First look at Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre in #NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton”

NWA full roster - Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella, The DOCNWA was one of my favorite groups growing up and remains in my all-time Top 10, probably Top 5, hip hop/rap groups

Here’s the first look at the filmmakers of this highly-anticipated project set for Aug. 14, 2015.

Todd MacMillan/Universal Pictures the cast and filmmakers of "Straight Outta Compton" (clockwise, from top left): producer Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, producer Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins  (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube)
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the cast and filmmakers of “Straight Outta Compton” (clockwise, from top left): producer Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, producer Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube)

And here’s the synopsis:

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences 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.

I do have to ask though: Where the heck is MC Ren, DJ Yella, The D.O.C. and heck even The Arabian Prince?

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