Chicago rapper Chance The Rapper recently revealed he gave his best shot at trying to appear in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
According to Chance, he tried out to play music mogul and ex-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre.
“I actually did try out for the N.W.A. movie,” Chance revealed in an interview. “I read for Dre. But it wasn’t in God’s plan.” (Interview Magazine)
Check out what Ice Cube said about not featuring Eazy-E’s son in the flick on the next page…
The flick’s must-see trailer premiered online during Sunday (February 8) night’s televised Grammy Awards.
In the film’s first full-length spot, we’re first treated to an introduction featuring Ice Cube and hip-hop’s first billionaire Dr. Dre, rolling around Compton as they reminisce on their formative years there and the talent (like The Game and Kendrick Lamar) that has come up in the years since. From there, we’re thrown back into the gritty mid-80s, amidst the drugs and violence that helped bring Ice Cube, Dre, Eazy E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella together. (The Verge)
December reports claimed Ice Cube revealed footage from the upcoming flick during an overseas concert.
Australian N.W.A. fans were treated to a recent preview of the upcoming biopic, Straight Outta Compton, during a recent Ice Cube concert. The characters of Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) and Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Cube’s actual son) all show up during the trailer which Cube played gleefully. (Miss Info TV)
Last summer, a shooting went down around the N.W.A. biopic’s production set.
We’re told the gunmen were NOT targeting the crew — but since they were setting up outside the courthouse the bullets came dangerously close. One nearby civilian was hit, and collapsed next to the set … but survived. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. tells us the shooting is under investigation. They have not yet determined if it was gang-related. (TMZ)