“You are now about the witness the strength of street knowledge,” says Eazy-E in the intro of hit single “Straight Outta Compton.”
Airing in theaters nationwide on August 14, “Straight Outta Compton,” details the true account of rap group, NWA and their route to fame. For those of you who aren’t aware, NWA consisted of five members and was considered one of the most dangerous rap groups of the time.
Members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella were hell bent on making the world know and remember NWA, otherwise known as Niggas with Attitudes. They shocked the country and eventually the world with their brash, no fucks given, hardcore attitude. They were major contributors and forefathers of the “gangsta rap” era.
“Straight Outta Compton,” released by Universal Pictures, is directed by F. Gary Gray who brought audiences films like Friday, The Italian Job (remake) and Set It Off.
I’m interested to see how this film does upon release. With Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as producers, I have a feeling this film is going to be a success. So far, there hasn’t been a film to accurately portray NWA so this will be worth the watch. I’m interested how the death of Eazy-E will be played out in the film.
Go see this film!