The legendary producer stresses authenticity and accuracy in telling his group’s story.
It was clear following the splash success of Straight Outta Compton that it would pave the way for more hip-hop biopics. One of those biopic subjects could be Gang Starr now that DJ Premier has begun developing his group’s story with the sister of his late partner Keith “Guru” Elam.
“”It took over 20 years to do N.W.A and Dre told me, ‘I wanted to do it because I didn’t want [anyone] to mess with what N.W.A stood for in the movie and not have it weaken our legacy,’ and it’s the same thing with Gang Starr,” Premier told Rolling Stone.
Premier has stressed that he doesn’t want to rush the project and that he wants the film to be as authentic as possible meaning accurate performances and a sense of transparency.
“All the crazy stuff we did that a lot of people don’t know about has to be included in order for it to be authentic. I lived with Guru — I knew him well — and know the stuff he really went through. All the wild groupie parties; all the shootings, everything,” he said.