‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel About Death Row Records May Be on the Way
As the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, continues to break records, rumors of more hip-hop biopics are sprouting up including one about Death Row Records. Although this one is proving to be true.
The tentatively titled Welcome to Death Row is being shopped around by APA, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It is planned to be a sequel to the F. Gary Gray-directed film by following the artists of the once dominating record label.
There's one problem though: there's no music rights are attached to Death Row. Although the creators of Straight Outta Compton were met with the same issue, the movie was in the works for 13 years which gave them the time to get everything together.
Apparently, the film will draw influence from the book and documentary of the same name by S. Leigh Savidge. The author also gained the title of co-executive producer on Straight Outta Compton.
If bought, the movie should be another hit since Death Row Records spawned some of the greatest hits from Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg -- and some of the mostinfamous scenes pre-Kanye West at the Source Awards.
Straight Outta Compton has earned $141 million since it was released on Aug. 14 and has also held the No. 1 spot in box office for three weeks in a row.
One thing is for sure -- hip-hop fans are itching for more on screen time for their favorite rappers.
"Hip hop bio pics are going to be the new superhero movies," tweeted one fan, while others are already throwing out who should be next like Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and KRS-One.