Serving as producers on the film, Dr Dre and Ice Cube introduce the very first red-band trailer for the biopic of their former rap group, NWA. Once known as the world’s most dangerous group, I have to say I found this trailer extremely exciting to watch.
My rap days are well and truly over, however it was the 80’s where my love began, and people like NWA, Ice-T, BDP and Public Enemy all showed me a cutting edge art form I had never experienced before. NWA were the first band I came across to really shock with their lyrics, and their couldn’t give a fuck attitude was just what teens in the 80’s were looking for. It was an exciting time, and like it or not, NWA changed the face of rap music and rap music culture, and it is about time they had this film made.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray. Paul Giamatti plays the groups manager.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.