By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It’s been reported for months now that Ice Cube was working on a biopic about his former rap group NWA, and now an official trailer for the film has been released.
Here’s the synopsis for “Straight Outta Compton”:
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.
The film stars Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are the producers.
Check out the trailer below:
“Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters August 14.
Man I can’t wait the trailer looks so good.
It looks like it’s going to be good.
I’m here for it.
Hip Hop legends.
I credit NWA for the increase in gang violence. They made it seem cool.
Definitely going to take me back to my roots. Can’t wait!
I’m so here for this.