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In 1991, director John Singleton created Boyz N The Hood, one of the most influential hood movies ever made. And now, there’s talk of him directing an N.W.A. biopic.
Boyz N The Hood starred N.W.A. rapper Ice Cube. Singleton is teaming up with the Compton native again for the proposed biopic of the seminal gangsta rap group.
Ice Cube will produce the venture and Singleton has already persuaded New Line Cinema to distribute the film. There is also a complete script and the working title, Straight Outta Compton, has been suggested. However, Singleton is anxious to stress that production plans are nowhere near finalized.
“I can’t talk about it too prematurely about the stuff I’m doing because nothing’s come to fruition yet, but Cube and I are talking about doing the N.W.A. story,” Singleton said to Indiewire’s The Playlist. “The script is really, really good, and so we’re just figuring it out. New Line really wants to make it.”
Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Matt Alvarez are all involved as writers, whilst Ice Cube, David Engel, Bill Strauss and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright are on board as producers
Keep It Trill
It’s Been 15 long years since the homie left us, but then again he really did’nt.
Pac’s Death Row Record chain is being sold on Ebay. Which coincides with the 15th anniversary of the Rappers death, on September 13.
Photos show a medallion in the shape of the famous West Coast record label’s logo. The pendant is made of 14K gold, with inset diamonds filling the lettering and emblem. A link is provided to the original seller, David Humphrey, so that buyers can consult him regarding the authenticity of the rap legend’s ice.
Originally selling at $0.99 yesterday, the jewelry has risen to a value of $2025 over a day, with just 43 bids.
Established in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, the Death Row label released seminal West Coast Rap albums in the early 90s, such as Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, and Pac’s All Eyez On Me and Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The record company was a landmark of hardcore and gangsta rap. In 1995, Death Row CEO, Suge Knight, paid the $1.4 million for Shakur’s bail, in exchange for a contract of three albums from the rapper.
As Reported By Hip Hop DX
B.R. reveals that he’s off parole, and discusses the positivity in his life. The Harlem emcee says “Whoa” was merely a Diddy-decision, and claims that the media supported him more than his past label.
Burdened by issues at his label and a four year stint in prison, Black Rob has spent the last year of his life readjusting to life on the outside, reestablishing his presence in the music industry, and managing to remain well behaved in order to finish out his time on parole.
Now free of not only the legal system but of Bad Boy records as well, the rapper has taken a new path free of illegalities and full of new music, of which independent powerhouse Duck Down Records can now call its own. One of Harlem’s biggest stars of the last decade released his third album this week, Game Tested, Streets Approved, which in title alone, speaks volumes of what’s on B.R.’s mind.
Black Rob Reacts To Being Out Of Prison
HipHopDX: What do you feel was the biggest difficulty for you as far as readjusting to life on the outside once you got out of prison?
I know this track a lil old, but still one of my favorites…..
Goapele feat Drake- Closer Remix
Here’s the original Version for ya
This is actually my lifelong choice for the smoothest song ever laid down…but it’s a hell of a love song too. You can also put it on your eternal summer play list. It’s always appropriate…
Happy Birthday Ron Isley!
A Dirty South mornin’…
It was 12 years ago today that the legendary Roger Troutman was shot and killed by his brother Larry. The frontman for ‘Zapp’ and ‘The Human Body’, Roger was well-known for his use of the vocoder. A synthesizer that transformed the users voice into a Robotic tone. In the 80′s…Roger Troutman And Zapp were a hit machine. Not only was Roger the voice, he was also the driving creative force. He was a master showman, a tremendous musician, and one hell of an entertainer. He is missed.