Another 'Straight Outta Compton' In the Works?
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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According to TMZ, the box-office hit Straight Outta Compton has some unfinished business. The story is set to continue in a part two of sorts, telling the story of the rise of Death Row Records.

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Daz, a hip-hop artist and member of group Tha Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap heavyweights, along with Suge Knight, Nate Dogg, Kurupt and Warren G. He also reportedly told the media outlet that the title of the film is Dogg Pound 4 Life.

TMZ also reports that Dr. Dre’s son, Curtis Young, will depict his father, but that no actors are confirmed for the roles of Snoop and Ice Cube. Other members of the original cast and producers of Straight Out of Compton are not set to return, as Dr. Dre and Ice Cube won’t be producing the film, however, Daz reportedly told TMZ Ice Cube gave him the idea to make the movie.

Straight Outta Compton, a biopic exploring the rise to fame of West Coast hip-hop group N.W.A., dominated the box office at its debut, raking in $60.2 million—more than the $56.1 million that the studio behind the film, Universal reported—making the hit film the fifth biggest August opening in history and again dominated the box office this weekend with more than $26 million at 3,025 locations for its second run.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.