Straight Outta Compton sets out to tell the truth behind one of the world's most notorious gangsta rap groups, as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E get the biopic treatment in what is sure to be one of this summer's biggest hits. A new TV spot has arrived, which delves more into the three hip-hop artists' past while offering a teasing sneak peek at their rise to the big time, which even puts them in the same room as the President of the Unite States. An event that resonates with power for a couple of broke kids from the dangerous streets of Compton, California.
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.
Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Antonio Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray. The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray. Take a look at the latest footage courtesy of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures. This anticipated rap biopic hits theaters this August: