Few figures in hip-hop are as important and more socially prevalent than N.W.A.; they fashioned an era of aggressive and alarming expressionism which sent the genre to meteoric heights. With it’s summer release ever-approaching, the F. Gary Gray-directed biopic finally unveils a trailer, and it is as suitably Red Band as the group themselves (this one is certainly NSFW…)
Introducing the trailer – which premiered last night at The Grammy Awards – is members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube who in stylish black and white cruise the mean streets of Compton; the Californian battleground where their historic music was crafted.
The official synopsis for Straight Outta Compton 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