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Is Ice Cube Mad or Nah?, Responds To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub and Gives The Best Answer Ever

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Social Media went ham this week once Oscar 2016 nominations rolled in on Thursday, January 14th, showing one, JUST 1 mention for the epicness that is, Straight Outta Compton movie holding down the Best Original Screenplay category.

Fans felt some type of way as they expressed their opinions that the top box office film should’ve received a plethora on noms.

Ice Cube sat down with Wendy Williams as she asked his thoughts on the Oscar news. Cube, in BOSS fashion gave the best answer ever.

“I’m not pissed. I’m not surprised, you know what I mean? It’s the Oscars, they do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. Number one at the box office, over $200 million dollars worldwide, you know? I can’t be mad.”

Peep the interview below:

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Happy New Year: Top 20 Moments of 2015

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As we literally countdown the hours of 2015, check out our Top 20 recap of the Best and Hilarious Moments of the year. Trust us, this is our best line-up yet as the past 12 months was filled with some of the most news and happenings probably more than any year that we could remember.

Check it out after the jump!

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In Fashion: “Black-ish” Star YARA SHAHIDI Covers Heed Magazine

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi will cover Heed Magazine‘s Fall Issue, which will available Tuesday, September 15th! The young talent shows off her fashionable side in spring-like pastel colors and styles that will be trending during this fall season. 

She looks great!

The issue will also feature…

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Hip Hop Dynasty Heir, Romeo Miller, Actor-Photographer-Dad-Husband Lance Gross, Accessories’ Designing Duo Coco & Breezy, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON / Selma actor, Keith Stanfield and more. This month, Heed promises to introduce the world to some of Entertainment and Fashion’s freshest faces.

Check out BTS footage below of Yara’s dope shoot:

 

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BALLIN’: Brandon Jennings Buys out Theatre for “Straight Outta Compton” Screening

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STRAIGHT OUTTA HIS POCKETS!

Last Night, NBA star Brandon Jennings took his community and family to watch the #1 film in the country, Straight Outta Compton at The Bridge – Cinemark Theatre in Culver City.

Jennings who is a native of the City of Compton, CA decided to support the film in a unique way, as he bought out the whole theatre to watch the film with his friends and community.

Brandon spoke to the movie attendees saying:

“I’m from the City of Compton, this is very important to me, and to my City, this is one of our first films for Compton specifically and I’m proud to support it, so I bought this whole Mutha Effa Out.”

 

He invited out other Compton Natives such as Malaysia – star of BBWLA, Eric Bellinger – R&B Singer who’s project Cuffin Season is climbing the charts and LA Ambassador/ Super Promoter herself Miss Diddy who’s company represents Brandon Jennings.

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Brandon also thanked Marc Rose who played 2Pac in the film for coming out and supporting his viewing event.

Photo Cred: Cassy Athena, Kass for The Brand Group
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Fly Interview: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Talks Movie Roles, Drake Vs. Meek Mill Beef & more

 

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) have all encompassed their roles to the point where it’s quite scary how well they play each of their characters in the upcoming movie biopic, which hit theaters on Friday, August 14th.

During the interview, the fellas spoke on the pressures behind playing someone that they’ve idolized for so long.

[O’Shea] on playing the role of his very own Father, Ice Cube: 

It had to audition for two years before I got the role. And then, after that I had a chemistry test with [these two: Jason & Corey] and like two other [Cube’s] and like three [Dre’s], and Universal Studios still had to pick the right man for the job. It’s a crazy amount of pressure because it’s my family’s legacy.

O’Shea admits that he may follow in his Father’s footsteps and pursue more music (says he gave Big Sean a nudge recently on the subject, as he laughs). But, for now acting is his main priority, he says.

[Corey] on why he thinks they were casted: 

They wanted it to be authentic. They wanted it to be right, and they weren’t looking for impersonations. They could’ve found guys that looked and sound exactly like them, but they wanted people who they knew could do the work and just capture the legacy of N.W.A.

[Jason] says: 

They took the fear away from us by letting us know…”you guys are right for the job. we pitched you guys for a reason. All the impersonations and all of the problems that you think you guys are going to have physically, we’re going to give you the tools to feel comfortable, but in the meantime, just to be here to support you guys.”

On the Drake vs Meek Mill: 

It looks like there’s about six rounds left in the fight, so let’s not count it out completely. But we all know what the judges cards are looking like at this point. It’s been a knockdown in the fight! He got up but lets just see where it goes.

Check out the entire interview below:

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Straight Outta Compton hits theaters this Friday, August 14th! Don’t miss it!

SEE ALSO:

ON THE GRAM: THE INTERNET TAKES THE STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON PHOTO GENERATOR AND RUNS AMOK WITH IT

‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ DIRECTOR F. GARY GRAY DISCUSSES PREPARING THE CAST TO PLAY THEIR ICONIC ROLES

BIG SEAN, ICE CUBE, F. GARY GRAY AND THE CAST OF STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON HOST PRIVATE SCREENING IN DETROIT

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On The Gram: The Internet Takes The Straight Outta Compton Photo Generator And Runs Amok With It

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NOTHING IS OUT OF BOUNDS!

Straight Outta Compton’s buzz is through the roof with the highly anticipated biopic set to bit theaters next week. The marketing machine that is Beats music decided to allow regular folks to represent where they from with a meme generator using the iconic Straight Outta Compton font. All good, but you know the internet had to have some fun with it. Hit the jump to see what the internet done did again. 

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‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ Director F. Gary Gray Discusses Preparing The Cast To Play Their ICONIC Roles

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This past weekend, the stars of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Executive Producer Ice Cube, Director F. Gary Gray, and legendary N.W.A member DJ Yella held a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss the making of the film.

Gary Gray tasked the cast with not only portraying their character on screen, but essentially becoming these legendary artists:

“I just filled him [O’Shea Jackson, Jr.] up with ammunition. He would have everything he needed to understand how I felt during that time,” said Ice Cube on his son’s portrayal of him in the film.

Gary Gray touched on the intense amount of work the cast had to go through to become the legendary members of N.W.A. The talented Jason Mitchell, who plays Eazy-E in the film, talked to how this experience is the job of a lifetime and how happy he is to bring life to the fallen gangsta rap icon:

“The second to last week of shooting was called the Eazy week. By that time, we had built up a brotherhood so strong, that when they saw me laying in that [hospital] bed, they weren’t seeing Eazy, they were seeing Jason,” said Jason Mitchell on the bond the cast shares.

The cast has developed a brotherhood that translates on screen as we journey through the years of N.W.A Make sure to catch STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON in theaters August 14th!

PHOTO: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

SEE ALSO:

BIG SEAN, ICE CUBE, F. GARY GRAY AND THE CAST OF STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON HOST PRIVATE SCREENING IN DETROIT

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: MEET THE CAST OF THE UPCOMING N.W.A BIOPIC AND WATCH THE NEW TRAILER

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Dr. Dre Announces New Album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre’

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During his hosting/DJ segment for The Pharmacy over at Beats 1 Radio via Apple Music, Dr. Dre announced that the new album Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is on it’s next week Aug. 7th.

The news was quite unexpected as he totally caught everyone by surprise:

“I was leaving the set, coming to the studio and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album. And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”

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Of course, much anticipation for the Detox project has been building for years now, but Dre also stated that the album will not see the light of day. “It just wasn’t good,” Dr. Dre said.

About ‘Detox’, Dre says:

“The reason Detox didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it. I don’t think I did a good enough job, and I couldn’t do that to my fans and I couldn’t do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn’t feeling it.”

The new album will feature artists like: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, BJ The Chicago Kid, Xzibit, Jill Scott, Eminem and more. This will be Dre’s “grand finale” album, as he stated.

The movie #StraightOuttaCompton releases nationwide Aug. 14, 2015.

Peep Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack tracklist below:

1. “Intro”
2. “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
3. “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4. “It’s All on Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5. “All in a Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6. “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7. “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8. “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9. “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10. Jon Connor, “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
11. The Game, “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
12. “For the Love of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13. “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14. “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
15. “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16. “Talking to My Diary”

PHOTOS: TWITTER VIDEO & INSTAGRAM

SEE ALSO:

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: MEET THE CAST OF THE UPCOMING N.W.A BIOPIC AND WATCH THE NEW TRAILER

WATCH: DR. DRE TALKS NEW FILM STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON WITH BIG BOY ON THE REAL 92.3

FAB 5 FREDDY GOES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE MEMBERS OF N.W.A FOR THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BIOPIC ‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON [VIDEO]

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New Videos: Miguel feat. Kurupt – “NWA” & “…going to hell”

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As apart of his visual compilation Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You, singer-songwriter Miguel brings two visuals separately out the gate; “NWA” featuring Kurupt and “…goingtohell.”

Just in time for the upcoming film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, Migs walks the local streets of California, donned in all-black with a leather biker jacket, of course, as he sings the words to his own tune. In the process of walking, Miguel jumps in a car with Kurupt.

Check out both videos on the next pages below….

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Big Sean, Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray And The Cast Of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Host Private Screening In Detroit

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In 1980’s California, a group of young men (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell) formed the hip-hop group N.W.A and revolutionized music and pop culture with brutally honest songs about life in the ‘hood.

Last night, July 22, 2015 Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, Big Sean, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell hosted a private screening of the Universal Pictures’ film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.

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