Ice Cube Discusses N.W.A. Movie
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre haven’t always been on the best of terms. The two, who are both original members of N.W.A., have quarreled in the past over royalties. It ultimately led to Ice Cube defecting from the group in the early 90’s. The two seem to be on civil terms now, though. In an interview with The L.A. Weekly, Cube said he and Dre have been working on putting together a movie based on the controversial group.
“We’re taking it to the nooks and crannies, I think deeper than any other article or documentary on the group. These are the intimate conversations that helped forge N.W.A. To me I think its interesting to anybody who loves that era and I don’t know any other movie where you can mix Gangster Rap, the FBI, L.A. riots, HIV and f---ing feuding with each other.”
He didn’t provide any other concrete details about the film, although it’s been in the works for a while. Back in 2011 New Line Cinema announced they were developing an N.W.A. movie, which was originally set to be released in 2012. John Singleton was selected as the film’s director and it was rumored that Ice Cube and Dr. Dre would act as producers. The only cast members announced for the project were Eazy-E and Ice Cube’s sons to play their fathers.
The original line-up consisted of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren. Their debut album Straight Outta Compton launched the gangsta rap era.