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’ tops $200 million worldwide

In spite of their former manager Jerry Heller’s recent lawsuit against its producers, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton continues to break records as it embarks on its international run. Having totaled a stateside gross of $161 million, and an international gross thus far of $39 million, the film is now officially in the $200 million club. And the […]

Former N.W.A. manager sues over ‘Straight Outta Compton’ portrayal

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 […]

N.W.A. biopic produced by Ice Cube finally locks in a writer

We’re one step closer to a biopic on pioneering west coast hip-hop supergoup N.W.A. That’s right. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella (and maybe even brief group member Arabian Prince) are on their way to the big screen. Ex-group member and superstar rapper/actor/producer Ice Cube is overseeing the project so we […]