#WESTCOASTWEDNESDAY goes to a few of the Kings of the West …..
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experieunces 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
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff
Produced by: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Matt Alvarez, Tomica Woods-Wright
Executive Producers: Will Packer, F. Gary Gray, David Engel, Bill Strauss, Ronald G. Muhammad, Scott Bernstein, Adam Merims