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Just months after the release of their record-breaking biopic Straight Outta Compton, legendary rap group N.W.A will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Music artists are eligible to be featured in the hall of fame 25 years after their first album or single was released. “This means that the group’s mark is solidified. We got some of the most creative, talented people in N.W.A that’s ever been compiled in one group. It’s just exciting that the group as a whole gets recognized by the whole industry as Hall of Fame-worthy,” said Ice Cube. This is the fourth time that the Compton-based group has been included on the ballot. “I never thought the type of music we were making would receive such a high accolade. I have always done what I love to do, so to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is unreal,” said Dr. Dre. Other inductees include Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Chicago. The induction ceremony will take place on April 8, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Read more.

REVOLT TV to Air Documentary about Filmmakers on the Rise

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ network, REVOLT TV is taking its programming to new heights by delving into the lives of up and coming creatives. The network will air a documentary called “Beyond The Lens,” which will capture the everyday lives of filmmakers from around the world. The film will show their journeys as they compete in the REVOLT Film Festival that was hosted by Eva Marcille. The five finalists featured in the film include Ryan and Sean McIlraith, Whitney Clinkscales, Tanner Jarman, Kevin Rios and Diego Barrios. Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Ryan Coogler all attended the festival. “Beyond The Lens” is slated to air on REVOLT TV on December 18th at 8:30 p.m. ET. Read more.

Chadwick Boseman to Play Thurgood Marshall in Biopic

Actor Chadwick Boseman has stepped into the shoes of legends like Jackie Robinson and James Brown to play out their lives on the big screen. The latest biopic that Boseman will add to his resume is about civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall. The film — directed by Reginald Hudlin, the producer behind Django Unchained — will be centered on a case that Marshall took on early in his career. Filming for the project is slated to begin in Los Angeles this week. Boseman will also star in the upcoming movie “Captain America: Civil War.” Read more.


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