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How Straight Outta Compton Producer Bill Straus Wooed Eazy-E's Widow for N.W.A.'s Music Rights

by Darralynn Hutson | Monday, August 10, 2015

Straight Outta Compton's charming Executive Producer Bill Straus explains how he wooed Eazy-E's widow for the rights to N.W.A.'s music. Word was in the air, more than a decade ago, that Tomica Woods-Wright had already rejected a rumored approach from Brian Grazer. Then Straus heard from Tomica, who loved the Straight Outta Compton script. When Tomica relaxed so much during the meeting that she took off her shoes, he knew a great hip-hop movie would be made.

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