Rolling Stone reported that a rep for Dr. Dre and Eminem stated that the duo have no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A.
With all the buzz about the biopic movie Straight Outta Compton coming out in theater’s on Aug. 14, and with Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella performing together for the first time in 26 years at The BET Experience in California, rumors were flying. It also doesn’t help Eminem’s strong ties to Dr. Dre and that he appears on the soundtrack for the N.W.A movie.
The rumored reunion tour had Eminem playing the role of Easy-E. Eric “Easy E” Wright died on March 26, 1995 from the AIDS virus. The planned tour was speculated to take place in Europe on the same day as the movie release date.
N.W.A debuted in 1986 and has sold over 10 million records in the U.S. The group was known for being one of the first gangster rap groups in history with their lyrical hatred towards the police and women and the glorification of drug use and guns.
After the band split, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube went on to have successful solo music careers. Dre has also become a very successful entrepreneur. He has produced many music artist to go along with his former brand of headphones called “Beats,” which he sold for 3 billion dollars to Apple. Ice Cube has gone on to also become a successful movie actor and filmmaker.