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The Version Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ That Might Have Won An Oscar (Video)

Starring Paul Giamatti…Hahahaaaaa! Satire so perfect it deserves an Academy Award! Check out this Super Deluxe trailer ‘remix’ for the box office hit that was not quite acclaimed enough for The Oscars“Straight Outta Compton.”

For your consideration: He wasn’t afraid to take a chance, and became the most important figure in hip hop history. Two-time Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (“Sideways”) stars in “Straight Out of Compton,” a biopic about Hip-Hop pioneer and N.W.A. creator Jerry Heller, a courageous man who risked it all and sparked a music revolution.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Done GTA Style (Video)

The song is a classic. The movie was great look. An experience. But you gotta experience “Straight Outta Compton” this way. DOPE!

NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” re-imagined inside the world of Grand Theft Auto.

Oh yeah…see you in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2016 #NWA


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The Game Gives A Brief History Lesson On Crips & Bloods, Speaks On “Straight Outta Compton”, Nas, & Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Wow. The Game drops some lean-in-and-listen stuff with us in this sit down: speaking on L.A. gang history and culture, making up with Dr. Dre (given his beef with 50 Cent), on how he got Kendrick Lamar on his first mixtape, on the N.W.A. biopic (“Straight Outta Compton”), and more below after the jump…..

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Dame Dash On ‘Straight Outta Compton’ & Possible ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Film (Video)

One time for Hip-Hop history y’all… really ought to be among the standard electives for colleges nowadays. Plenty of stories to tell: like when Jay was Jiggaaaa. We need that. Truth, beyond a “Reasonable Doubt.” Yeah. Went there. Maybe Dame Dash will take us back there, too. Check out the vid above.

It’s gonna get done at some point by somebody…
Dame Dash on the possibility of a “Reasonable Doubt” (Roc-A-Fella story) film

Wow. The box office success of “Straight Outta Compton” has opened all kinds of doors to all kinds of discussions for possible biopics.

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Ice Cube Breaks Down The Lyrics To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (Video)

Juuuust in case Ice Cube’s straightforward sword-sharp delivery of his lyrics on N.W.A.’s gangsta rap classic “Straight Outta Compton” were not strong enough to carry the message clearly to all… Vanity Fair brought in the man himself to properly interpret what he meant for his rhymes to say to the masses… and give feedback to folks who submitted what they thought Ice Cube meant. Good stuff. Watch.


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HBO First Look: Straight Outta Compton (Video)

Are you ready for this? This Friday? Whether you are or not N.W.A. is coming…Straight Outta Compton! But before the August 14, 2015, theatrical release, how about a 10-minute behind-the-scenes sneak peek?

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Straight Outta Compton: Ice Cube & Director F. Gary Gray Speak On The Movie & A New Dr. Dre Album For The Soundtrack (Video)

Philly’s Power 99 FM welcomed Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray (director of “Straight Outta Compton”), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son, who plays his dad), and Jason Mitchell (playing Eazy-E) to talk about their upcoming movie release, the incident while filming involving Suge Knight, & the ‘Straight Outta Compton’-inspired album/soundtrack Dr. Dre will be releasing.

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Behind-The-Scenes: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ with N.W.A. & Fab 5 Freddy (Video)

Wowww… that CLASSIC Yo! MTV Raps footage of Fab 5 Freddy and N.W.A. on the ‘tour’ of South Central L.A. (Compton). Decades later, Freddy and ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Group’ sits down to talk about the forthcoming “Straight Outta Compton” movie (in theaters August 14, 2015). Commentary from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren and director F. Gary Gray.


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Straight Outta Compton (Trailer)

I can’t wait until this movie drops on August 14th… Buckle Up!

“In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.” – StraightOuttaCompton

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Ice Cube Debuts N.W.A. Movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer During A Recent Concert (Video)

While performing in Sydney Australia, Ice Cube gave N.W.A. fans a special surprise by debuting the trailer to the upcoming F. Gary Gray directed film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ based on the true story of Ice Cube’s legendary group N.W.A. to the crowd.  It appears someone had their camera phone ready & recorded the moment with fairly decent quality. Check it out right here. I’m hyped for when the movie drops in 2015.
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Ice Cube Came Straight To Jimmy Kimmel’s Couch To Talk About “Straight Outta Compton” (Video)

“Straight Outta Compton” (the movie about NWA) is pretty much a wrap. Can’t wait for it to get into theaters. Here’s Ice Cube speak on the forthcoming movie with similiar anticipatory zeal. Check above.

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Anderson .Paak Breaks Down His Verse On “Animals” Off Dr. Dre’s “Compton” LP (Video)

One of my favorite songs off of Dr. Dre’s new “Compton” album is “Animals” produced by DJ Premier featuring this artist right here!

Up and coming West Coast Rapper/Singer Anderson .Paak was featured heavily on Dr. Dre’s latest album “Compton” which was inspired by the new film “Straight Outta Compton.” Anderson performs and provides the meaning behind an important track to him on the album, “Animals” which was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.


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Ice Cube On CNBC Right After Releasing His “Death Certificate” Album (Video)

Ah, so Jerry Heller did make some anti-defamation moves (reaching out to Simon Wiesenthal, Wiesenthal Center) like the character in “Straight Outta Compton” threatened.

Late night call-in talk show, taped right after Ice Cube left NWA and released his solo album called “Death Certificate.”
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Looking at the comments on this vid on the Tube and across the Interwebs, this interview might have been part of the setup… to negatively spin Cube’s views & lyrics. Gotta say, Cube, even as a young man, repped himself and the Culture strong on air; despite the media pressure.

(Reporter/host was kind of thin-skinned near the end, right? Asking. And slipping in that “Man Of Rage” moniker… Really? He never once even raised his voice.)

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Dr. Dre + Jimmy Iovine Are ‘The Defiant Ones’ (HBO Trailer)

That music. Isn’t that on the movie soundtrack for “The Untouchables?” Because that’d be kind of dope.

The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

Debuting July 9th. Another related film coming to the small screen in the ‘Aftermath’ (get it?) of the “Straight Outta Compton” movie.

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Get Out (Trailer)

You see Jordan Peele – formerly of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele – on this and you are waiting to laugh; just holding your breath. You might wanna let that go, and take a few more. This gets real intense real quick. Says this is from Peele’s mind. What part? Wowwwww…

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

Truthfully, this could kind of play like a long Key and Peele skit. Like, if they were to come out and talk the audience down and make ’em chuckle at the end. Wouldn’t count on it though.

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Ice Cube Talks About The Surviving Members Of NWA Reuniting For Coachella, Working With Prince And More

More dope content after the jump, but lookit… if you were at Coachella to see the NWA reunion… all heads who were not in the audience are insanely jealous (know that), including Ice Cube. Haaa! Cube takes us there in his chit-chat with talk show host James Corden; and he speaks on having the good fortune to have directed a Prince video back in the day.

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Dee Barnes Speaks On Being Assaulted By Dr. Dre Back In The Day & Her Place In Hip Hop History (Video)

Kevin Powell interviews Hip-Hop journalist Dee Barnes for HuffPost. That’s right, the story of the woman Dr. Dre attacked back in the day… the story that was missing from the N.W.A. biopic (“Straight Outta Compton”). Many heads have called the omission of this dark moment from the historic Hip-Hop story’s retelling foul. Well, watch and get Dee’s point of view.

Note: This interview is not all about the Dre assault incident. Kevin is allowing Dee to have her say, and then the story comes out. Watch. Very deep. There are still unhealed wounds to this day.

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Raekwon Speaks On Designing Sneakers & Possible Wu-Tang Biopic (Video)

Raekwon speaking on how a business opportunity led to the design of his Diadora N9000 shoes. See the interview above with him at the release event. He also talks about the possibility of a Wu-Tang Clan documentary or film; as ‘Straight Outta Compton’ opened that lane, documenting N.W.A. from back in the day.

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Ice Cube x O’Shea Jackson Jr.: Father And Son Talk About Son Playing His Father On Screen (Video)

Cube couldn’t see ANYONE other than his son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., play him in the new N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” And Jr. came to realize that if he didn’t, he was risking another actor messing up his father’s story on the big screen. Locked! In this Back-And-Forth discussion, father and son Cube discuss how their emotions really came to bear in the movie-making process and more. Great watch!

(See how at the end Jr. is hinting at taking on other roles already? Yeah, he’s got the bug!)

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Scarface Keeps It Real About Hip-Hop, Reminisces About Eazy-E & N.W.A. Back In The Day And More (Video)

Sometimes it takes seeing it through the eyes of an O.G. who you thought had seen it all… to get back your appreciation of it. Right off the bat, Scarface is making a big deal about his latest NY trip. The Power 105 Breakfast Club presses him to describe the ‘what’ that had him excited: It was Hip-Hop, NYC and Hip-Hop in NYC! Truth was, until this latest August trip he had not seen a real ‘jam in the park’ – no superstars, no ‘turn up’ – just the people jamming to Hip-Hop in the park. And he comes to New York a lot… Hell, he’s been to the Apple enough to know how to catch the train…

And yet, we NEVER get tired of Uncle Face’s interviews. Check this one out: Talking about being himself and staying himself (Scarface, Brad Jordan, no turn up; but no disrespect to the youth who do) this time out; talking about how he is in no hurry to see ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (because he was there when everything they are talking about happened); what’s going on with Geto Boys and their last tour and more.


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