As promised the trailer for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, premiered during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Riding around through Compton, California, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube open up the trailer in present day with a lengthy yet reflective introduction. The black and white visual features rappers from the area like Kendrick and The Game, who discuss the influence the group had on their upbringing. Then they transport us to the mid ’80s and everything turns to color.
As a narrative plays in the background clips of groups early beginning plays through. The near four-minute visual, chronically tells how the guys used their “brutally honest music” to rebel “against abusive authority.” From their early beginnings to Rodney King, the rise and fall of NWA will be televised on big screens beginning August 14th.
O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell star as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, Matt Alvarez, and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
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