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MissInfo.tv » Dr. Dre Announces Release Date For N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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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.

More info here: MissInfo.tv » Dr. Dre Announces Release Date For N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

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Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 – MTV

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Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 - MTV

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!!

More info here: Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 – MTV.

Kim Kardashian Gives Kanye West Yeezus Birthday Cake [Photos] | Hip-Hop Wired

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Kim Kardashian Gives Kanye West Yeezus Birthday Cake [Photos] | Hip-Hop Wired

This is not very special, everyone has received a cake with their name on it…

Kim Kardashian Gives Kanye West Yeezus Birthday Cake [Photos] | Hip-Hop Wired.

Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in TV movie | theGrio

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I want to know who’s going to play Bobby Brown though…

Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in TV movie | theGrio.

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How Should We Remember Whitney Houston?

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Yesterday the Associated Press reported the tragic death of R&B/Pop star Whitney Houston. Houston was only 48 years old and the cause of her seemingly untimely death has yet to be determined. While her body of work and overall talent has never been questioned, Houston ran into some personal problems that included a tumultuous marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown and a struggle with addiction that was well documented in the early 2000s.

One of the early signs of Houston’s decline was in 2000 when her mentor Clive Davis was being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Houston was scheduled to perform but failed to show up. Another low point for Houston came when she was fired from a scheduled Academy Awards performance in 2000. Then came the ABC Diane Sawyer when she admitted to some substance abuse but proclaimed that “crack is wack”.

Many Houston fans blamed her substance abuse and decline on her over the top husband and believed that the church girl from Newark had been corrupted.

While the emphasis this weekend has been placed on Houston’s accomplishments and the inspiration she is some of the most successful singers out right now, it is impossible to ignore the personal turmoil she experienced. The blind eye we are turning to her tough times this weekend is probably the blind eye we turned to her troubles as they were developing. All too often industry heads are more concerned with the product and not the person. Which is why it is important that we focus on the whole person this weekend.

Even though Houston was an international superstar she was also a human with flaws like all of us. So while we play her music and honor her at the Grammy’s tonight let’s remember that she was no different than any of us and we ever go through any of same trials that there someone around to make we do not fall too far.