With Straight Outta Compton set to release later this year, it’s finally about time we saw a trailer for the biopic taking an inside look back at one of the most important groups of hip-hop and gangta rap history.
The brand new Red Band trailer, which you can see above, includes a brief introduction from Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, one of hip-hop’s first billionaires, as they take a trip back to Compton and reminisce about their time in NWA. The biopic itself focuses on the rise of NWA during the mid-80’s which saw Ice Cube, Dre, Eazy E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella come together to form a group that pioneered gangta rap.
I have to say, I love a bit of NWA, it’s one of my guilty pleasures, so I’m definitely looking forward to this flick. Straight Outta Compton will hit theatres on August 14 in the US, no current word on a UK release. It’s also set to star Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (That’s Ice Cube’s son), Aldis Hodge, and Neil Brown, Jr.