straight outta compton


Hip-hop fans have been anticipating this for months now.

Original N.W.A member Ice Cube announced in June his plans to release a biopic based on the famous rap group from the late '80s, and now, he's gifted us with our first look at Straight Outta Compton.

Ice Cube surprised fans with the trailer for the upcoming film during a concert in Sydney this month. And it quickly found it's way onto the Internet.

Regardless, it seems like N.W.A and hip-hop fans alike will be very happy with what's to come. Judging by what's been revealed from the movie—which stars Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) and Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr., who plays his father—it looks pretty legit.

"Let me tell you what I see here: A lot of raw talent, swagger, bravado," Paul Giamatti, who stars as Jerry Heller, N.W.A.'s manager and the co-founder of Ruthless Records, says in the trailer. "People are scared of you guys, they think you're dangerous, but you have a unique voice. The world needs to hear it."

The action-packed clip gives viewers a glimpse of the Compton crew as they trek their way up the rocky road to fame and stardom, and includes scenes of Dr. Dre in prison, their various run-ins with the police and a high-speed car chase.

"I'm totally involved, I'm engulfed in it," Ice Cube told MTV News during the summer, noting that the film will be shot in Compton. "This is our legacy, you can't play with this, there's no cutting corners. I'm fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It gotta be right."

According to Universal, the F. Gary Gray-helmed film "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."

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters Aug.14.

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