Ice Cube Champions N.W.A. Film
Rumors of a biopic detailing the rise to fame of legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. have been swirling for over a year now, and if there’s anybody that wants to make the project a reality it’s former group member Ice Cube. Although screenwriter Andrea Berloff, known for co-writing the 9/11 film ‘World Trade Center,’ was hired by New Line Cinema to write the script, Cube is itching to get involved.
“I’m trying to make it happen,” Cube told The BoomBox. “I think the story needs to be told. N.W.A did a lot for not only music but for art in general, for pop culture. I think the story needs to be told for youngsters who don’t know the significance of the world’s most dangerous group.”
Comprised of Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Yella, and the late Eazy E, N.W.A. earned the nickname as the world’s most dangerous group for their explicit lyrics that quickly got their music banned from many radio stations. Froming in 1986, the five rappers from Compton, Calif. ushered in a West Coast gangsta rap to a hip-hop scene then ruled by the East Coast. Among their most controversial songs was 1988’s ‘F— Tha Police,’ an explicit commentary on police brutality and racial profiling.
Despite breaking up after only five years together, many of the members would go on to find solo success. Cube continued rapping, releasing several albums and transcended into a very successful music career. Dre found his footing as a producer, while Easy-E tragically succumbed to AIDS in 1995.