Thursday, July 23, 2015

That N.W.A. Reunion Tour With Eminem Isn’t Happening

VIA: If an N.W.A. reunion tour with Eminem subbing for Eazy-E sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is.

People were understandably excited when a rumor surfaced that said Em would stand in for the late rapper on a soon-to-be announced tour. Eminem seems like the perfect fit to stand in for Eazy, considering he was co-signed by original member Dr. Dre and became a torchbearer for the brand of intentionally offensive and in-your-face rap that N.W.A. peddled.

However, reps for Dr. Dre and Eminem crushed rumors of a full reunion. Dr. Dre and Eminem have no plans of touring together as solo acts or with N.W.A. The reps shared the anti-reunion news with Rolling Stone.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that some sort of reunion isn’t coming. Universal chief Donna Langley seems eager for a tie-in to the film, and the other members of N.W.A. have proven that they’re open to the idea of a reunion.

Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella reunited for a one-off show in June, and we could see something similar as the Straight Outta Compton biopic approaches.

Eminem does have some involvement with the film, however. He will be featured, along with Kendrick Lamar, on the film’s soundtrack.

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