No time is being wasted! With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ taking over movie theaters this weekend, a sequel is right down the road — literally, it’s already being worked on according to rapper, Daz.
A Straight Outta Compton sequel based on the rise of West Coast rappers including Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and Warren G, and more is in reportedly in the works, and will pick up where the original left off — but even though some stars will overlap from the original, new actors will take the roles.
Daz, member of 1992 hip hop duo Tha Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the movie is already underway, which will show the rise of Death Row Records — and all the drama that went along with it. According to Daz, Chris Young, 33, will most likely take on the role of his father, Dr. Dre. (instead of Corey Hawkins) in the sequel.
Daz also told the outlet that Ice Cube, who was a producer on the original film, will not be producing the second one, but has given his approval.
We assume that Suge Knight, who is currently in jail in LA for murder charges, won’t be a fan of the sequel either, since he played such a big part in the drama that went on with Death Row before Tupac’s death.
His lawyer expressed dissatisfaction with the first movie, while Suge was in jail. “He’s a good person, and this will come out in due time,” Thomas Mesereau told TheWrap. “I’m sure he wouldn’t like it because a lot of it is exaggerated and silly and ridiculous.”
He also said: “A lot of the media does not realize how many good things he did for people, particularly in his community. He financed athletic facilities in schools, he gave money to the homeless, money to people in need. He tried to arrange truces on the streets so people weren’t killed. He funded funerals for families who were devastated by violence. He used to give a dinner every year for single moms in Compton to recognize their courage and their achievement.”
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— Emily Longeretta