Film preview: Straight Outta Compton

The history of arguably the most influential and genre-defining Rap act of all time NWA is coming to a cinema near year this year in the bio-pic Straight Outta Compton. Produced by N.W.A members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, and starring mostly little known acting talent,including Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr as Ice Cube, Marcus Callender as Dre and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E


The band famous for tracks such as “F*ck tha Police” and “Gangsta Gangsta” split in acrimonious circumstances in 1992, but their musical legacy continues to this day. It should be interesting to see how the strained relationships bewteen Dre, Eazy-E (who died in March 1995) and Ice Cube are translated for the silver screen.

Straight Outta Compton is released in cinemas on August 14th.

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