Eazy-E’s daughter Ebie debunks AIDS theory, reveals plans for next documentary

Eazy-E‘s daughter Ebie and her mother, Tracy Jernigan, have spent upwards of 26 years wondering what exactly happened in the hospital room that ultimately claimed the godfather of gangsta rap’s life. For the better part of her own existence, Ebie’s desire to unearth the truth has been a constant source of anguish, confusion and motivation. […]

DJ Yella of NWA pens tell-all about his life

DJ Yella of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group NWA released his autobiography this month called Straight Outta Compton: My Untold Story. The book chronicles his life, and documents his adventures as a member of NWA, with fellow members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and the late icon Eazy-E. Among the book’s […]

The Game crowns himself the best rapper from Compton

The Game has more than solidified his rep in hip-hop and his ego is on par with his talent so his latest claim that he’s the best rapper to hail from Compton should shock no one. During a conversation on Clubhouse with fellow West Coast spitters Crooked I and Glasses Malone, the “Hate It or […]

Megan Thee Stallion samples Eazy-E in new song, ‘Girls in the Hood’

Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her new song, “Girls in the Hood,” which samples late rapper Eazy-E. The 25-year-old rapper’s new tune puts a spin on the star’s 1987 hit track “Boyz-N-The-Hood” and is her fourth release of the year. In a series of Instagram posts to celebrate the single’s release, she wrote: “GIRLS IN […]

Ice Cube flexes his legendary status on ‘Only One Me’

Ice Cube is one of the most respected MCs in the game. From hip-hop to Hollywood, Cube has left a lasting imprint on the entertainment world that’s been imitated but never duplicated. It’s been 25 years since Ice Cube released his sophomore effort, Death Certificate. Ice Cube recently inked a deal with Interscope to re-release the […]

‘Kings of Compton’ documentary tells untold story of N.W.A, Eazy-E

NWA & Eazy E: The Kings of Compton, offers an exclusive inside look at the controversial and influential West Coast rap group, N.W.A. This rap group pioneered rap and West Coast hip-hop in the late 1980s, and this exclusive documentary features interviews with the individuals who experienced it all. Unlike Straight Outta Compton, directors Mike […]

Jerry Heller, N.W.A manager, dead at 75

Jerry Heller, N.W.A’s former manager and a music industry legend died. The 75-year-old had a heart attack on Friday evening, Sept. 2, 2016, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The devastating news was confirmed by his cousin Gary Ballen who shared chilling details. Ballen confirmed Heller died after suffering from a heart attack while driving his vehicle. […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Jason Mitchell eyes next big role

Fresh off his acclaimed performance as N.W.A. leader Eric “Eazy-E” Wright in Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell already has his sights set on his next project. According to Variety, Mitchell is close to finalizing a deal to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which will star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and interestingly enough, his Compton castmate […]

N.W.A.’s takeover of the Billboard charts

Almost 25 years after their breakup as a group, N.W.A. is bounding up the Billboard charts, thanks to the runaway success of their biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Despite having sold millions of records with little to no mainstream success, the group never really made much of an impact on the Billboard charts or scored a Top 40 […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’: The story of N.W.A. unfolds

Hip-hop and America were both in the throes of a major transition in 1986. The government found itself fixated on the War on Drugs while also playing a major role in distributing cocaine to poor communities through the Iran Contra Affair. HIV/AIDS changed the dynamics of sexual health and President Ronald Reagan’s Reaganomics policies increased […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ a perfect blend of hip-hop relevance and history

Watching N.W.A. navigate through the music business in Straight Outta Compton, one wonders the outcome had they remained together as a musical act. Making consecutive hits looked easy. But there they were, five or more young black men from Compton, laying down layered tracks and defying record industry protocol. It makes one hopeful that N.W.A. […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ brand new Red Band movie trailer

If you were tuned in to the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, then you had a chance to catch a commercial featuring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube riding around Compton, California then a cutaway to a commercial for the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Universal Studios has officially release the Red Band […]