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Chuck D: People Are Wishing For A Public Enemy Movie That Will Never Happen

(AllHipHop News) With all the hype around the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, a lot of people began wondering what other Hip Hop themed biographical movies should be made. N.W.A’s Ice Cube recently relayed to he was open to making a film about Public Enemy. But what does the group’s front man think about that idea?

[ALSO READ: Ice Cube Confirms He’s Open To Making A ‘Public Enemy’ Film]

Chuck D of P.E. took to Twitter to address the possibility of his legendary crew being depicted on the big screen. It appears the rapper/activist is more concerned about the public supporting Public Enemy’s latest album Man Plans God Laughs than Hollywood covering their story.

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F . Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton, was asked which Hip Hop act would he like to see get their own biopic. He told, “I’m so into Straight Outta Compton it’s hard to answer, but I could tell you I don’t know the story of Wu-Tang. I know they did something really different.”

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray Reveals What Other Hip Hop Biopic He’d Like To See Made]

  • The NWA story is much more commercially viable to tell than the PE story.

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  • therealest1

    Yes, we will now have an onslaught movies planned or made on older era popular rap groups based on the commercial success of Straight Outta Compton.

    First, there’s been releases of comic book movies, now there’s going to be biographical rap group movies going forward.

    And who the hell would play Flavor Flav in this shit if it was ever made?

    • Knickfan4life

      They won’t invest anymore money in hip hop movies biggie an nwa are pop icons. that’s it for this genre. Lol

  • RevrendIke3x

    I’m waiting on the Kwame the Polka Dot Kid movie. Or Stezo’s My Turn My Movie.

  • Ocean Sage

    How about a Wu-Tang Clan biopic?

  • Knickfan4life

    Public enemy worst album to date


    is it possible we see some movies that include entertainers, music, slaves, etc? or do black not live life outside of sports, entertainment, & slavery? Im pretty sure the ceo of amex is black..MS had a blk exec. surely theres some (blk) directors out there with some vision, an imagination, resources, to make a dope movie with a plot. f all these re-told stories of nwa, james brown, etc. I enjoy these ppl’s stories & music like the next, but I already know these stories. 12 yrs a slave was pretty interesting. Tuskegee airmen in the 90’s was dope, jungle fever was dope, mahogany is great, raisin in the sun, classics. id like to see a zora neal Hurston book turned into a film. Hollywood, to include spike lee the last 10 yrs, is feeding me/us bullshit. shit you wanna re-tell a story? someone make a film about Langston hughes or ella fitzgerald. even if dramaticized cuz they had reeeal interesting lives!

    • Knickfan4life

      Will Smith did that already

      • WIWYCB

        he did what?

      • Knickfan4life

        He bought the rights to a lot of those movies

      • WIWYCB

        oh I can dig it. do you know which ones exactly? any movement on them actually being release?

      • Knickfan4life

        I will look them up

      • WIWYCB

        denzel did a movie some time back where he directed it. the great debaters and antwone fisher. those were solid movies

      • Knickfan4life

        Will Smith via his production company Overbrook Entertainment, along with partner James Lassiter, will produce an adaptation of the upcoming graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, which Sony Pictures picked up the rights to.

        The graphic novel, which won’t be available for sale until April 1, 2014, is an interpretation of the real-life story of the 369th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II. The 369th Infantry is known for being the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I and was nicknamed “The Harlem Hellfighters” (hence the title of the graphic novel), as well as the “Black Rattlers,” in addition to several other nicknames.

    • Knickfan4life

      Black people need to expand our minds beyond biopics we can write a star wars or e.t..

      • WIWYCB

        that’s all im saying.

    • hoeyuno

      Your on a hip hop thread that discusses hip hop topics

      • WIWYCB

        youre correct. but the beauty of hip hop is that it transcends boundaries and encompasses the mediums of art. otherwise, leave music, hip hop in this case, in the booth, the club or arena. don’t create films & videos illustrating hip hop. hip hop is the description of black life & resonates with all ppl, across all topics. but if that’s too complicated, lets keep it simple & have chuck d curate the film or documentary or produce the soundtrack. that good enough for you?

      • hoeyuno

        Haha I gotcha. and I agree with you but you cant knock these documentaries. Why doesnt Dr.Dre or Cube’s accomplishments compare to those of the CEO’s of amex?

      • WIWYCB

        its not that they don’t compare its that other stories outside of music, sports, & entertainment also compare but they are seldom told or even whispered about. if we’re going to run with the music theme then lets go with bb king, ella gitzgerald. their story has been told but certainly not a green lit film. all im saying is variety. variety, to the extent of the blk experience outside of music, is to tell the story of the ceo of amex. if his story isn’t that interesting, take bits of his story, bits of someone elses & make it dramatic.
        what made/makes spike lee great is stories like crooklyn, mo beta blues, he got game, jungle fever, etc. blk stories, truths, experiences, that even if do touch on music & sports, its about a lot more than a nigga dribbling a basketball or rapping. variety. that’s all im saying. lol

  • Markus

    With all due respect to Chuck D, any release of new music from Public Enemy is a distant on another planet second to the classics they’ve had in the past. That era would be why a movie about them would work. If a film was made during their Yo! Bum Rush The Show,It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear Of A Black Planet days,I’m in the theater for sure.

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