Universal has released the official trailer for the N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ today, which contains an introduction featuring Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, two of the founding members of the seminal rap group:
The movie about the controversial group scored more controversy last week when former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was charged with a hit and run murder following a shoot for the film last week.
N.W.A. found both immediate success and controversy when their music, which reflected the violent and crime-ridden culture in which they came up in, was initially released in the late 80s. Their punk-rock attitude towards authority was further magnified by the media after the Los Angeles riots exploded on the streets in 1992.
Founding member Eazy-E was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995 and died later that year.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ stars Paul Giamatti, and O’shea Jackson, Jr., Ice Cube’s son, who plays his father.
‘Compton’ hits theaters on August 18th 2015.