youtube Comments on “Straight Outta Compton”

Friday, August 21st, 2015

In this new episode of Noisey’s ‘The People vs’, Ice Cube responds to the universallyy positive comments on N.W.A’s classic “Straight Outta Compton” video.

Continue below to check out a trailer for the new season of ‘The People vs’ which will feature Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 50 Cent, Vince Staples, Migos, YG, Stormzy and others.

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Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A for Billboard

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


The story of Compton, CA Hip-Hop comes full circle as Kendrick Lamar interviews the four surviving members of N.W.A for the new issue of Billboard. K.Dot grills his four heros on the legacy of the group, what they were trying to accomplish with their early music, their creative process, the influence of Eazy-E and much more. He also asks them about new artists they respect and they in turn name himself and Pusha T.

You can read or watch the full interview here or in the new issue of Billboard. Straight Outta Compton hits theaters tomorrow.

Previously: Ice Cube & Dr. Dre Cover Rolling Stone

Ice Cube & Dr. Dre Cover Rolling Stone

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


With the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters this Friday, Cube and Dre grace the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone. According to a preview post on the RS site, the two co-founders, as well as DJ Yella and MC Ren, go deep into the history of the group with writer Brian Hiatt. The issue should be on your newsstands by Friday, but RS offers a few interesting tidbits from the piece as a teaser.

The first that grabbed my attention was the revelation that Dr. Dre never even came close to having a proper rough draft of the fabled Detox album:

He tells Hiatt:

“I had between 20 and 40 songs for Detox, and I just couldn’t feel it. Usually I can hear the sequence of an album as I’m going, but I wasn’t able to do that. I wasn’t feeling it in my gut. So I really thought I was done being an artist.”

I think many of us suspected this was the case, so it’s cool to hear Dre actually admit it. He’s since redeemed himself with the release of Compton: A Soundtrack, the amazing new album inspired by the film, so we’ll just call it even.

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N.W.A Covers The Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


N.W.A, both the actual founding members (well, two of them at least) and their on-screen counterparts, grace the cover of this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter. The industry trade spoke with all 4 surviving members of the group about the new biopic Straight Outta Compton, the long road they took to get it greenlit and the murder charge Suge Knight picked up during the filming of a promo clip in Compton.

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, both integral members of the group and hands-on producers of the film, opened up about the multiple incarnations of the script and the early struggles to get the notoriously wary Hollywood establishment on board with such a controversial story. Writer Tatiana Siegel also spoke with Cube’s son (who plays him in the film) about filling his famous father’s shoes, and director F.Gary Gray on how he got inside the minds of the group members.

On the Suge incident, after explaining that he wasn’t on set at the time, Dre offers:

“I heard about it over the phone. Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn’t have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It’s crazy that this happened during the f—ing filming of the commercial.”

“It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” says Dre. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.”

Read the full profile here and catch Straight Outta Compton in theaters on August 14th.

Previously: Behind the Scenes of Straight Outta Compton with Fab Five Freddy & N.W.A

Behind the Scenes of Straight Outta Compton with Fab Five Freddy & N.W.A

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Fab Five Freddy hits the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton and speaks with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella and director F. Gary Gray about the significance of the film, shooting on the streets of LA and the legacy of the World’s most Dangerous Group.

In theaters August 14th.

Previously: N.W.A. Performs “Fuck The Police” in LA

Watch a new Trailer for the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Here we have the official theatrical trailer for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The film hits theatres on August 14th. Those performance scenes give me fucking chills.

Check out Dr. Dre’s interview with Big Boy about the film, Kendrick Lamar’s new album and more right here.

Previously: Straight Outta Compton Film Trailer

Video: Dr. Dre Talks NWA Film Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E with Big Boy

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Dr. Dre recently stopped by Big Boy’s Neighborhood to discuss the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. He speaks on what he wants audiences to take away from the film and his day-to-day role in the filming.

UPDATED: Added the full interview below. Dre also speaks on Eazy-E, recording “Nuthin But A G Thang” with Snoop and much more.

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Video: Straight Outta Compton Film Trailer

Monday, February 9th, 2015

We saw a camera phone recorded preview of this back in December, but here is the official red band trailer for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton as it aired during last night’s Grammys broadcast. Ice Cube and Dr. Dre provide an introduction which also features cameos from Kendrick Lamar and Game. The film will be in theaters August 14th.

Previously: Here’s a Trailer for the N.W.A. Film Straight Outta Compton

Here’s a Trailer for the N.W.A. Film Straight Outta Compton

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

During a concert in Australia earlier this week, Ice Cube debuted a new trailer for the upcoming N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton. I’m so hyped for this movie.

Spotted: Stereogum via Miss Info

Previously: Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Film on Jimmy Kimmel Live