RZA explains how “Straight Outta Compton” opened the doors for more Rap stories to be told on the big screen.
“I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn. He was the young guy there watching everything that happened,” RZA says. “Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”
RZA is uncertain about the role he would like to take in help creating a movie honoring Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s life, but says even if he chose to take more of a backseat to the project, he would be happy to share his memories and stories about the late rapper.
ODB died in November 2004 from a drug overdose.
RZA Explains Impact Of “Straight Outta Compton”
The producer also analyzes the impact Straight Outta Compton has made on the movie industry. RZA says that it has opened the industry doors for other projects such as a biopic on ODB.
“Straight Outta Compton showed that Hip Hop is a marketplace in cinema,” he says. “I always believed that the art we was creating was audio-visual, and it was headed towards visual-audio. And that’s why you see me in this world. My own heart drove me here, and I’m glad that a movie like that breaks out and does such numbers that it’s almost undeniable. It showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories.