Posts tagged "N.W.A"

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 copie…
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 ha…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012
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