Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are Headed to The Big Screen

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Following the success of the movie Straight Outta Compton, Rapper, and N.W.A pioneer Ice Cube is working to bring another groups story to the big screen. That is the story of Rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony consisting of Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, Flesh N Bone, Layzie Bone and Wish Bone.  The group which has had their own share of ups and …

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Rapper Birdman Is Developing A Cash Money Biopic

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Rap Mogul Birdman wants “RESPECK ON HIS NAME” when you are speaking about him and one way of earning that respect is a new biopic he’s developing about Cash Money’s rise from NOLA projects to rap superstardom. According to Rap-Up.com, During an interview at Brooklyn Law School, Birdman, born Bryan Williams, revealed that a script …

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Universal Admits To Whitewashing Straight Outta Compton Trailers

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And the plot thickens.. At a SxSW panel, Doug Neil, Universal’s executive vice president of digital marketing, revealed that different people watched different trailers of the movie on Facebook. According to the website Business Insider, Nonblacks and Nonhispanics saw trailers that did not mention anything about N.W.A., but instead watched cuts that only made mention …

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All Def Movie Awards To Air Opposite Of Academy Awards

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Russell Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards has struck a deal with cable channel Fusion to air Sunday opposite of ABC’s 88th annual Academy Awards. The event, produced by Simmons’ All Def Digital Venture was created in reaction to the lack of diversity of this year’s all-white roster of the Oscars nominees. Tony Rock, brother of …

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Straight Outta Compton Gets Snubbed For The Oscars: Only Nominated For Best Original Screenplay

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The summer hit was well received by critics and fans alike. With over $200 million dollars made in the box office, there was no doubt that the biopic will have Oscar buzz. Unfortunately this is not the case as the groundbreaking biopic was only nominated for Best  Original Screenplay. This is the second year that …

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A Death Row Records Biopic May Be On The Way

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If you were a fan of Straight Outta Compton, The Hollywood Reporter has some good news. Word on the Hollywood streets is that a biopic based on the book ‘Welcome to Death Row’ is being shopped around various studios. Adding more fuel to the rumor fire, the book was written by Compton screenwriter and co-executive …

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Dr. Dre Issues Apology For Abusive History: “No Excuse For What I Did.”

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The release of Straight Outta Compton has brought an onslaught of negative press for Dr. Dre. After both journalist Dee Barnes and Dre’s long-time ex-girlfriend spoke publicly about the physical abuse they suffered at the hands of the Compton legend, Dre took to an interview with the New York Times in order to apologize for …

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Watch Ice Cube And O’Shea Jackson Jr. Talk ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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If you’ve seen Straight Outta Compton, you would probably agree with me that Ice Cube’s character was one of the more authentic portrayals in the film. That, as many know, is not only due to the fact that Cube was on hand to guide his character, but because it’s pretty much in O’Shea Jackson, Jr.’s, …

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Dee Barnes Addresses Dr. Dre’s Assault and ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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As Straight Outta Compton continues to dominate conversations and the box office, more details are starting to emerge about the stories we didn’t see in the film. While props are pouring in for Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and N.W.A, those congratulations are also raising questions about the misogyny found in the group’s music, their current …

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Ruled The Box Office In It’s Opening Weekend

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If you couldn’t tell by virtually everyone hitting that #StraightOuttaCompton hashtag in movie theaters this weekend, the N.W.A biopic is officially a smash hit, topping the the box office in its opening weekend and ringing registers in at an estimated $56.1 million. The critically acclaimed fan favorite nearly doubled Universal’s $29M production budget and should …

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