Dre is dropping an album inspired by the Compton movie. He’s dropping something on August 1.
– Ice Cube
It’s not Detox but if this is indeed true, hey, we’re all for that. The timing works out with Straight Outta Compton‘s theatrical release near and of course, his ties to Apple Music. Cube broke the news and added, “It’s mega, it’s Dr. Dre, it’s what everybody’s been waiting for. It’s definitely a dope record, and he’s dropping it all on the same day,” to Philadelphia’s Power 99. We shall see soon enough… Video below.
Emphasis on “in the work”, but with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton nearing release this summer, the follow up tour only makes more sense. And how about Eminem in the late Eazy-E’s spot. This would bring out rap fans old, new, whatever. Hope it happens, as teased in the new profile by Hollywood Reporter.
According to a new interview in THR, the studio wants to set up a European N.W.A. reunion tour with Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube, and then add Eminem to the mix. The possible reunion tour has yet to be finalized with everyone’s busy schedules to deal with, but there is no doubt that this would create considerable buzz for the film. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” Donna Langley from Universal told THR. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”
Both Eminem and Dre are set to appear on the film’s official soundtrack, which will be released around the time of the film and also include an appearance from Kendrick Lamar. Dre and Cube also talked about the Suge Knight situation in the THR interview, with each of them recalling the day the incident happened, though they weren’t sure if Knight showed up that day to cause trouble. “It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” Dre said. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.” You can read the full profile here.
Up above: the all-new theatrical trailer for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’, different than that that premiered Super Bowl weekend.
The movie drops August 14th, and below, browse the all-new movie posters today. The casting looks great from the looks standpoint and as a fan of Paul Giamatti, I think he’ll play a good role as N.W.A.’s manager.
Did you catch this in the commercials of the Grammys? If not, it was one of the few moments of hip hop in tonite’s show… the surprise premiere of the first trailer of the N.W.A. biopic.
Here, for the interwebs however, is the full redband NSFW trailer, 2 minutes that showcase the crisp scenes and premise for Straight Outta Compton. Plus, it’s intro’d by Dr. Dre & Ice Cube in a spot that finds them riding around home, talking with Game and Kendrick about their influence and how this is the time for their story to be told. I concur after seeing this…
Ice Cube blasted a ‘gram on the set of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, earlier today and look who it is…
Kendrick Lamar, along with Dre and a host of others. We can only speculate on K. Dot’s involvement. Could he make his acting debut? At least contribute to the soundtrack? (Most likely.) Or is he just visiting with friends? (Possibly, but not the most fun outcome.)
Time will tell…