The official red band trailer for N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton was released on Sunday night and it looks like the film is going to be an absolute hit.
While showing the streets of Compton, a clip appears of what is said to be the promo Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and The Game were filming the day Suge Knight allegedly hit and killed friend, Terry Carter. Social media users are even claiming they spotted Suge in the trailer.
In the near 4 minute visual, Cube and Dre roll through their old stomping grounds while talking with people in the community. “We put it all in the music, all our frustration and anger,” Cube says. “Our music was like our weapon.”
The F. Gary Gray film is set to hit theaters August 14.
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Universal’s description of the film reads: 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.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell