Compton Royalty at the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Premiere in L.A.

Gloria Govan, Dr. Dre, Nicole Young, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne WadePhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Gloria Govan, Dr. Dre, Nicole Young, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade

Now, here’s a film that looks like it might be worth checking out! ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is a new biographical film that revolves around the rise and fall of the hip hop group N.W.A., which to put it lightly, pretty much started its own genre of music. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are co-producers and Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. plays his father in the film. I’m happy that these guys have the cold-hard cash to finally make something like this without having to worry about their return on investment (which I’m sure will be great).

Here’s more about the film & trailer:

The film chronicles the background history of the group N.W.A, its members and the dynamics of their relationships with each other, from the band’s inception, to growing success and stardom until the eventual disbanding. Source

Alexandra Shipp, Fernanda Romero, Carra Patterson and Arielle KebbelPhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Alexandra Shipp, Fernanda Romero, Carra Patterson and Arielle Kebbel

Ice Cube, O' Shea Jackson Jr.Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Pictured: Ice Cube, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Interview with Ice Cube:

Interview with Dr. Dre (second part here):

7 comments
sithtwo
sithtwo

Gabrielle Union is hot.

Spanglylovesheels
Spanglylovesheels

Although it is great that these formerly poor hoodrats became successful and also brought attention to police brutality, I feel like they helped perpetuate some of the problems in the hood. People began to glamorize thug life and it became something to aspire to even for a huge swath of white America. These guys got rich off of it because of many factors but I don't think anyone could really argue that it helped the next generation of hoodrats or helped end police brutality. Sadly, except for these guys and girls all being wealthy, nothing much has changed.

MoeJackson
MoeJackson moderator

@Spanglylovesheels

I think you're underestimating the power behind hundreds of years of slavery. To help the "next generation of hoodrats," you need massive amounts of change on the institutional level, which obviously doesn't come easily.

Spanglylovesheels
Spanglylovesheels

@MoeJackson  I get what you're saying and I agree. I know it will take a very long time to get rid of institutional racism. I really was only taking pot shots at these artists because although they got famous for keeping it real about the environment they grew up in, they got the hell out as fast as they could and then lived extravagantly. As much money as they have combined, they could buy the city of Compton and make it a beautiful place to live. But nah, all these guys just got rich due to a confluence of events and became like all the rich, white, fat cats that they probably bad mouthed when they were kids.

bryanzee
bryanzee

Lol Wade always wears the weirdest shit!


Dinodan
Dinodan

Nice dress Dwayne Wade. 

I hope this movie doesn't make E look all that bad....but with Dre and Ice Cube making this movie i doubt that happens. .