“Twenty-six years and many incarnations ago, they came straight outta Compton – and now Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are together again on the cover of Rolling Stone,” Rolling Stone reports. “In the cover story, on stands Friday, senior writer Brian Hiatt hangs out with Cube and Dre, as well as the other surviving members of N.W.A, M.C. Ren and DJ Yella, to go deep on the real, wild story of the world’s most dangerous hip-hop group. The movie version of their career, Straight Outta Compton, (from Friday director F. Gary Gray) hits theaters August 14th; Compton, Dre’s guest-star-filled companion album to the movie, is already out.”
“In the feature, Cube says he wanted the movie to provide some much-needed context for N.W.A’s songs: ‘You had to see why we did the music. You know, not just ‘we were young, angry niggas out of South Central,’ but why did we make those kind of records? We were living in the middle of dope dealing, gangbanging, police brutality, fucking Reaganomics, and there was nowhere to escape,'” Rolling Stone reports. “Cube laughs off N.W.A’s lyrical treatment of women (which, to be fair, got way worse after he left the group). ‘If you’re a bitch, you’re probably not going to like us,’ he says. ‘If you’re a ho, you probably don’t like us. If you’re not a ho or a bitch, don’t be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn’t be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a bitches that’s men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we’re talking about her.'”
Read more in the full article here.
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[Attribution: The New York Post. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]