Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. discuss their film 'Straight Outta Compton' following a special screening of the film.
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado, and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. The film features O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, and Aldis Hodge as MC Ren. The drama is produced by original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez, Gray and Scott Bernstein. A Universal Pictures release.
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