Posts tagged "N.W.A"

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 ha…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 6, 2015

Check Out the Trailer for the N.W.A. Biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’

The trailer for the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is finally here — sort of. While the official, high quality trailer for the F. Gary Gray…
By: James Grebey / December 30, 2014

Paul Giamatti Joins Cast of N.W.A Biopic

The forthcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton went to some questionable means to find actors to serve as the film's extras, but they presumably went…
By: Colin Joyce / August 16, 2014

N.W.A Movie Casting Call Conflates Black Skin With Unattractiveness

Progress on long-awaited N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton marches ever forward, but the latest development in casting seems a bit backward to say the least. Last month,…
By: Colin Stutz / July 17, 2014

Here Are Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Standing With the Actors Who’ll Portray N.W.A

Today, Dr. Dre tweeted the first promotional picture for the N.W.A biopic. The photo features the original rap legends — Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, flanking director…
By: Olivia Forman / June 18, 2014

Literal Sons of N.W.A May Tour as ‘N.W.A Resurrected’

If you aren't familiar with Serious Pimp Records, it's the label and, er, sunglasses company run by Snoop Dogg and Bishop Don Magic Juan. If you…
By: Chris Martins / April 29, 2014

N.W.A. OG MC Ren Is Still Making ‘Rebel Music’

Compton's own Villain in Black, MC Ren, is back with a new album on deck and a freshly activated SoundCloud account chock-full of goodies. Last…
By: Chris Martins / March 27, 2014

‘Community’ Star Gillian Jacobs on Christian Ska and Dolly Parton

Unlike the self-righteous former anarchist she plays on NBC's meta-comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs maintains a pretty tame lifestyle, heavy on mom-friendly tunes and early bedtimes. But…
By: Luke McCormick / February 21, 2013

N.W.A, Kraftwerk, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced this year's nominees, and the list offers the hopeful prospect of an increasingly open definition of…
By: Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct N.W.A Movie: Is This a Good Idea?

Veteran film director F. Gary Gray is in talks to direct the long-awaited N.W.A biopic due from New Line, Straight Outta Compton, and according to…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 11, 2012
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