Monday, March 31, 2014

N.W.A Biopic Headed to the Big Screen


Ice Cube and F. Gary Gray begin casting for the N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton...'

From Dead Line
Ice Cube is producing Straight Outta Compton, the F. Gary Gray-directed adaptation of the formation of NWA, the hip-hop ensemble that launched the careers of Cube, Easy E and Dr. Dre. He’s producing that with Dre, Easy E’s widow Tomika Wright and Matt Alvarez. Universal is casting and production is to begin this summer.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled, see my smile :=(

Anonymous said...

After Ride Along, my guess is Cube can do what the hell he want.

Anonymous said...

Studio gangstas and gay niggas.

Anonymous said...

Since they couldn't do the reunion, because of Easy's death, this is better. I am looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

As long as they don't allow their sons to play them then it should be good. Seeing that light skin boy play Biggie irked my nerves.

Anonymous said...

yay so happy :( I already know we will have to see when Easy died of AIDS how depressing

Anonymous said...

So are they gonna show the part where Dr. Dre sleeps with men, and then sells his soul for fame?

Anonymous said...

I think they waited too long.
NWA members were pretty boring as individuals with the exception of Ice Cube's east coast pilgrimage and the subsequent battle with EZ and Dre. #Efil4zaggin
Now a no-holds-barred movie about Death Row would be epic. I'm sure F Gary Gray will put it together nicely.

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Fuck these tragic niggas, while they had some relevant shit to rap about police brutality, they also ushered in a gangsta/ bum ass culture where we lost an entire generation of black men, who to this very day grown ass niggas and young niggas, walking around looking like they wearing shitty ass diapers with sagging pants, 3 times too big, nasty ass wife beaters with holes in them or white hanes t-shirt all stained up with holes in them, dirty ass draws and yuck mouth. looking and smelling like filthy ass bums, fuck Easy E or whatever the fuck his name was and the whole crew of studio gangsta fuck y'all and the horse you rode in on, I curse this project!!!

Anonymous said...

will they show when Suge set up Easy with dirty aids needle?

Anonymous said...

Biopic my ass! Many of us have already heard the stories that took place with NWA. So, I cannot get excited about this project because I doubt if it will mirror the truth and be accurate enough for me to believe it.

Anonymous said...

Agree with10:48. Won't go see it. The music has ruined Black America cause too many believed that garbage they and the record companies promoted. Ice Cube was going to the Univ of Arizona while they were thuggin'. We foolishly believed all this garbage. Sorry I'm not going

Anonymous said...

i hope its better than the low budget ass TLC movie and as good as menace to society and boyz n the hood.

Anonymous said...

yeah, from '92 to about '95, everybody and his mama was a (studio) gangsta rapper. remember when m.c. hammer jumped on that trend and traded his genie pants for sagging jeans and a black wool cap? good times.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about MC Ren! And any true NWA fan would go see this. Everyone else speaking negative on it stay yo ass at the house!

Anonymous said...

And DJ Yella too... my bad

Anonymous said...

Loved Eazy E's voice.

Anonymous said...

So basically this movie should be about Jerry Heller screwing NWA like Bitches while they toured around the country promoting guns, gangs and misogyny giving LAPD/LASD an excuse to terrorize all black people in LA County.
Keep it real Ice Cube is the only true HipHop artist/writer in that group.
The D.O.C. was a significant writer for NWA also, No One Can Do It Better is a Classic.
NWA wud'nt shit without Cube or Dre. Period.

Anonymous said...

It might be pretty good although I agree with Niyabhingi @ 10:48. The brutal era and gangster culture that NWA ushered in was dangerous and black culture is still suffering under the ramifications.

Anonymous said...

1:19PM said.... And any true NWA fan would go see this.
________________________
You're right, on Netflix

Bee Gee said...

When Cube left NWA, he traded his Jeri Curl in for a bald head and an awareness of his history as a black man. So I'm a little surprised that he would be down with this, let alone spearhead the project. Then again, that nigga loving life in the same hollywood that he, Chuck, and Kane called to be burned down. Slave movies and gangsta shit, y'all know how we do. Smh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i hope its better than the low budget ass TLC movie and as good as menace to society and boyz n the hood.
11:50 AM

It should be you stupid fuck because the TLC movie was on VH1 and Boyz In The Hood and Menace II Society were released by major studios.

Anonymous said...

lol @3:33.

GLad to see all the conscious comments. Gangsta rap is a blight on society.

Anonymous said...

Aside from Cube being the demise of the group, and as many documentaries we've seen on them on Netflix, VH1 and MTV...

It would probably still do well - White folks are curious about rap culture and everybod and they momma love them for that one song 'F--- Tha Police'

KenyaDoll said...

#wontgotoseeit

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee, why wouldn't he? He's probably the most civil and level headed one of the group, with enough money and sense to see that the story gets told properly. Remember he was the only one with sense enough to NOT sign the bum ass contract they were offered before they parted ways Nobody else in the group has made an effort to make it a movie...you want Speilberg to tell it?

Music and art has always reflected the times of our society - I won't blame gangsta rap for the ruin of a generation, but I can say it BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION what was going on at the time.

NWA made their mark in history...

Bee Gee said...

@5:14pm - I agree. I remember a while back somebody (I think that cat Byron Allen) posed the question about an N.W.A. type bio to Cube during an interview. Cube sounded like he wanted nothing to do with it. Don't get me wrong, I have been waiting for this brotha to use his hollywood influence to produce something riveting, controversial, and of substance (not just comedies), but I'm just leery about this project. The casting will make or break it.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the comments that nwa helped to start the destruction of rap music. i'm sure the white execs where raking their brains on how to stomp out the either positive, socially conscious, or harmless rap the dominated the scene when it first came out. then nwa came out ding ding ding! white folks jumpled ont heir bandwagong because the group feed into stereotypical images of black folks and i won't even get into their derogartoy images of black women! probably why ugly dre felt comfortoable pushing dee barne down a flight of stairs. not tomention michele' recent confussion of him beatin gher. pump az bitch come out the closest. i used to defend the grop because i felt they did try to talk about police bruality. but now as a grown azz woman i understand how horrible and dangerous their music was. ice ceub has tried to do right now by making positive black families movies, donations to causes, etc., but i'm sure he still feels like shit deep down about what they did. probably why he is willing to be part of this despite prior reservations. he can better control/explain why they did what they did. i ope he has a good reason. smh.

Anonymous said...

^HipHop Music was on some Seriously Conscious Action before NWA and it was selling worldwide.
#PEinEffectBoy

Quiana said...

Oh wow not going to see this mess.

Anonymous said...

them niggas was gay as hell and it went over our heads back then. do not wonder where all the misogyny and blatant disrespect of women comes from.. hi dre.

Anonymous said...

Lmao@9:26
So True... That's why Cube skated on those jheri curl bitches.

Anonymous said...

Dawayne Jordan the actor should play Eazy-E. Those guys are pretty much twins. Look him up.

Anonymous said...

Dawayne J. does favor Easy E...

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