N.W.A. Biopic Gets Fact Checked By The Guardian (Week in Review): N.W.A. News

On Friday N.W.A. Biopic Gets Fact Checked By The Guardian was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is hitting theaters, and many have scrutinized its portrayal of the era it depicts. The Guardian conducted a rigorous fact-check, comparing the film's major scenes with reality. They used old interviews from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube to provide context.

As with any biopic covering such a dynamic topic, the film contains a few discrepancies--for example, in a scene where Ice Cube chooses not to sign a deal and leaves the group, he's portrayed as acting on his own. In fact, he consulted heavily with a publicist named Pat Charbonnet, who helped set him up with a solo deal.

'Pat Charbonnet was very instrumental in me recognizing that the situation with Ruthless and Jerry Heller just wasn't right," explains Cube, adding, 'Just by her being so smart about the business, I ended up naming her my manager, and the first person she went to was [Priority's] Bryan Turner. She said: 'Cube's solo, you want to give him a deal? Or if not we're going to go get it somewhere else.' So he stepped up, and I'm glad he did." Read more - here.

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