Over the past month or so I have read a never-ending stream of blog posts, Facebook statuses and articles written as part of a movement to bash Dr. Dre and stop people from patronizing the Straight Outta Compton movie.
Old bones have been dug up and skeletons have been gathered from the closet as if they were brand new.
Women from Dre’s past are being offered new opportunities to discuss Dr. Dre’s violent past. They are now back in the spotlight, once again being allowed the chance to tell the world how horrible a person Dr. Dre was and how the movie Straight Outta Compton was only a partial view of the villan known as Dr. Dre. Of course these were paid interviews…. And of course these women were only upset that their portion of Dr. Dre’s life was left out of the movie because this keeps him from looking like a bad guy. Or maybe they are a tad bit bitter that they were not written into the movie therefore no movie profits would land their way…
But this movie is not the story of Dr. Dre’s life, this is not his biography. Why not let this movie tell the story it was meant to tell; the story of N.W.A.