N.W.A. was the first rap group that made me take a step back and say “whoa”. They came out of nowhere, Straight Outta Compton to be exact, and defined what rap music had the power to do. They tackled police corruption, racism, and the dangerous life on the streets they were born in to. Now their story is being brought to the big screen and the actors they chose are pretty damn close to the originals. Check it out.
DJ Yella, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and Dr. Dre in the top row, with Compton actors Neil Brown Jr. (Yella), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Cube), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Aldis Hodge (Ren), and Corey Hawkins (Dre)
The name of the film is rightfully Straight Outta Compton and in the cast are the sons of Ice Cube and Easy-E making the film receive even more hype on top of what is already out there.
Director F. Gary Gray (Friday) believed that it was crucially important to adapt the events faithfully and portray them the way they really happened.
Hip-hop is all about authenticity. Having them as partners helped with finding and delivering not only the authenticity, but also the detail of some of the things that happened 20 or 30 years ago. It’s what makes the film feel real.
Straight Outta Compton opens on Aug 14. The trailer is already creating a lot of buzz for the film. Take the time and check it out because it is worth it!
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.