Music bio pics are a dime a dozen, but Straight Outta Compton stands out because it is a more modern and gritter fare than other traditional films of its type like Walk the Line or Ray. In development since 2009, the film chronicles the rise and fall of the influential landmark hip hop group N.W.A. Directed by Directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Law Abiding Citizen), the film stars Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. Straight Outta Compton opens August 15.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. 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