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Suge Knight was Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

Suge Knight was Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

Former rap mogul, Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday for the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident outside of the set of the biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Knight, 53, pleaded no contest to manslaughter earlier this month in connection with the death of Terry Carter. The former Death […]

Dr. Dre is Reportedly Working on a Movie About Marvin Gaye

Dr. Dre is Reportedly Working on a Movie About Marvin Gaye

Dr. Dre is reportedly in the early stages of getting a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, as per Variety. Sources report that rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured. The music mogul’s film credits include 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, where he served as an executive producer, alongside Ice Cube. F. Gary Gray, Cameron […]

Suge Knight Murder Trial Scheduled To Begin September 24

Suge better be ready to rumble. Former Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight is going to be fighting for his life when his murder trial begins in September for running over two men with his pick up truck on the Straight Outta Compton movie set, killing one of the men. Training Day actor Cle […]

LA Judge Sentences Suge Knight’s Fiancee To Three Years In Prison

For her role in setting up the interviews with the producers of the new docu-series Death Row Chronicles, the ex-fiancee of Marion “Suge” Knight will spend the next three years in prison, according to a Los Angeles County judge. Despite her pleas for leniency, Toi-Lin Kelly was sentenced to three years for assisting Knight in […]

#NationalScreenwritersDay Let’s Celebrate the Writers of 15 Hip-Hop Movies We Love

Today, January 5, marks the 2nd annual celebration of National Screenwriter’s Day. National Screenwriter’s Day recognizes the tremendous talent and efforts of the writers behind the big screen films we love and cherish. According to Hal Croasnum, creator of National Screenwriter’s Day and President of ScreenwritingU, the holiday tackles more than shedding the spotlight on […]

O’Shea Jackson Jr. Reportedly Joins Cast of ‘Flarsky’ Starring Seth Rogen

O'Shea Jackson Jr. Joins Cast of 'Flarsky' Starring Seth Rogan

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is reportedly set to join the cast of the forthcoming blockbuster Flarsky starring Seth Rogen. Rogen is set to play an unemployed journalist named Fred Flarsky who is self-destructive and attempts to pursue his childhood crush/baby sitter who is the most unreachable woman on Earth. There’s no word on what character O’shea […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Actor Arrested On Assault Charges

The actor who played Suge Knight in “Straight Outta Compton” was busted for punching two people during a restaurant melee in New Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. R. Marcos Taylor argued with the manager of Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Green Brook on Aug. 9 before the actor punched him several times in the face, according to […]

Ice Cube Will Be Inducted Into Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ice Cube took to Instagram to give a toast to his day “riders”, who made it possible for him to get a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Toast to all my Day 1 Riders! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ? A […]

‘Friday’ Was Released On This Day In 1995

Its been 20 years since the original stoner comedy Friday lit up the theaters. The film not only grossed $28 million in the box office, it became a timeless classic. Friday tells the story of two pals, Craig (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), who are enjoying the start of their weekend while trying to avoid the neighborhood’s […]

Dr. Dre Detained By Police Following Road Rage Incident

Dr. Dre was handcuffed and patted down by police following a road rage incident in his own driveway, reports TMZ. According to initial reports, Dr. Dre was outside his Malibu home yesterday (Monday, July 25) trying to pull into his driveway when another driver blocked his way. Here’s how it allegedly went down. The Compton-born […]

Lights, Camera, Action: Jason Mitchell Talks New ‘Keanu’ Movie, Eazy E Role in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and the Advice That Changed His Life

From Hollygrove to Hollywood, breakout star Jason Mitchell has taken flight. A simple six week acting class (meant for meeting new friends) would launch the 29-year-old actor into super stardom, a divine twist of fate landing the Louisiana native on movie bills and credit rolls. Admitting to a checkered past: “I was seeing friends do […]

Aretha Franklin Celebrates Her 74th Birthday in Manhattan, Announces Big News

Following the success of Straight Outta Compton, biopics are more popular than ever. Apparently, musical phenomenon Aretha Franklin has an update on her long awaited biopic. According to Page Six, at The Queen of Soul’s 74th birthday celebration in Manhattan, she shared the news with those in attendance. “Good news, we’re ready to sign for […]

Best Hip Hop Moments of #BMH: Happy Birthday Dr. Dre

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

Maino Wants To See A Redo of the Notorious Biopic, Says It Was Done Too Early

Maino wants to see the another Biggie Smalls movie, and he may have a point. During an interview with DJ Small Eyez, the Brooklyn rapper touched on the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, and was asked what other biopics he would like to see. His response? A remake of the Notorious biopic about the late Biggie […]