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Could There Be Dueling 'Straight Outta Compton' Sequels?

4 September 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In spite of being one of the most popular and successful movies of the year, Straight Outta Compton may not get an official sequel or spin-off. Universal has denied a rumor that they're working on a follow-up to their hit N.W.A. biopic, but that doesn't mean someone else can't produce a feature focused more on Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight and the story of Death Row Records. There's actually already one -- maybe two -- biopics on Shakur in the works. Now the gunned-down rapper, who is also portrayed in Compton and the much earlier Biggie Smalls biopic, Notorious, could be looking at another depiction via an adaptation of the documentary and book combo Welcome to Death Row, both by S. Leigh Savidge and Jeff Scheftel.  According to The Hollywood...

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Documentary 'Welcome to Death Row' Re-Released on VOD Ahead of 'Straight Outta Compton' Premiere

12 August 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ahead of the national theatrical release of "Straight Outta Compton" this Friday August 14th, the documentary "Welcome to Death Row" has begun airing on VOD platforms for subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Rcn, Midcontinent Communications and many more. Per the press release, "Welcome to Death Row," which originally premiered in September 2001, "was the first film to tell the story of N.W.A., Ruthless Records and the birth of Death Row Records. This film is a gritty insider's look into the lives of the gang members who took street music to the mainstream – and brought violence, sex and money with it." Directed by S. Leigh Savidge and produced by Steve Housden & Jeff Scheftel, "Welcome to Death Row" begins with the story of the founding members of the label and artists including Suge Knight, Eazy E., Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. "Welcome to Death...


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