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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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