There’s finally more news on the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton. Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A radio DJ Big Boy for an interview that would cover everything from Dre recording with Snoop Dogg from prison to what it was like recording with Eminem. Never really making much interview appearances, it may have been the 20th anniversary of Eazy-E’s passing that brought out the rapper and Dre Beats creator. Of course the two discussed memories of the late rapper, in which he opens up about how the past friends patched things up with shortly before Eazy’s death. However, the interview also came with never before heard information about the film that will tell the story of N.W.A members, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.
Both Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are producers for the upcoming film expected to hit theaters this summer. However in the interview one thing we learn is Dre wasn’t always okay with making a movie, and it was Ice Cube who made that big push.
“I didn’t even want to do the movie. Cube actually quarterbacked it. He went out and got the first draft for the script done. I read it and was like, ‘OK, we can work with this. We can turn this into something. And when [director F.] Gary Gray got on board, that was it. I was in.”
Dre’s biggest issue was that the movie would tarnish their legacy. In the interview he said:
“I was just nervous about putting a blemish on our legacy. The story had to be told right. And it’s incredible, man. I’m really excited about it. We had our ups and downs with the filming process, but now the edit is almost done. We’re working on music and what have you, and I think everybody’s going to appreciate it, especially everybody from Los Angeles.”
The 16-minute jam packed interview also covers much more. Check the video out above and although we were pretty close to not having the film, let’s just appreciate that it’s in the works now. Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters on August 14th.