Straight Outta Compton (Trailer)

Did you catch this in the commercials of the Grammys? If not, it was one of the few moments of hip hop in tonite’s show… the surprise premiere of the first trailer of the N.W.A. biopic.

Here, for the interwebs however, is the full redband NSFW trailer, 2 minutes that showcase the crisp scenes and premise for Straight Outta Compton. Plus, it’s intro’d by Dr. Dre & Ice Cube in a spot that finds them riding around home, talking with Game and Kendrick about their influence and how this is the time for their story to be told. I concur after seeing this…

Kendrick Lamar on N.W.A. movie set

Ice Cube blasted a ‘gram on the set of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, earlier today and look who it is…

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Kendrick Lamar, along with Dre and a host of others. We can only speculate on K. Dot’s involvement. Could he make his acting debut? At least contribute to the soundtrack? (Most likely.) Or is he just visiting with friends? (Possibly, but not the most fun outcome.)

Time will tell…

N.W.A. Biopic set sees real drive-by

Wow, crazy news out of the set of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic — Straight Outta Compton. While filming at the Compton Courthouse, gunfire rang from a passing car, NOT intended at anyone in the cast or the film, but at neighborhood guys flashing gang signs, reports TMZ. The bullets were close to the set and one of the neighborhood guys was shot, but survived the wound.

Talk about a “life meets art” moment. Glad this only amounted to a scare.

Straight Outta Compton movie set for 2015

Straight Outta Compton, the movie, is coming and it looks serious from this first photo revealed above. From top left to right, clockwise: Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube).

Filming is set for this July and today, Universal announced the date it’ll be in theatres: August 14, 2015. As you can see, I think they nailed the cast in terms of looks (the process said to have taken 6 months). Seeing present-day Cube and Dre in this photo is just very cool. Fortunately for the movie, they’re producing, along with Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Here’s the film’s premise, via Universal, and Ice Cube summing it up even more concisely. Looking forward to it.

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.

We’re telling the story from the inception of N.W.A. to the death of Eazy-E and that’s the story.

h/t HP