Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up

On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired… »8/18/15 4:00pm

Dr. Dre's Ex Has an Idea Why His Abusive Past Didn't Make the NWA Biopic

While reviews for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton have been fairly positive, one prevailing critique is that the narrative conveniently leaves out Dr. Dre’s abusive past. In a recent interview, his ex-fiancée—R&B singer Michel’le—states the obvious in explaining the reason that storyline was neglected. »8/17/15 5:50pm

Listen Right Now to Women With Attitude (WWA), a Fire New Rap Supergroup

Old school West Coast rap fans who are also feminists are having a rough month, not that it’s ever been a comfortable position to occupy: Straight Outta Compton, the NWA biopic which drops today, whitewashes the misogyny that comprised a good amount of the seminal rap group’s music and does nothing to mention Dr.… »8/14/15 11:20am

NWA's Straight Outta Compton Movie May—Or May Not—Tell the Real Story

As a California girl, I grew up in the shadow of NWA even though I was absolutely not allowed to listen to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, MC Ren and Yella outside of my headphones. Now the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton is on the way, starring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father, and from the… »2/09/15 6:40pm