There Might Be a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel
Much like the 2Pac biopic that has been in the pipeline since before some readers were born, a movie chronicling N.W.A.'s rise and fall seemed like a pipe dream. But despite the Hollywood machine's reluctance--and despite nakedly racist law enforcement efforts to keep fans at home--Straight Outta Compton was a runaway success, to the tune of more than $60 million at the box office in its opening week. And when one rap narrative is the biggest movie in the country, it only makes sense that producers start looking for another. According to TMZ, reports that a sequel "of sorts" is in the works, and will trace the respective rises of Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg and others. Can you imagine taking the whole family to see Daz and Kurupt on the big screen?
Though Straight Outta Compton covered the entire time period that Death Row ruled rap, Snoop was in the movie only sparingly. In reality, his 1993 debut, Doggystyle, was one of the most anticipated rap albums of all time, to the point that it was instrumental in making fans care about release dates. No script has been released, nor have producers announced any details, but one would assume that the movie also shed light on Warren G's role picking samples for Dr. Dre's The Chronic. TMZ says that Dr. Dre's son, Curtis Young, will play his father; the outlet is also reporting that Daz says the film will not whitewash the gang violence that surrounded the rappers in the early- and mid-1990s. No release date has been set, nor have directors or other actors been attached.