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"I'm not holding onto the past. I have a souvenir that I never wanted."

"The truth is too ugly for a general audience. I didn't want to see a depiction of me getting beat up, just like I didn't want to see a depiction of Dre beating up Michel'le, his one-time girlfriend who recently summed up their relationship this way: 'I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat on and told to sit down and shut up.' But what should have been addressed is that it occurred."

Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up by Dee Barnes. [cw: violence against women, extreme misogyny]
posted by divined by radio on Aug 19, 2015 - 56 comments

Pro-Wrestlers' Mortality Rates are Nearly THREE TIMES Worse Than Normal

The BBC asks, "Why do wrestlers so often die young?" After aggregating the multiple studies of professional wrestler mortality, a Manchester University researcher points the finger at "cardiovascular disease". One of the studies he examined was a grim University of Eastern Michigan mortality study of 557 former wrestlers which showed that wrestlers aged between 45 and 54 had a mortality rate 2.9 times greater than the rate for average men the same age. And the prognosis for professional wrestlers is even worse when compared to athletes in other American sports. Even when compared to NFL football. [more inside]
posted by MrJM on Aug 10, 2015 - 43 comments

Straight Out

To promote the “Straight Outta Compton” movie, Dr. Dre and his Beats (which are technically Tim Cook's Beats now) put up a meme-building webwidget at StraightOuttaSomewhere where you can fill in the last word and add a background pic. Everybody's* doing it.
*for certain values of Everybody [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Aug 10, 2015 - 53 comments

RIP Professional Wrestler Tommy Rogers (of the Fantastics)

Professional wrestler Tommy Rogers (real name Thomas Couch), best known as one half of the tag team The Fantastics, has passed away at the age of 54. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Rogers "...had been having legal troubles in recent years stemming from fighting. He was to be sentenced tomorrow over a fight with police officers and feared a long prison stay." [more inside]
posted by The Gooch on Jun 1, 2015 - 1 comment

Dr. Dre's Secret (Sequined) History

Dr. Dre's Secret (Sequined) History; or, that show in 1983 that widened Dr. Dre's horizons.
posted by goatdog on Feb 20, 2015 - 11 comments

Black Saturday

It is the mid 80's. You are a superfan of old fashioned southern style wrasslin. You are a loyal viewer of NWA World Champtionship Wrestling on TBS Superstation to the point where you curse the Braves for interrupting your treasured NWA stars on the mat. You HATE WWF, with all its glitter and glamour and Hollywood aspirations. That hatred is personified in Vince McMahon Jr., a smarmy troll of a man who is pushing his WWF promotion ever eastward, westward, and worldwide. Imagine your horror when you turn on your television and tune to TBS on Saturday, July 14th and see this. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Apr 24, 2014 - 60 comments

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Announced

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations are out, headlined by Nirvana, thanks to its 1988 cover of Love Buzz that just meets the 25-year eligibility requirement. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 16, 2013 - 83 comments

A gang is with whoever I'm stepping

Whatever Happened to N.W.A's Posse? L.A. Weekly tracks down the people featured on the cover of "N.W.A and the Posse."
posted by Mayor Curley on May 10, 2010 - 43 comments

Straight out of Surrey

There's really no need for all that swearing, Mr Ice Cube. While Adam Buxton has already revised one of NWA's finest in Help The Police, it has been soundly trumped by Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, who is about to deliver the extent of his street cricket knowledge.
posted by rhodri on Mar 6, 2009 - 25 comments

Help the police.

Help the police (youtube).
posted by nthdegx on Mar 18, 2008 - 34 comments

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge

From reviled to revered. A lot has changed since N.W.A. formed twenty years ago this month. They brought gangster chic Straight Out of Compton (NSFW Youtube) and said Fuck the Police in 1989. Then came squabbling and diss tracks. Founder Eazy E died of AIDS a decade ago. Ice Cube still raps and makes movies. Dr. Dre went on to discover folks like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and The Game and still produces. Both are superstars. Some other former members, um, aren't (NSFW audio). Want to learn more? Their manager Jerry Heller just wrote a book. [MI]
posted by Bookhouse on Dec 5, 2006 - 25 comments

Fuck Fuck Motherfucker Ass

Edits of NWA's Straight Outta Compton and Fuck the Police... with anything not offensive removed. Just the swears, ma'am. via /dev/null
posted by Jimbob on Apr 15, 2005 - 13 comments

Get Off Your Dead Ass and Sample!

Three Notes and Runnin' has decided to protest the recent court decision that cited N.W.A. with illegally sampling a snippet of Funkadelic's Get Off Your Ass and Jam that had been modified to the point of unrecognizability. So in the tradition of online civil disobedience such as Grey Tuesday, Downhill Battle has issued a challenge to sample-based artists to create 30-second remixes that consist of nothing but the disputed 1.5-second Funkadelic sample.
posted by jonp72 on Sep 24, 2004 - 10 comments

Arab-Americans kicked off NWA flight.

Arab-Americans kicked off NWA flight. Three Arab-Americans from Utah have been kicked off a flight from Minneapolis because the other passengers refused to fly with them.
posted by kittyb on Sep 21, 2001 - 73 comments

Hee hee...The Boondocks, the most consistently enjoyable of all the daily comicstrips around, deftly compares the NRA to NWA. It's one of those "wish I'd 'a thunk it" moments.
posted by NickBarat on Jun 27, 2000 - 6 comments

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