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Go Behind the Scenes of Universal’s N.W.A Biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (Video)

Go Behind the Scenes of Universal's N.W.A Biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton' (Video)

In the video below, WorldstarHipHop, along with hip-hop vet Fab Five Freddy and the original members of N.W.A. give you a behind the scenes look into the making of Universal Pictures’ upcoming N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” 

The film is directed by F. Gary Gray, with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell starring as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively. Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge plays MC Ren, and Neil Brown Jr. is DJ Yella in the N.W.A biopic titled “Straight Outta Compton.”

Carra Patterson and Paul Giamatti are also in the cast, playing Tomica Woods, Eazy-E’s widow (who inherited his share of N.W.A. song rights, and is also a producer on the film), and Jerry Heller, manager of the group.

Keith Stanfield plays Snoop Dogg. 

Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film, alongside Gray. 

The upcoming film, which follows the group as they emerge from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s, to go onto revolutionize pop culture with their music, is set for a release in August, 14 2015.

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