It looks like another rap collective will be immortalized on the silver screen. Following the global success of N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton film, Cash Money Records will reportedly follow its blueprint and debut their own biopic in the near future.
According to XXL, Birdman and Slim, co-owners of the longstanding label, are planning to pack in told and untold stories of the musical imprint, and Straight Outta Compton served as a catalyst to get serious about penning and producing the motion picture.
“[Look at the] Straight Outta Compton [movie]. I think that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished,” Birdman said during an appearance at Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday (Apr. 19). “For them to do that [movie] and to make it trend-setting, they opened doors for us, and I think that what we have is way more special because we’re in modern times.”
On Slim’s side, fans of Cash Money will hear untold occurrences that went down behind closed doors.
“This is gold. There’s a lot of things that people don’t know that we went through, things that happened behind the scenes of the company, things that happened before we were with Universal,” Slim said. “So we got a lot of stories, but the way I’m putting it together is gonna be great.”
Details are still forthcoming.