Posts Tagged: Dr. Dre

Surviving Compton

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Michel’le’s upcoming biopic Surviving Compton creates a dialogue with the story told by Straight Outta Compton, which notably failed to portray the roles of the women who helped grow N.W.A. and Ruthless Records. When asked why she believes her story was omitted from the Straight Outta Compton narrative, Michel’le indicated she felt no surprise: “Why would Dre put me in it… If they […]

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Dave Grohl’s Mom Said So

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Virginia Hanlon Grohl is writing a book about rockstar parenting due for release in April 2017 from Seal Press. The material will be drawn from her experience raising Dave Grohl, as well as from interviews with other rock moms including Marianne Stipe (Michael Stipe), Verna Griffin (Dr. Dre), Janis Winehouse (Amy Winehouse), and more. The book is titled From […]

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What Hip-Hop Owes David Bowie

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The Internet has been (rightfully) full of David Bowie tributes in the last week, including a series of pieces about the icon’s influence on hip-hop music. Noisey traced Bowie’s public admiration for hip-hop, beginning with the 1993 clip of Bowie asking MTV why the network wasn’t featuring black artists that went viral following his death, […]

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An Anthem for Black Lives Matter

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Kendrick Lamar has paired with Dr. Dre to make what may be the #BlackLivesMatter anthem we’ve all been waiting for. On Compton, Dre’s controversial soundtrack to the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, the track “Genocide” says in its chorus: “It’s Murder / It’s Murder / Call 911, Emergency / Hands up in the air […]

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