Dr. Dre dropped by Big Boy’s Neighborhood this week, where he discussed a range of topics, most notably the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
According to the hip-hop mogul, when they first began talking about the film, the main goal was to inspire by telling the legendary group’s story.
“I hope they can be inspired,” Dre said. “That was the main word that we used when we went into this. We wanted it to be inspirational. We want to show just the ultimate brotherhood. It has everything.”
As he continued, he also talked how important to clear up the misconception about how N.W.A. felt about women. Ironically, his comments follow a recent revelation by former girlfriend Michel’le, who said he physically abused her to the point of broken bones.
“What we really wanted to get across — One of the things was how we feel about women,” Dre said in the interview. “Because, there’s a big misconception. How much we respect our women. So, these are some of the things that we wanted to come across.”
Elsewhere, Dre admitted that he didn’t want to initially do the movie, because he said it might hurt ther group’s legacy.
“We want to show the heart of the guys,” he said. “The heart of the guys and everything we went through during the creation of the record. And, everything we went through before the demise of the group… It was never in my head. I didn’t even want to do the movie at first. You know what I mean? Like I said, I thought it would put a blemish on our legacy. So, once we got in it it started feeling good. I was on the set everyday making sure things were—Not babysitting, but making sure I agreed with everything that was happening.”
Straight Outta Compton is due out August 14th.
Also in the interview, Dre discusses the inspiration behind “Nuthin’ But A G Thang,” his first impressions of Snoop Dogg, and more.