‘Straight Outta Compton’ tops $200 million worldwide

'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 […]

Tupac biopic causing lawsuits despite not being made yet

Tupac biopic causing lawsuits despite not being made yet

Filming for the long awaited biopic on Tupac Shakur has not even begun and already there is a lawsuit that’s been filed because of the film. Morgan Creek Productions has been sued for $10 million by Emmett Furla Oasis Films for breach of contract. EFO Films claims that Morgan Creek broke their contract by choosing a lead […]

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

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 […]

Donald Glover lands new sitcom on FX

Donald Glover lands new sitcom on FX

Actor turned rapper Donald Glover will soon be combining his two favorite mediums in a new show for the FX network. The former star of “Community,” whose writing credits includes “30 Rock,” will star in a half-hour sitcom, simply titled “Atlanta,” that will focus on a pair of cousins who are making their way through the thriving […]

Snoop Dogg on possible biopic: ‘I don’t feel like I’m ready’

Snoop Dogg on possible biopic: 'I don't feel like I'm ready'

With the runaway success of Straight Outta Compton at the box office, talk of proposed sequels and more biopics have run rampant. Thus far, we’ve heard rumblings of related follow ups including Welcome To Death Row and Dogg Pound 4 Life, but one central figure in both would be projects says he isn’t quite ready […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ does what no musical biopic has ever done

'Straight Outta Compton' does what no musical biopic has ever done

The list of historic accomplishments for Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton keeps growing and growing. With a third straight week atop the weekend box office and a total gross of $134.1 million dollars, thus far, Compton has surpassed the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, as the highest grossing music based biopic in […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ racks 3rd week atop slow weekend box office

'Straight Outta Compton' racks 3rd week atop slow weekend box office

Though it was a close call, Straight Outta Compton managed to prevail over the surprise sleeper hit War Room to remain atop the weekend box office for a third consecutive week. With over $134 million earned at the domestic box office, Compton has officially netted a profit of over $100 million as the film’s budget was only […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Jason Mitchell eyes next big role

'Straight Outta Compton's' Jason Mitchell eyes next big role

Fresh off his acclaimed performance as N.W.A. leader Eric “Eazy-E” Wright in Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell already has his sights set on his next project. According to Variety, Mitchell is close to finalizing a deal to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which will star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and interestingly enough, his Compton castmate […]

N.W.A.’s takeover of the Billboard charts

N.W.A.'s takeover of the Billboard charts

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 […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ dominates box office for 2nd week

'Straight Outta Compton' dominates box office for 2nd week

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 […]

8 powerful must-see images of Compton, California

8 powerful must-see images of Compton, California

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 […]

The African American Film Critics Association to honor hip-hop’s influence in cinema

The African American Film Critics Association to honor hip-hop's influence in cinema

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 […]

Box office report: ‘Compton’ is straight outta competition

Box office report: 'Compton' is straight outta competition

It may be time to officially label Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray a soothsayer. On the set of his rolling out cover shoot, the director had this to say about the film: “I think that it’s going to do a lot better than most people realize.” Consider that to be the understatement of […]

Theaters beef up security for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ release

Theaters beef up security for 'Straight Outta Compton' release

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 […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ a must-see for music, hip-hop fans alike

‘Straight Outta Compton’ a must-see for music, hip-hop fans alike

Straight Outta Compton is the biopic that chronicles the iconic hip-hip group NWA, which introduced the world to Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. As someone who lived through that time period and was a fan of NWA who listened to the music, watched the videos and news reports, I […]