As a huge lover of music and an even bigger lover of rap I can say with certainty that one group changed the game and pop culture forever. N.W.A. was a group of rappers that came from Compton, California who’s explicit lyrics got them banned from many mainstream radio stations but that didn’t stop them from selling over 10 million units in the United States alone. Now we are getting an inside look at their rise to fame.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is described as follows:
“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.”
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. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is set to hit theatres on August 14, 2015 check out the brand new red band trailer below: