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Published on February 12th, 2015 | by Claude Saravia


Straight Outta Compton – Red Band Trailer

The first trailer for Straight Outta Compton arrived on Monday.

Straight Outta Compton documents the rise and fall of the controversial gangsta rap legends – NWA.

The red band trailer includes an introduction featuring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube cruising through South LA and discussing the group’s legacy, while getting much love from the locals. The duo relates their experiences during their rise to fame, along with events they faced, such as the Rodney King riots, and points to similarities today’s youth face with current political events.

The casting seems to all be excellent choices, including Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., portraying his father. The resemblance is obviously striking. As for the trailer itself, it is intense and I am immediately excited for this upcoming summer movie.

“Your songs, they glamorize gangs and drugs,” a reporter asks the group at a news conference during a scene in the trailer.

“Our art is a reflection of our reality,” Cube replies.

Watch the Straight Outta Compton Red Band Trailer below: (NSFW)

F. Gary Gray will direct Straight Outta Compton. Gray directed one of the greatest music videos of all-time – It Was A Good Day. He also directed an impressive list of movies including Friday, A Man Apart and Law Abiding Citizen. 

Easy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), DJ Yella (Neil Brown, Jr.), Suge Knight (R. Marcus Taylor) Warren G (Sheldon A. Smith) and Snoop Dogg (LaKeith Lee “Keith” Stanfield) are all depicted in this August 2015 upcoming biopic. Gerald E. “Jerry” Heller will be portrayed by Paul Giamatti.

Here is the F. Gary Gray directed It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube.

Here is the official synopsis (Courtesy of IMDB, Universal Studios):

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.

Will Dr. Dre’s long awaited final album be released to coincide with the release of Straight Outta Compton? Probably not but here’s hoping we one day will hear Detox.

Sifting Through the Trash is scheduled to be touring California at the time of the release of Straight Outta Compton. We can’t think of a better place to watch it on opening night than in Compton.

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