Recently DubCNN sat down with Neil Brown Jr., the actor who portrays Dj Yella of the legendary rap group N.W.A. in the recently released “Straight Outta Compton” biopic.
We talk with Neil Brown Jr. about his previous work in Hollywood, including tv, and filmwork, and his process of getting to this point as an actor. He also jokingly informs us that the main focus of the movie is actually, Dj Yella.
In addition, Neil Brown Jr. delves in to the researching aspect of portraying an iconic rap artist, explaining how the actors, the original N.W.A. members, and F. Gary Gray himself, would correspond and creatively interact with each other. He reveals that the actors were so in-tune with their respective roles that they were even able to successfully record N.W.A.’s entire musical anthology for use in the actual film! And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Only on DubCNN!
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