Newswire: Someone’s already making a low-budget Straight Outta Compton followup

The film industry has established a running habit of milking every cent out of its intellectual property by making sequels to hits and gritty reboots to disappointments. Awards fodder and biopics have generally been immune from this cycle, but that could change after the surprise smash success of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Deadline reports that Greg Mack, the radio DJ and early N.W.A. ally portrayed in Compton in a cameo by director F. Gary Gray, has optioned the rights to his forthcoming autobiography.

Mack was a DJ and music director at L.A. radio station KDAY starting in 1983 and helped lead the station’s move to an all-rap format. He recruited a young Dr. Dre and Ice Cube to join his street team on the hunt for new music, and gave N.W.A. their first radio airplay. He played a similar role …

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