In the early days of Ruthless Records before N.W.A. and “Straight Outta Compton” hit the scene, Eazy-E signed a team of teenage female rappers called J.J. FAD who helped put West Coast hip-hop on the map. Their smash single, “Supersonic,” and success as a group made them the first all female rap group to receive a Grammy nomination. Despite the success, attention and money that J.J FAD generated for Ruthless Records, their existence isn’t acknowledged anywhere in the blockbuster N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
MC JB spoke out in an interview on Down With The Kings and said, “Even though there was a time restraint on the movie, it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t have takeen .5 seconds to say J.J. FAD. I think as the first one out of the gate we deserved that.”
There’s no question that Ruthless Records owes the popular female group a debt of gratitude their contributions to the success for the company and while the feelings of resentment would be completely understandable, MC JB who referred to N.W.A. as their “brothers” still had praise for the movie and thought that it was brilliantly done.
“Loved the film thought that it was brilliantly done. A little hurt that we weren’t mentioned in it especially since we were the first ones that come out and paved the way for them. So that hurt our feelings a little bit but we understand that its a movie and its about N.W.A.”
Listen to the entire interview: