N.W.A. is finally back, and this time on the big screen. The legendary west coast supergroup will have their story told by Jonathan Herman and directed by F. Gary Gray. The film is set to revolve around the rise and fall of the Compton, California rap group. Check out the synopsis below.
“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 trailer for this epic biopic features words from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and also Kendrick Lamar. The trio speak on the power that Hip Hop holds and how it ultimately gives oppressed societies strength and a voice that is hard to ignore.
N.W.A. may have seen their rise to stardom a few decades ago, but their message still hits home today. Racism, poverty, and oppression are still seen as challenges for today’s generation. The game hasn’t changed, only the players have.
The cast includes Eazy-E played by Jason Mitchell, Ice Cube played by O’Shea Jackson Jr., Dr. Dre played by Corey Hawkins, MC Ren played by Aldis Hodge and DJ Yella played by Neil Brown Jr. Paul Giamatti also has a role in the film as Jerry Heller aka the guy who ultimately broke up N.W.A.
The film is set to hit theaters August 14th of this year. Be sure to check it out this summer, but for now do yourself a favor and peep the trailer above.
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