N.W.A.: Gangsta Rap Pioneers Straight Outta Compton

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National outrage sparked protests across the country, with the hacktivist group Anonymous hacking Chicago police radios to play N.W.A's "F**k Tha Police." The gangsta rap song remains as relevant today as it was released back in 1988 and with it. Even though the group has long disbanded, their name still hovers over the subjects of police brutality and racial inequality.READ MORE


N.W.A.'s 'F*ck Tha Police' Played On Repeat On Police Radios After Hack

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Someone hacked New Zealand's police radio frequency and illegally broadcasted N.W.A.'s 'F*ck Tha Police.' Inspector Kelvin Lloyd said the intrusion is disturbing work and putting people in danger.READ MORE

Members of N.W.A. DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and MC Ren

'Straight Outta Compton' Soundtrack Lands 2017 Grammy Nomination

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Straight Outta Compton continues to receive rave reviews and accolades for its phenomenal screenplay and actors. Now, it's being recognized by the recording academy for the film's music with a 2017 GRAMMY nomination in catergory for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media category.READ MORE

Michel'le Toussaint performs at Celebration Of Life With TV One's R&B Divas LA at House of Blues Sunset Strip on January 14, 2015

Michel'le Biopic Premieres in Less Than 30 Days, Full Trailer Shows Abusive Dr. Dre [WATCH]

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With less than thirty days to go before the Lifetime premiere of the Michel'le biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel'le, the network has released the full trailer of what viewers can expect to see from the singer's abusive relationship with Dr. Dre.READ MORE

Ice Cube performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 on April 23, 2016

Ice Cube "Not Losing Sleep Over" Death of Former N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller

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Ice Cube recently spoken out regarding the death of Jerry Heller, the former manager of his group the N.W.A. According to the rapper, he neither feels sad nor happy about the death of the music mogul.READ MORE

Jerry Heller

Jerry Heller, Ex-Manager of Dre. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Eazy-E’s N.W.A., Dies at 75

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Jerry Heller, who was best known for managing Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E's west coast rap group N.W.A., died on Friday at the age of 75. His attorney, Mickey Shapiro, attributed the music mogul's death to his portrayal in the biographical film Straight Outta Compton.READ MORE

Members of N.W.A. DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and MC Ren

Coachella 2016: N.W.A, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre Reunite for Festival Weekend 2 [WATCH]

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Ice Cube had been promising an N.W.A. reunion, but the original members of the legendary hip-hop group, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella, didn’t actually get it together onstage until weekend 2 of Coachella 2016. The group made a major comeback in 2016 with the smash hit biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton,' which was the top movie seller over the summer.READ MORE

Actor O'Shea Jackson (L) and rapper/actor Ice Cube speak onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards

DJ Shockingly Fined For Playing N.W.A F*ck Tha Police To Cops

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Probably wasn't the smartest song to play...READ MORE

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Kendrick Lamar Will Induct N.W.A Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April

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Celebrities often honor their idols through their art in forms of acting, fashion, music, dance, and more, but how often do they get the chance to present them with an award of achievement? Kendrick Lamar will induct iconic hip-hop collective, N.W.A, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 8 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.READ MORE

Lil' Wayne performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Chief Keef, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne Most Profane Lyricists While Country Music is SFW

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It's no secret that rap is a profane genre of music, but which artist has the dirtiest mouth of all? According to a new study, the foulest emcees in the game are none other than Chief Keef and Lil Wayne.READ MORE

Ice Cube

Ice Cube Says N.W.A. Members Will Reunite For Coachella With "Great Visuals" [WATCH]

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Ice Cube has revealed his plans to reunite members of N.W.A. for Coachella on the same night that the classic Guns N' Roses lineup will be reuniting for the first time in more than 20 years. He further added that there will be "great visuals" projected during his set.READ MORE

Jerry Heller

Jerry Heller Would Be Pissed if 'Straight Outta Compton' Gets Oscar Nomination Amid Lawsuit

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In 2015 N.W.A's critically acclaimed biopic shattered box office records. However not everyone was happy about the success of the film, as the group's former manager Jerry Heller says he would be pissed if Straight Outta Compton receives an Oscar nod.READ MORE

Cheap Trick perform on stage at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Honour-Show at The Roundhouse on Nov. 10, 2010

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2016: Cheap Trick, N.W.A., Chicago Lead 2016 Class

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its inductees for 2016, its 31st class. Cheap Trick, N.W.A., Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller made the cut this year.READ MORE

Adele attends the television show 2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick

Adele, Eagles of Death Metal, Sia Top Google's Most Searched Musicians List of 2015

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If you Googled a musician in 2015, chances are it was Adele. On Wednesday (Dec. 16), the search engine rolled out its most-searched for topics of the year, and it should be no real surprise that the "Hello" singer topped the list, above other newsworthy acts such as Eagles of Death Metal, N.W.A., Chris Stapleton and more.READ MORE

N.W.A. 'Straight Outta Compton' album cover

N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' Album Certified Triple Platinum

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According to the RIAA, N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton album was certified triple platinum back in November. The group’s debut has sold more than three million units since its 1988 release.READ MORE

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