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'Straight Outta Compton' Poster & Trailer

You already know I'm about that LA LYFE! So the tale of one of hip-hop's notorious groups N.W.A. (Niggaz with Attitude), growing up in the mid-1980s on the streets of Compton, California is definitely a story I'm excited to see! Following the monumental rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the meteoric story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever when they told the brutal truth about the life in the hood that ignited a cultural war. O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell star in this film directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job).

We already got a little taste of what to expect when the Red Band trailer came out last month which had an introduction by none other than Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. The mini doc gave us an sneak peek into how they grew up with even a word or two from my favorite, Kendrick Lamar. Not only does it chronicle their dangerous environment and the injustice that comes with being Black but the trailer touches on the LA riots that entirely changed the ethnic landscape of Los Angeles. Naturally, I am excited to see this because it doesn't seem like they're sugar-coating any of the bullshit that comes with being a Black Male, the dire times in the 80's, the grueling downfalls of fame, and just the unique perspective of the colossal influence and life of the N.W.A.! I'll be camping out in my lawn chair for this one come August 14th!

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