Jerry Heller, Former Manager of N.W.A., Dead at 75

Jerry Heller, the music businessman best known for managing seminal West Coast rap group N.W.A., died Friday of a heart attack, his cousin confirmed to Billboard. He was…
Anna Gaca / September 3, 2016

N.W.A Reunite for Coachella, Ice Cube Brings Out Snoop Dogg and Common

The last time N.W.A reunited, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella performed at the BET Experience in Los Angeles last year (with one caveat:…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2016

Gene Simmons Hits Back at Ice Cube’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Comments

Update: Ice Cube came back at Gene Simmons on Twitter yesterday. "Who stole the soul?" the N.W.A rapper wrote. "Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Chubby Checkers…
Rachel Brodsky / April 11, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Inducts N.W.A. Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed more hip-hop last night as legendary Compton, California group N.W.A. were officially inducted. Fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar honored Dr.
Anna Gaca / April 9, 2016

Juno Temple: ‘Kurt Cobain’s Voice Changed My Blood Temperature’

"There's a great E.E. Cummings quote that says, 'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter,'" Juno Temple tells SPIN over the phone. "But…
Rachel Brodsky / February 22, 2016

Ice Cube Says He’s Trying to Reunite N.W.A at This Year’s Coachella

During a recent interview to promote his new movie Ride Along 2, Ice Cube says that he's trying to bring together the remaining members of N.W.A…
Brennan Carley / January 18, 2016

N.W.A, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

N.W.A, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, and Steve Miller have been announced as the 2016 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The…
Colin Joyce / December 17, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Soundtrack, Score to Receive Physical Release

Dr. Dre already released Compton as a spiritual soundtrack of sorts to the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, but in early 2016 it seems that…
Colin Joyce / November 18, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Who’s Gonna Get In?

Earlier today, this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 were announced. And surveying the list of the 15…
Andrew Unterberger / October 8, 2015

Eazy-E’s Son Claims Suge Knight Injected His Father With AIDS

It's the stuff of music industry legend that Suge Knight once threatened Eazy-E when he wanted him to give up claim to former N.W.A. member's Dr.
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2015

N.W.A’s Manager Jerry Heller Regrets Stopping Eazy-E From Killing Suge Knight

Suge Knight is currently on trial facing a murder charge following a fatal hit and run on the set of Straight Outta Compton in January,…
James Grebey / August 25, 2015

N.W.A Finally Has Their First Top 40 Hit

Nearly three decades after N.W.A first crash-landed pop culture, the crossover is finally complete. While the W0rld's Most Dangerous Group sold over three million copies…
Andrew Unterberger / August 25, 2015

Dr. Dre Apologizes to the Women He Reportedly Assaulted

Dr. Dre has just apologized to the women he reportedly assaulted many years ago in an exclusive statement to the New York Times. Allegations resurfaced earlier…
Brennan Carley / August 21, 2015

Straight Into Profit: N.W.A Biopic Nearly Doubles Budget With First-Weekend Intake

Hollywood witnessed the box-office strength of street knowledge this weekend, with a robust estimated $56.1 million intake for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Not only…
Andrew Unterberger / August 16, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Interviewed the Surviving Members of N.W.A

N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton biopic is set for release on Friday August 14 and Dr. Dre just released the spiritual soundtrack Compton, so Billboard corralled…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Dr. Dre to Release ‘Straight Outta Compton’ OST Featuring Brand-New Music

Ice Cube has spilled details about Dr. Dre's original soundtrack for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Speaking to Philadelphia’s Power 99, Cube said that the OST…
James Grebey / July 29, 2015

N.W.A. Plotting Reunion Tour With Eminem

Update: A representatives for Dr. Dre and Eminem told Rolling Stone that neither was slated to be involved in any upcoming tours related to N.W.A.
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2015

N.W.A. Reunited for Their First Live Performance in 26 Years

With their great-looking biopic, Straight Outta Compton, due out in theaters later this summer, the surviving members of N.W.A. are feeling hyped. To help promote…
James Grebey / June 28, 2015

Ice Cube to Reunite With MC Ren and DJ Yella to Perform N.W.A. Songs

The forthcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is set to hit theaters later this summer, and in the spirit of looking back at those salad…
Colin Joyce / June 8, 2015

SPIN 30: Ice Cube Reflects on His Back-Against-the-Wall Debut, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're revisiting a handful of records that the staff has…
Kyle McGovern / April 6, 2015
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