If Straight Outta Compton failed to fulfill your insatiable appetite for the dramatization of rap and hood life, here is some good news for you.
According to TMZ, a Straight Outta Compton sequel, which will feature the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and other West Coast rap legends, is already in the preliminary stages of planning. The sequel will pick up where N.W.A. left off and apart from following the careers of Snoop Dogg and Tupac, it will also feature the lives and rise of Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, and Warren G.
Reports suggest that the sequel will be called Dogg Pound 4 Life.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 21, 2015
The news of a Straight Outta Compton sequel may not come as a surprise to many – considering that the N.W.A. biopic topped the Box Office in the first week after its release, grossing a whopping $56.1 million – but the fact that an announcement comes so soon after Straight Outta Compton’s release is certain to excite fans who were already left enthralled by director F. Gary Gray’s work in bringing N.W.A.’s life to the big screen.
Dogg Pound veteran Daz said that the sequel will not whitewash gang violence, and its impact on the rap industry, a criticism which has been leveled by many against Straight Outta Compton, which has also been disparaged for airbrushing Dr. Dre’s misogynistic past. Despite the criticisms, though, Straight Outta Compton has done magnificently well in luring audiences to the theaters, beating the likes of Tom Cruise vehicle Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation in its rise to the top of the Box Office.
Business Insider reports that the Straight Outta Compton sequel will be set in what many called a legendary time in hip-hop when ‘gangsta rap’ label Death Row Records dominated the music landscape. Suge Knight, one of the men responsible for the creation of Death Row, will also be a character in the movie, but he will not be featured for well-documented reasons.
Interestingly, it has also been revealed that Dr. Dre’s eldest son – Curtis Young – will appear in the sequel, while there has been no confirmation on who will play Ice Cube or Snoop Dogg. What we know, however, is the actors who starred in Straight Outta Compton are not likely to return for the sequel.
What remains to be seen is how much truth can be gauged from Daz’s statements about a sequel already being in the works, but if a Straight Outta Compton sequel is indeed happening, it will be music to our ears.
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