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In 1989, Detroit police stormed the stage at Joe Louis Arena during the middle of an N.W.A show to prevent the group from performing the song “Fuck Tha Police”. The situation quickly devolved into a riot. Instead of the Detroit venue, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was used to recreate large concerts during N.W.A’s rise
Straight Outta Compton is a bio-drama film about the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop group N.W.A. The film borrows its title from the name of the groups debut album.
Straight Outta Compton stars O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as the manager Jerry Heller. Among the film’s Producers are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E ’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, with MC Ren and DJ Yella
Directed by F. Gary Gray