It’s Time To Make An N.W.A Movie

Entertainment, Featured — June 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

by Babes

“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.”

That is the opening line to the N.W.A album, “Straight out of Compton.”  It is the greatest opening line to an album ever and it also happens to be the opening line to one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever.

Plans are said to be moving forward with a movie biopic of the rap group N.W.A., the classic, super rap group that came to popularity in the late eighties and early nineties.  N.W.A members included rap icons Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and the late Eazy-E.  The group formed in the rough Los Angeles area neighborhood known as Compton.  N.W.A. made Compton famous and the neighborhood became synonymous with gangster rap and hardcore hip-hop.

N.W.A was groundbreaking to say the least.  They gave birth to what would become the “west coast gangsta rap” sub genre in hip-hop music.  Their first major label release, Straight Outta Compton, was one of the very first albums to sport the parental advisory warning on the front, and despite a lack of airplay on mainstream radio, their album was extremely successful commercially.  NWA came under fire from various groups for their extremely harsh lyrics.  Their song “Fuck Tha Police” drew the ire of multiple law enforcement agencies, and prevented them from having the luxury of having police escorts while on tour.

NWA started to splinter in 1989 when Ice Cube left the group over royalty disputes.  This sparked a long line of diss lyrics going back and forth between the remaining members of the group and Ice Cube.  The animosity and anger among group members would later escalate between Eazy-E and Dre Dre after Dre left the group.  Rappers dissing other rappers was always a part a hip-hop, but the members of N.W.A again took things to a whole new level.

I know this story of gangsta music success will make for a very entertaining movie, provided it’s done well.  It’s rumored that Ice Cube’s own son will play the younger version of his father.  All three major players in the story, Cube, Dr Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow, have all given the green light on the project.  Do you think they’ll make it PG-13?  I doubt it, babes.

Besides, I’d love to know what Arabian Prince is up to these days.

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