It seems to be the era of biopics, with films about everyone from activists to actors to musicians. Another one is coming out, this time about the hip-hop group N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton explores the rise and fall of the legendary group. Take a look at the trailer and explore the controversial journey of the group.
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.
- O’Shea Jackson, Jr. – Ice Cube
- Jason Mitchell – Eazy-E
- Corey Hawkins – Dr. Dre
- Aldis Hodge – MC Ren
- Neil Brown, Jr. – DJ Yella
- Marlon Yates, Jr. – The D.O.C.
- Alexandra Shipp – Kimberly Woodruff
- Keith Stanfield – Snoop Dogg
- R. Marcus Taylor – Suge Knight
- Director – F. Gary Gray
- Writer – Jonathan Herman
- Writer – Alan Wenkus
- Writer – S. Leigh Savidge
- Writer – Andrea Berloff
Straight Outta Compton will be released in theaters August 14, 2015. Tickets are available here.