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Ice Cube Welcomes Nicki Minaj & Common To The BarberShop While Also Preparing To Reunite With N.W.A.

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As the world is hotly anticipating the release of Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton NWA biopic set to hit theaters in August, BET is preparing to reunite the group later this month. The network is welcoming the Hip Hop legends to join an all-star line up of contemporary Hip Hop stars and perform tracks from their 1988 Straight Outta Compton album at LA’s Staple Center as part of The BET Experience on June 27th. The reunion does come with a catch though. Dr. Dre, one of the group’s most famous members, who went on to surpass that fame with his solo career as a rapper, producer, and co-founder of the beats by Dr. Dre electronics company, is not scheduled to participate. However, NWA’s Ice Cube, who also has plenty of solo success and business diversification to his name, made sure to tell Rolling Stone “you never know” whether he’ll make a surprise appearance.

“It’s like, I hope he blesses us with his presence,” he said. “But if not, I’ve been rockin’ for a long time without anybody. So whoever shows up, I’m still gonna rock. Whoever don’t show up, we still gonna rock.”

Our hat is off to Mr. Cube because it isn’t like he’s not busy too.  In addition producing the Straight Outta Compton film for Universal with his Cube Vision Productions, he continues to stay busy as an actor and producer in Hollywood for other franchises. On Tuesday Cube Vision released a first look to Ice Cube’s latest effort, Barbershop 3. In addition to featuring him and other franchise stars from the past two films like Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, and Qeen Latifah, this third installment will include the addition of fellow rappers turned actors Common, and Nicki Minaj. Barbershop 3 is currently set to hit the big screen in early 2016.

Like we said, Cub’s got plenty going on, but if that isn’t enough teased that N.W.A. is “dibbling and dabbling” on the soundtrack for their upcoming biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” We know we’ll be checking for either of these films either way. Will you?

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