It seems like yesterday when Gangsta Rap stripped Hip-Hop of is conscious mind and moral compass! But, you know what, I’m not mad at N.W.A.! They paved the way for Waka Flocka and even Kendrick Lamar! Here we are in 2012 and the rumors are flying that this movie may finally get made! They have been talking about it for ages. Looks like F. Gary Gray is going to make it pop, according to TheWrap.com:
Negotiations are underway for Universal Pictures to pick up “Straight Outta Compton,” F. Gary Gray’s feature film about the hip hop band N.W.A., from New Line, a person familiar with the situation has told TheWrap.
The feature follows the legendary hip hop band’s rise to stardom, from being teenagers in poor Los Angeles neighborhoods to the breaking up of the band. Andrea Berloff penned the script for the film, which includes Ice Cube (pictured) among the producers.
“Straight Outta Compton” also looks at the controversy surrounding the group, Easy E’s death from AIDS, the beginning of Ice Cube’s solo career, and the forming of Death Row Records.
Damn, I miss the good old days.