The immense success of the N.W.A biopic has kicked down the door for not only more Hip-Hop-themed pictorials, but a continuation for the story of associated West Coast rap conglomerates.
Daz Dilinger recently opened up that he was planning a Straight Outta Compton sequel titled Dogg Pound 4 Life, but it appears it’s not the only one on the table.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) has also been constructing a Straight Outta Compton sequel billed as Welcome to Death Row, which will naturally feature a lot of the key characters and components of the N.W.A film.
APA is literally taking pages from the book of the same name written by S. Leigh Savidge, who not only owns the film production and distribution company, Xenon Pictures, but also received credit of the Straight Outta Compton movie.
Unfortunately, Welcome to Death Row currently has no music rights attached to the feature (which may prove even more expensive to given the success of Straight Outta Compton). That means the intensity felt from seeing Ice Cube record “No Vaseline” or the build-up leading up to creating “F*ck the Police” won’t be present.
As for Dogg Pound For Life, Dr. Dre’s song, Curtis Young, is said to be getting his shot at playing his dad but the surviving N.W.A members won’t be on hand to guide the projects
In a recent interview with Hip-Hop Wired, Snoop Dogg revealed that he isn’t interested in doing a biopic on his life in any capacity because he still has plenty of career goals left to obtain. And Suge Knight is obviously indisposed at the moment.
As of a press time, the notion of a Straight Outta Compton sequel sounds like a wash.
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