Dr. Dre tweeted that his highly anticipated N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, will debut on August 15, 2015. The film will be directed by F. Gary Gray. Gray has a lot of good films on his resume, however, I feel like a lot could go wrong with this film. The best thing about N.W.A. is that they were raw and rapped about the harsh reality of living in South Central LA. I’m not comfortable with this being Hollywood-ized, but hopefully I’m proven wrong.
Angie Martinez announced today that she has resigned from her afternoon show on hip hop station Hot 97. Martinez’ great relationships with hip hop’s biggest names lead to some great in depth interviews over her 15 year reign as the queen of New York radio. My drive home from work will be greatly affected by the departure of Martinez. In an industry where radio personalities are trying their best to be funny, edgy and offensive, Martinez stayed relevant and entertaining by remaining classy and asking great questions. The relevance and intelligence of Martinez helped make NY radio listenable in spite of the questionable music. Angie will be missed greatly!!