Straight Outta Compton: The N. W. A. Biopic Is On The Way!

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The N. W. A. biopic is underway and the leads have finally been casted!

Yesterday Dr. Dre tweeted the above image with the caption “8/14/15 #StraightOuttaCompton ” indicating the film’s intended release date.

Currently in the pre-production stages of the film, Dre released the above image featuring himself, Ice Cube, and Director, F. Gary Gray along with the young men who will be portraying himself, Ice Cube and the late rapper, Easy- E.

The image confirms the film’s cast of leading characters; Corey Hawkins will play he role of Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son) will be playing the role of his father.

Critically acclaimed Director, F. Gary Gray has joined forces with Universal Studios, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre to bring fans a snap shot of one of American popular culture’s most influential hip-hop groups.

The film is yet another notch in Gray’s belt as he is known notably for directing classic films such as Friday, The Italian Job and the Negotiator.

This is said to be Gray’s first time directing a biopic and we’re looking forward to everything that he’ll bring to the film.

DJ Yella, MC Ren, Eazy- E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube exploded on the scene in the late 80s using their raw and gritty lyrics to send audacious but poignant messages to society about the state of Compton.

We can’t wait to relive the birth of “gangsta rap” as we are guided through the story of these legendary hip-hop heavyweights.

Now that you’ve seen firsts look of the film’s lead characters, what do you think?

***Breaking News*** Dr. Dre Set to be ‘Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire’ !

André Romelle Young,  former rapper turned consumer electronics aficionado —better known as Dr. Dre— is reportedly set to wrap up a deal with Apple for 3.2 billion dollars.

Rumors  have not officially been confirmed by either Apple or Beats By Dre but as seen in a video posted to Facebook late yesterday, Dr. Dre and [singer/actor]Tyrese Gibson celebrate the potential Apple buyout.

In the Video you see Gibson boasting and dancing as Dre joins in the celebration to proclaim himself as,

“The First Billionaire in Hip-Hop, right here from the M**F West Coast, believe me.”

News of this acquisition by Apple will  grant them access to the Beats By Dre head phones empire along with their streaming music service. This deal would potentially place Apple in the game with a strong leg up in the music streaming space alongside a range of  existing competitors such as Spotify.

If the allegations are true, Congrats to Dr. Dre on this game changing and historical move.

Jay-Z and Diddy move over because here comes Dr. Dre !