Even though N.W.A’s material was released on Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, the rapper-businessman passed away in 1995 due to complications from AIDS and, thus, was not involved in the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Nonetheless, Ice Cube, who was a member of N.W.A with Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella, says that it seems as though Eazy-E was involved in the film, which is slated for an August 13 release. 

Working on the movie, it’s like we’ve been engulfed in Eazy-E for the last seven years,” Ice Cube says during an interview with XXL. “So, it seems like he’s right here still.”

As for the story that will be depicted in the film, Ice Cube says that the narrative is one that has universal themes. 

“It’s an American story of not only rags to riches, but David vs. Goliath,” he says. “To me, when you talk about N.W.A, you talk about non-violent protests against things that we were trying to comprehend, so we ended up putting it in song. There should be a movie about us.”

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