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Partial cast of 'Straight Outta Compton' sequel revealed

By Marilyn Malara
Partial cast of 'Straight Outta Compton' sequel revealed
Producer Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Threatt Young attend the premiere of the N.W.A. motion picture biopic "Straight Outta Compton" at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2015. The sequel will not involve the real Dr. Dre and is rumored to follow a book following the history of Death Row Records. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Photos said to be of cast members for the Straight Outta Compton sequel reveal actors who will portray Daz Dillinger, Suge Knight, Tupac among others.

The photos, acquired by TMZ, feature a group of actors and musicians together inside an L.A. recording studio. According to the outlet, the group spent the weekend shooting a scene where Knight, Tupac and Dillinger record "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha" in 24 hours.

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If the snaps are from the actual set of the sequel, Dillinger will be played by Azad Arnaud; Dre by his son, Curtis Young; Knight by Reggie Noble; Tupac by DaDa; The Lady of Rage by herself; and Kurupt by Melvin Jackson Jr.

Rumors of a Compton sequel began when news of the book Welcome to Death Row and a similar documentary were being shopped around Hollywood to potential producers. S. Leigh Savidge, a co-executive producer of the successful biopic, is said to be working on the sequel.

Welcome To Death Row documents the years after N.W.A formed in the late '90s when Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur launched successful solo careers under hip-hop executive Suge Knight, one of the most explosive and controversial periods in music history.

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This new film would overlap with the tail end of Compton's narrative as Shakur appears in a scene towards the end of the movie. The lack of musical rights would complicate a studio deal for Savidge, however the producer bought N.W.A's rights after he and Alan Wenkus began writing Compton in 2002.

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