Following the success of new NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, a sequel film could be in the works, focusing instead on the lives and careers of Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.
Straight Outta Compton was released in the US last week and went to the top of the box office. The film is named after the classic NWA album and follows the rise of the outfit, touching upon their brushes with the local police and ultimate success in the music industry.
Now, Tha Dogg Pound rapper Daz Dillinger has reportedly told TMZ that there are early plans for a movie revolved around the ’90s West Coast scene, reportedly featuring Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Nate Dogg, Warren G, as well as former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight.
It is also claimed that the project has a working title of Dogg Pound 4 Life and will feature Dr Dre’s son Curtis Young portraying the role of his father.
Straight Outta Compton opens in the UK today (August 21).
Ice Cube recently said that NWA’s approach to music helped pave the way for other boundary-pushing figures in popular culture.
The NWA rapper spoke to NME as part of a Twitter Q&A on Thursday (August 20) alongside his son Oshea Jackson Junior, who plays Ice Cube in NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. Jason Mitchell, who plays Eazy-E in the film, was also present.
Asked if he can imagine a hip-hop artist making the same kind of political impact as NWA did when they first emerged, Ice Cube said he was confident they could.
“People say the right things, strike the right chord, touch the right nerve. I mean I’m not going to say NWA was ultra political, we were just ultra honest. So it’s really about another group hitting the right topic at the right time and connecting with the people. They can make a big impact.”
Meanwhile, when quizzed on what he believes NWA’s legacy will be, the rapper said that anyone who pushes boundaries in their respective field has the group to thank.
“We made it OK for artists to be themselves,” he said. “We let the world know that you could be just as famous doing it hard and rough and taboo and dirty and all the other things that they call our music. We opened a door for artists like Eminem and shows like South Park. It gave young people a 360 range of expression.”