Roland Martin recently sat down with Regina Hall, Ice Cube, and Cedric the Entertainer to find out how they managed to actually get the movie done with such a crazy cast of characters roaming the set. Cedric told Martin they clowned a little and had a good time, but implied that Cube knows how to get folks back in line to "get the job done."
Since the release of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, many have questioned the absence of Dr. Dre’s history of misogyny and abuse towards former girlfriends and women in the industry. During the ensuing discussion, the entrepreneur expressed regret for his mistakes. In a cover story for Rolling Stone, the legendary producer doesn’t give an explanation as to why fights […]
Straight Outta Compton had a phenomenal box office debut. The movie surpassed predictions bringing in $56.1 million after its first weekend
Roland Martin traveled to Hollywood to talk with the cast and director of the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton. In this NewsOne Now interview, Martin talks with director F. Gary Gray about police abuse and how the iconic group addressed police brutality. Gray told Martin he felt “a lot of pressure” to get the film right. He […]
NewsOne Now host Roland Martin recently spoke with Jason Mitchell (Easy-E), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Ice Cube) about their experiences channeling NWA for the new hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton. About Straight Outta Compton from the film’s official Facebook page: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their […]
George Clinton, principal architect of P-Funk, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his music career and new memoir “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin, Kinda Hard on You?” Of the book from Amazon.com: In this seminal music memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks four decades of hit songs, drug abuse, the […]
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial in a fatal hit-and-run case that injured another man on set of the biopic Straight Outta Compton, TIME magazine reports. After a two-day preliminary hearing that ended Thursday, Judge Ronald Coen ruled that Knight, 49, will stand trial on one count […]
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