Could N.W.A. Reunite For A Tour For ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Release?
Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A biopic, hits theaters on Aug. 14, and the original band members have made a pretty exciting announcement — more exciting than the movie itself, actually. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have recently hinted in The Hollywood Reporter that they wanted to do a reunion tour for the movie’s release. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” corrected the Universal Pictures’ head Donna Langley. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”
N.W.A. Reunion Tour For ‘Straight Outta Compton’
The tour would also involve Eminem and would reportedly take place in Europe. Former N.W.A members Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella already reunited in June at the BET Experience in Los Angeles for the first time in 26 years.
Eminem was only 14 when N.W.A came out with Straight Outta Compton in the late 80s, but as a fan of the band whose been involved of many recent Dre’s projects, he could logically replace Eazy-E, who died of complications from AIDS in 1995. Eminem appears on the movie’s soundtrack.
But a representative of Dre and Eminem seemed to put an end to the rumors, telling Rolling Stone that they have “no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A.” Fans might have to content themselves with the biopic — for now.
Watch “Straight Outta Compton” movie trailer below.