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

NWA

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?

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism, Hits Select Theatres June 26th

hd3Hidden Colors 3 is the third installment in the docu-film series coming from director and producer Tariq Nasheed of King Flex Entertainment. It has garnered critical acclaim from many individuals in the American-African community. Recently patrons raised over $70,000 for the film via the popular crowd-funding site kick starter.  The series first gained the attention of viewers in the straight to DVD release of the original two documentaries—Hidden Colors and Hidden Colors 2. The latest installment of the series, Hidden colors 3 dives into the the depths of analyzing the “post-racial” American society. Preview the trailer below and scoop out the different locations to see if the film will premiere in a theatre near you. For more detailed information visit HiddenColorstheFilm.com.

Washington, District of Colombia

Avalon Theater

5612 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington DC 20015

[7:30 pm] *** One Night Only***

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Bethesda Row Cinema

7235 Woodmont Ave

Bethesda MD 20814-2951

[7:00 pm] *** One Night Only***

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Baltimore, MD

The Senator Theater

5904 York Rd

Baltimore,MD 21212

[7:00 pm] *** One Night Only***

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Atlanta, GA

Midtown Art Cinema

931 Monroe Drive

Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00 pm, June 26, 2014 * One Night Only

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The Plaza Theater

1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30306

7:00 pm, June 27, 2014 * One Night Only

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Chicago, Illinois

ICE Chatham 14 Theaters

210 W. 87th Street

Chicago Illinois 60620

Two Showings-7:00 pm, and 10:00 pm June 27, 2014 * One Night Only

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Detroit, Michigan

Main Art Theater

118 North Main Street

Royal Oak, MI 48067

7:00 pm, June 26, 2014 * One Night Only

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Dallas, Texas

Magnolia Theater

3699 McKinney Ave #100

Dallas, TX 75204

7:00 pm, June 26, 2014 * One Night Only

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Jacksonville, Florida

The Ritz Theater

829 North Davis Street

Jacksonville,FL 32202

7:30 pm, June 26,2014 *One Night Only

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Los Angeles, California

The Music Hall Theater

9036 Wilshire Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

7:30 pm, June 26, 2014 * One Night Only

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Miami, FL

Betty T. Ferguson Complex

3000 NW 199th St

Miami Gardens,Fl 33056

6:00 pm, June 26,2014 *One Night Only

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Minneapolis,MN

Landmark Theater Lagoon Cinema

1320 Lagoon Ave

Minneapolis MN 55408

7:00 pm,June 26,2014

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New York, New York

Cinema Village Theater

22 East 12th Street

New York, NY 10003

7pm June 26,2014 *One night only

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Oakland,California

Piedmont Theater

4186 Piedmont Ave

Oakland Ca 94611

7:00 pm,June 26,2014 *One Night Only

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ritz East Theater

125 South Second St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00 pm, June 26, 2014 * One Night Only

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Movie Trailer: Get On Up

The Godfather of Soul.

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

From the mid-1950s to the end of the century James Brown scored classic hits including “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World. His dynamic dancing on stage was electrifying, and he will always be remembered as the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” The film is set to hit theaters on August 1st.