Snoop Dogg: Our 1997 Interview

This article originally appeared in the February 1997 issue of SPIN. Imagine you are Snoop Doggy Dogg, the best and biggest-selling rapper of…
Jonathan Gold / August 24, 2019

Geto Boys & Rick Rubin: Spin’s 1990 Feature, ‘Censorship Isn’t Def American’

How the Geto Boys (Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D) captured Rick Rubin's otherwise waning interest in rap in 1990.
Frank Owen / June 9, 2019

N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller’s Straight Outta Compton Lawsuit Dismissed

The late Jerry Heller's lawsuit against Universal over the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has been dismissed, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Heller—the group's manager, whom Dr. Dre and Ice…
Tosten Burks / December 21, 2018

The Washington Redskins Referenced Young Thug and Limp Bizkit While Defending Their Name to the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants in their case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark…
Andy Cush / June 20, 2017

N.W.A, David Bowie, Talking Heads Works Enter the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

An eclectic mix of aural achievements, headlined by Judy Garland ("Over the Rainbow"), Barbra Streisand ("People"), N.W.A (Straight Outta Compton) and Vin Scully (the last Dodgers-Giants game at New York's…
Mike Barnes, Billboard / March 29, 2017

Eazy-E’s Daughter Is Trying to Make a Documentary About His Death

More than 20 years after the death of N.W.A's Eazy-E, his daughter Ebie Wright is looking to make a documentary film about what she describes as…
Anna Gaca / October 14, 2016

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
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