THE first trailer for the eagerly anticipated music film of the summer, Straight Outta Compton, has been released.
A biopic about the famed hip-hop group N.W.A., it promises to deliver a stunning tale of how five young rappers from Compton changed the rap game and American society forever.
Getting by and creating music N.W.A. (Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella) brought the sounds of the hood to the masses defying the government, the police, racism and other obstacles along the way.
Jason Mitchell stars as Eazy-E, while Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son) play Dr. Dre and Ice Cube respectively.
N.W.A.’s brutally honest music about the tough streets of Compton is set to feature throughout and at a time where tensions between the African-American community and the police in the US is fraught it is set to be a massive hit.
Straight Outta Compton opens in cinemas on August 14th