Straight Outta Compton | 2015

Drama, Biopic
In 1987, young Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren turned their frustration and anger about life in Compton into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win & 7 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Ice Cube

Actor

... Dr. Dre

Actor

... Eazy-E

Actor

... DJ Yella

Actor

... MC Ren

Actor

... Jerry Heller

Actor

... Snoop

Actor

... Warren G

Actor

... Tomica

Actor

... Large Man

Actor

... D.O.C.

Actor

... Suge Knight

Actor

Company

Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage

Production Company

Broken Chair Flickz

Production Company

Camtec Motion Picture Camera Rental

Production Company

Crucial Films

Production Company

CubeVision

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1987, young Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren used brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats to turn their anger about life in their inner-city L.A. neighborhood into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. In late '80s, Compton's streets were some of the most dangerous in the country. Crack cocaine use was escalating at a rate as alarming as the violent, gang-driven business that propelled it. The LAPD's merciless war on drugs left residents shell-shocked, distrustful of authority and bitter. Charismatic, dope-selling Eazy-E saw a future in L.A.'s burgeoning rap scene and reached out to his friend Dr. Dre, a deejay who spun at Compton clubs with DJ Yella. The three wanted change and Eazy-E had the resources to make it happen. Along with young emcees MC Ren and Ice Cube they became N.W.A., turning their frustration into art and giving their people what they needed: a voice.

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