Sunday night's 2015 Grammy Awards show was a little light on the hip-hop highlights if you ask us, but thankfully, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and the team behind the upcoming N.W.A biopic gave us a reason to celebrate.
"Straight Outta Compton" doesn't come out until Aug. 14, but last night, Cube and company dropped a promotional ad during the Grammys and pointed fans to watch the full trailer online. We were already excited about the film, but the trailer actually hyped things up even more.
Dr. Dre's Mom Tells Him Spinning Records Don't Pay The BillsUniversal
Dr. Dre's mom just wants the best for her boy, but the scene where she tells the mogul-in-the-making that earning $50 for DJing isn't going to pay the bills is just funny. Wonder what she thinks of her son's earnings now.
Eazy-E Recording 'Boyz-n-the-Hood'Universal
The first time fans heard Eazy-E's performance on "Boyz-n-the-hood," you just knew he was special, apparently Dr. Dre had the same reaction.
N.W.A Becomes The World's Most Dangerous GroupUniversal
After recording "F--k tha Police," N.W.A drew serious heat from cops and the F.B.I. They weren't dubbed the World's Most Dangerous Group for no reason.
The L.A. RiotsUniversal
The 1991 police beating of Rodney King sparked a ton of outrage throughout the streets of L.A., it looks like "Straight Outta Compton" looks to capture the tension.
A Suge Knight SightingUniversal
We weren't sure if Suge Knight was going to be a character in "Straight Outta Compton," but unless there is another gigantic, red-Dickie-suit-wearing, bald-head, bearded man kicking the crap out of someone, it looks like the Death Row co-founder made the cut.
Before Serato software took over, all a DJ needed was two turntables and a mixer. Look at Dr. Dre get down.
And Reel To Reel Recordinguniversal
N.W.A didn't have the luxury of Pro Tools when recording their classic debut album in 1988; instead, they laid all of their beats and rhymes on large tapes.
And Actual RecordsUniversal
Ice Cube Writing RhymesUniversal
Cube was the driving lyrical force behind N.W.A, and here we get to see him writing down the lyrics that would eventually shape hip-hop culture forever.
Paul Giamatti As Jerry HellerUniversal
Together, Eazy-E and Jerry Heller handled the business of Ruthless Records. When Cube and Dr. Dre started to question their recording contract, they split from the group and Heller was at the center of all the controversy.