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Monday | Examiner.com

Why Straight Outta Compton's casting call for light skin girls hurts

Last year on July 25th, I sent this tweet to Ice Cube: "dreamed I was married to @icecube.

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Related Topix: Ice Cube, Rap, Black Entertainment, Comedy Movies, Are We There Yet?, Family, Entertainment, Television, African-American

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Vibe

'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Company Issues An Apology

The upcoming N.W.A biopic garnered negative attention last week when a casting call for female characters was posted online.

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Related Topix: Rap, Universal Pictures, Media

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Detroit Free Press

N.W.A. casting call defining beauty backfires, reveals ugly of Hollywood

There are still grown-ups who believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. They're the same people who believe that violent, sexist rap music and blood-and murder-filled video games have absolutely no effect on kids.

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Related Topix: Ice Cube, Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Comedy Movies, Are We There Yet?, Family, Entertainment, Television

NewsOne

Universal Distances Itself From Racist 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call

Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film.

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Pictures, Rap

Fri Jul 18, 2014

NME

Agency apologises for 'racist' NWA biopic casting call

The agency responsible for casting the forthcoming NWA biopic has apologised after the firm's casting call was accused of being racist.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube

Cinema Blend News

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Pulled Because Of Racism Accusations

Hollywood is a tough place to try and land work. Often, casting agencies are looking for specific appearances, and if someone doesn't fit the idea they're looking for, they're simply discarded and told to move along.

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Related Topix: Rap

Thu Jul 17, 2014

AllHipHop.com

Casting Call For N.W.A. Biopic Asks For "Poor, Not In Good Shape" African American Women

Sometimes trying to recreate history is a tricky endeavor. Earlier today a casting call post for the upcoming Straight Outta Compton was leaked and revealed their search for out of shape African American women.

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Related Topix: Rap

MMA Mania

Mania TRT - Second Shot

It's time for Mania's second shot of TRT. You can already see why Vitor suddenly started kicking people's heads off once he started on the TRT, just look at what 1 shot did to Mania.

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Related Topix: Rap, Ice Cube, Black Entertainment

Gawker

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell

Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton , an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year .

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Pictures, Rap

Fri Jul 11, 2014

AllHipHop.com

Jim Jones Says A$AP Mob Wears Kilts and Tight Jeans, They're Not Like The Diplomats

A$AP Rocky once said "a weirdo, but I'm rare though" on his song "Trilla" and Jim Jones seems to agree.

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Related Topix: Rap, The Diplomats, Jim Jones, A$AP Rocky, Hip-Hop, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Black Entertainment

BroadcastNewsroom

KDAY 93.5FM Delivers Strongest Quarterly Ratings Results in 2 Years

Southern California's Legendary Radio Station KDAY hits new ratings and cume levels, as it grows stronger in Nielsen's Quarterly Ratings Confirming its Unique Appeal leading minority-owned media group, announced today that it reached its highest Quarterly cume and AQH share ratings in two years for the second quarter of 2014 according to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, Hip-Hop, Audio, Rap

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Three to see: Francis, Sons of N.W.A. and OK Go

You know those songs that pop on Pandora or iPod shuffle while you’re cleaning house or tending to the stove and literally slap you into paying attention and wondering, “Whoa, what is this?” L.A.-bred singer Robert Francis has a few of those in his catalog – a young but rapidly evolving collection rife with melodically supple ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Sacramento, CA, Eazy-E

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Cult of Mac Blog

Dr. Dre is getting respect from Compton after Beats deal

It's hard to imagine the inventor of gangsta rap having an office in the spotless halls of Apple's Cupertino headquarters.

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Related Topix: Compton, CA, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Rap, Inventions, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WGMZ-FM Gadsden

Eazy-E's Son Shows Support To Actor Playing His Late Father

Eazy-E's son is throwing his support behind the actor playing his father in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton .

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Related Topix: Eazy-E, Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube

Sun Jul 06, 2014

411mania.com

Former NWA Manager Shares His Thoughts on Straight Outta Compton Movie

Former NWA Manager Shares His Thoughts on Straight Outta Compton Movie Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.06.2014 He is concerned about his portrayal in the film... TMZ caught up with former NWA manager Jerry Heller who commented on Eazy-E's son being shut out of the audition process for the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton and his concern on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rap, Music, Entertainment

Fri Jul 04, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Lil Eazy-E "Not Upset" Over Casting For N.W.A Biopic

Lil Eazy-E says he's offered advice to Jason Mitchell, the actor who will play Eazy-E in "Straight Outta Compton."

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Related Topix: Rap, Eazy-E, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre

Thu Jul 03, 2014

RollingStone

Lil Eazy-E Coaching the Actor Playing His Dad in N.W.A Film

Despite a report that he was unhappy with the casting, Eric Wright, Jr. the son of N.W.A rapper Eazy-E who records as Lil Eazy-E tells Rolling Stone he has embraced Jason Mitchell, the actor portraying his father in the Ice Cubeproduced N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton .

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Related Topix: Rap, Ice Cube, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Ice Cube goes behind enemy lines

Raggamuffin star Ice Cube talks to Oscar Quine about going from being a member of NWA to playing a cop From "F*** Tha Police" to playing a cop.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Rap, 22 Jump Street, Dr. Dre

Scoop

Raggamuffin Announces First Line-up And Move to Auckland

In an exciting move, the one-day event will now feature two stages - one reggae, and one urban, with acts also set to include leading Pacific reggae artist Fiji, Jamaica's Etana and Chronixx, beacon of British reggae, Gappy Ranks - who will play a set with New Zealand's own P-Money.

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Related Topix: Ice Cube, Rap, Black Entertainment, Ub40, Reggae, New Zealand, Oceania, World News, P-Money, Hip-Hop

411mania.com

Eazy-E's Son Upset He Wasn't Cast To Play His Father In NWA Biopic

Eazy-E's Son Upset He Wasn't Cast To Play His Father In NWA Biopic Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.02.2014 Even though Ice Cube cast his own son... TMZ reports that Eazy-E's son Lil Eazy-E thinks that Ice Cube went against what his father would have wanted when he cast an unknown to play the former NWA member instead of him.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Rap, Eazy-E, Music, Entertainment

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