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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…

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  Photo Credit: Raquelle Harris for Steed Media Ice Cube and his crew of Compton legends brought the West Coast to Detroit’s Chene Park Labor Day weekend. The Return of the Legends concert series highlights the summer season and always bangs hard. Packed beyond capacity with hip-hop heads rocking Chucks, Adidas, jeans and tees, the…

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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.…

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Kendrick Lamar is by far one of the biggest rappers to come straight outta Compton since the G-funk era. So, it’s no surprise the “m.a.a.d city” rapper would be on deck to pay homage to hometown heroes N.W.A as the pioneering gangsta-rap group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the ceremony, held…

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Film and television producer Will Packer has his next project lined up and hopes it will continue his outstanding streak of box office smashes. Up next for the 41-year-old Florida native is a family comedy titled A Meyers Christmas featuring an ensemble cast that includes Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, and Omar Epps.…

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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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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…

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It’s official: Straight Outta Compton reigns supreme at the weekend box office for the second week in a row, America couldn’t get enough of the story of five guys from Compton who went on to impact the world with their hard-hitting debut album that changed the face of music forever. In the week following its record-breaking…

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Following the mega-success of Straight Outta Compton, a film about the rise of ’90s gansta rap group N.W.A., the African American Film Critics Association is preparing to honor hip-hop’s contribution to cinema with an all-star celebration during their annual award ceremony. The AAFCA, considered the largest Black film critics’ organization worldwide, will honor the 25th anniversary of…

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Straight Outta Compton opens in theaters nationwide today. The film depicts the rise and fall of the California hip-hop group N.W.A. To create extra buzz for the film, Beats by Dre created a “Straight Outta” meme generator. Over the past week, fans have used social media to express their excitement by creating their own “Straight Outta [wherever]” memes.…

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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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Fans will finally getting a long awaited new album by Dr. Dre, but it won’t be the album they were expecting. During a radio interview in promotion of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the legendary artist and producer dropped the bombshell that he has officially scrapped plans for his heavily anticipated album, Detox,…

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