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Dee Barnes made a name for herself during the late-1980s and early ’90s as a rapper and host of the hip-hop show, “Pump it Up.” But after a vicious encounter with Dr. Dre in 1991, Barnes’ career stalled and she struggled for decades to find employment. She eventually became homeless, staying with different friends who…

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53-year-old rap mogul Suge Knight — who recently accepted a plea deal for the 2015 manslaughter of a man — believes Dr. Dre hired two men to kill him, leading to the events that led to the death of Terry Carter at Tam’s Burgers in Compton, California. The feud between Suge and Dre stems back…

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Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, are upset over an impromptu sing along by employees at a popular barbecue restaurant, According to a Facebook post, officers were eating at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Barbeque in Garner, North Carolina, when they got a side of disrespect along with their food. The staff began to sing the NWA classic…

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Photo Credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media   Ice Cube is headed straight outta Compton to Detroit this holiday weekend for Return of the Legends 13 at Chene Park. The hip-hop heavyweight is bringing along some of his Compton crew to help him rip up the stage. Special guests include fellow N.W.A. members, MC Ren and…

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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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The success of Straight Outta Compton has shed light on the issues many Black and Brown people face in South Central Los Angeles. But while the city of Compton continues to deal with poverty and crime, there are beacons of hope within the city. Rolling out recently took a trip to Compton, California, to get…

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Last week, Dr. Dre made headlines when he admitted that he’d made some terrible mistakes in his past when responding to accusations that he beat his ex-wife, Michel’le, as well as his high-profile 1991 attack on TV personality Dee Barnes. Despite Michel’le playing such a major role in Dre’s legacy, at least as far as tabloid…

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Movie theaters across the country have prepared for the Friday release of Straight Outta Compton by having extra security on deck, and they are reportedly being offered a reimbursement by Universal Pictures. The film depicts the rise of 80s California rap group NWA, who made anti-authority songs like “F— the Police.” The downtown Los Angeles…

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