Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E earned a place in the history books when they founded N.W.A. and became a much needed mouthpiece for stifled voices in inner city America, and their journey will be chronicled in the upcoming biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
The film will hit theaters on Aug. 14., but ahead of the release, MTV News has an exclusive trailer premiere, where we get glimpses of the tough situations they faced over two decades ago, when racial tensions were reaching a boiling point in the U.S.
Cube, Dre and Eazy-E will be played by O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins, and Ice Cube is hoping that Dre will produce new music to accompany the film.
“I’m trying to convince [Dr.] Dre that we should do some new tracks for the movie,” Ice Cube told MTV News last summer. “This is our legacy, you can’t play with this, there’s no cutting corners. I’m fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It’s gotta be right.”
Watch the full trailer above, and check out exclusive character posters from the film here.