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Director F. Gary Gray will have his own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. The directorial force behind Straight Outta Compton and Friday will receive the 2,665th star on Hollywood’s most prestigious street. Set to join Gray to speak during the ceremony is Jamie Foxx, who he directed in Law Abiding Citizen and Vin Diesel, who starred in Fast & Furious.…

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Jerry Heller, former manager of the group N.W.A, is suing over his portrayal in the hit movie Straight Outta Compton. Heller filed a $110 million defamation lawsuit on Friday, October 30, 2015 against the producers and other parties involved in the film. Heller is alleging misappropriation of likeness, tortuous interference, breach of a settlement agreement and…

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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…

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Last night, Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell hosted a private screening of the Universal Pictures’ film Straight Outta Compton at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta’s midtown area. After the screening, there was a discussion on Compton, police brutality, and N.W.A’s impact on hip-hop with the film’s executive producers Ice Cube…

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Slowly but surely all the pieces are beginning to fall into place regarding the upcoming N.W.A biopic. Thus far, we have the renowned director F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job) on board to helm the film. Actor-comedian Capone is locked in to play Suge Knight, and now according to The Wrap,…

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