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HBO's 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Special: Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi Again

David Hinckley | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

This year's annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction special on HBO continues that event's march from a free-form rock 'n' roll evening to a slickl...

Ice Cube Reveals A Disturbing Truth About Race And Movie Audiences

Laura Goldman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Rapper and movie star Ice Cube came out swinging in support of #BlackLivesMatter during his press junket for "Barbershop: The Next Cut." He said, "#BlackLivesMatter shows awareness.

N.W.A. Join Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame With Attitude And A Selfie

Reuters | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.11.2016 | Black Voices

California rappers N.W.A. finally took their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, jubilant about their transformation from one of the mo...

DJ Fined For Playing 'F**k Tha Police' While Cops Cleared Out Bar

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.17.2016 | Crime

A DJ has reportedly been charged with disorderly conduct for playing N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police" as officers tried to clear out an overcrowded bar. Kash...

Ice Cube Gives Fans Hope For N.W.A Reunion At Coachella

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

Coachella might have just gotten a little more "gangsta gangsta." During his appearance on "The Talk" this morning (where he was promoting his new fi...

Kendrick Lamar And Barack Obama Shared A Powerful Moment At The White House

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

When President Barack Obama and rap superstar Kendrick Lamar met last week in the White House, they shared a moment of amazement. "Can you believe tha...

'Straight Outta Compton' Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie From African-American Director

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton has earned $200 million at the worldwide box office....

Former NWA Manager: I Want Hughes Brothers To Do Eazy-E Biopic

Vlad TV | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

Legendary music manager Jerry Heller recently caught up with Prez and Mac Jay for an episode of the Murder Master Music Show, and he spoke about the N...

Dee Barnes Discusses ‘Traumatic’ Dr. Dre Assault In Exclusive Interview

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

It's been nearly 25 years since Dr. Dre assaulted journalist Dee Barnes at a Hollywood nightclub -- and just as long since the attack has been largely...

Kept Outta "Compton": N.W.A's Arabian Prince Has No Regrets

Wendy Brandes | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Wendy Brandes

Arabian Prince says he's not angry, but he knows people who are. Although he was one of the founding members of the rap group N.W.A, he was left out of the hit movie Straight Outta Compton, and, as a result, people are seeking him out on Facebook to vent.

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

The Birth of N.W.A. and the Creation of a Summer Blockbuster

Antonio Moore | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

For N.W.A. as a group if, Eazy was its heart, Heller its business brain, Cube its lyrical mouth, undeniably, Dr. Dre was the group's musical soul. Dre's ear created a sound that had rhythm and bounce, enabling him to hear the cries of the ghetto, and relay it to the world with thump.

This Feminist on Straight Outta Compton

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.

Just A Couple Of Muppets Singing N.W.A's 'Express Yourself'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy

In the mid-1970s, a hip-hop supergroup emerged from the Sesame Streets. They called themselves M.W.A. -- short for "Muppets Wit' Attitude." Led by the...

There's A Mistake In 'Straight Outta Compton' You Probably Didn't Notice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

It won the box office last weekend, but N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" struck out in baseball cap authenticity. A scene features Eazy-E (played...

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise to fame as part ...

10 Things I Learned from "Straight Outta Compton"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:

'Straight Outta Compton' Is a Stunning Surprise

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a movie that should appeal to a limited audience, but it is presented with such skill and with such compassion and heart that it should draw in huge numbers of persons wanting to see a real work of art.

Ice Cube Justifies Misogyny In N.W.A. Lyrics By Telling Women Not To Defend 'Despicable Females'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ice Cube addressed the misogyny in N.W.A.’s lyrics. As one of the magazine's cover stars, the rapper opened up t...

Paul Giamatti Turned Into A Little Girl When He Met Ice Cube

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy

You know when you're a famous Hollywood actor, and you finally meet the original members of N.W.A, after having grown up listening to them in college,...

Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.12.2016 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past. In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Angeles n...

6 N.W.A. Songs That Spoke About The Reality Of Being Black In America

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and ...

11 Takeaways From the 1st GOP Debate

Sam Johnson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

11. "When you find mush, you push" is a belief shared by both Scott Walker and Vladimir Putin, but it's not nearly as grossly sexual as you're thinkin...

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Talks Honoring Eazy-E's Legacy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Eazy-E put West Coast gangsta rap on the map with N.W.A.'s unapologetically controversial album "Straight Outta Compton." Although he wasn't a natural...