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Parental Discretion Is Advised: Discussing The Rise Of N.W.A With Author Gerrick Kennedy

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome author and Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his recently released book, Parental Discretion Is Advised, which unveils the true and astonishing history of one of the most transcendent and controversial musical groups of the 1980s and 1990s—N.W.A. The conversation will be moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. Going beyond the story portrayed in the 2015 blockbuster movie Straight Outta Compton, through firsthand interviews, extensive research, and top-notch storytelling, Kennedy transports readers back in time to offer a front-row seat to the drama and controversy that followed N.W.A as they rose to become a music sensation. Kennedy leaves nothing off the table in his pursuit of the full story behind the group’s most pivotal moments, such as Ice Cube’s decision to go solo after their debut studio album became a smash hit; their battle with the FBI over inflammatory lyrics; incidents of physical assault; Dr. Dre’s departure from the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight; their impact on the 1992 L.A. riots; Eazy-E’s battle with AIDS; and more.