By Mandela Wells
Straight Outta Compton is currently having major success with its $60.2 million opening. The film has not only set the record for the best August debut for an R-rated flick, but it is obtained the title of fifth-highest grossing August opening for any film ever. This unexpected success has made it possible for a follow up film to occur. The sequel to Straight Outta Compton will stray away from the rappers of N.W.A and focus more on 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight and the many artist from the former Death Row Records which was seen in the Straight Outta Compton movie. The follow up film will be known as Dogg Pound 4 Life.
Now For those not familiar 2pac a.k.a Tupac Shakur is one of the most respected, revered and legendary rappers in Hip Hop history, After 4 albums and many hits on Interscope Records 2Pac had in 1995 joined up and signed a deal with Death Row Records, a label that was founded by Dr Dre and the infamous Suge Knight. It was through Death Row that 2Pac released the unforgettable All Eyez on Me Album which is regarded as one of the best Hip Hop/Rap albums of all time. 2Pac tragically died in 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada thanks to a drive by Shooting on the Las Vegas strip
Snoop Dogg was one of Death Row Records first artist that they had signed back in the early 90’s. Dr Dre soon after had him on the 1992 single “Deep Cover” and on several tracks on Dr Dre’s The Chronic that same year, including the classic “Nuthin But a G Thang.” Snoop Dogg and 2pac later collaborated on All Eyez on Me on the song “Amerika’s Most Wanted.” Snoop later left the label in 1997 and has went on to become a full fledged legend in the west coast hip hop community.
Dogg Pound 4 Life will not only focus on Pac, Snoop and Suge Knight but it will also look at Warren G, Nate Dogg and Kurupt who were also artist on the label. Corey Hawkins who played Dr Dre in Straight Outta Compton will not be revising his role for this movie as instead Dr Dre’s son Curtis Young will play him. Music will be the main focus, according to TMZ, but at the same time it “also won’t whitewash gang violence and its impact on the rap industry.” Currently there is no director nor a release date for Dogg Pound 4 Life. There is also no word if Keith Stanfield, R Marcus Taylor or Marc Rose will reprise their roles as Snoop, Suge Knight and 2Pac Respectively.