Pop & Hiss
MTV VMAs 2015: Five reasons it was all a mess
Topics

Suge Knight

Dr. Dre's assault on Dee Barnes was once included in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Dr. Dre's assault on Dee Barnes was once included in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Long before “Straight Outta Compton” hit theaters last Friday, hip-hop purists wondered how the N.W.A biopic would handle some of the less heroic moments in the West Coast rap group's history. How would founder Eazy-E’s death from AIDS be depicted? Will controversial former Death Row co-founder Suge Knight have a large role? How much of the pioneer group’s music -- which ushered in the gangsta rap genre -- would be included considering its rampant misogyny and homophobia? SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> The biggest question, however, was how the film would address a well-known incident in the history of N.W.A -- Dr. Dre’s...

Loading
71°