Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson) has had hit movies before, but even he couldn't have predicted that a film about his former rap group N.W.A would one day break box office records as the No. 1 musical biopic and the biggest August opening for an R-rated movie. But that's exactly what happened this weekend...
Director F. Gary Gray is no stranger to the music or back story of N.W.A. He grew up in the same neighborhoods as the South L.A. rap group, worked on Ice Cube’s early videos before directing the rapper’s first major film, “Friday,” and worked with Dr. Dre.
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre watched from directors' chairs as Compton circa 1991 unfolded before their eyes. In a parking lot behind an old, dilapidated theater in Leimert Park, low-rider Impalas hopped, Jheri curl hairdos glistened and Daryl Gates-era LAPD officers harassed. The area had been transformed...
Joaquin Phoenix had just claimed his first victim of the day, or so it seemed when an angry interviewer emerged from the actor's hotel room.
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As the senior Muslim correspondent on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show," actor Aasif Mandvi parodied some of the media's most absurd notions about Islam, the Middle East and essentially any brown culture that qualified as "foreign."
Drug dealers or dorks? Hip-hop or punk rock? Harvard or the 'hood?
The new cover of Vanity Fair features a glamorous woman you've never seen before, yet she's already become one of the most famous faces in America.