The “Straight Outta Compton” movie is going to be epic. Fans of the music legends N.W.A have been following the news of this upcoming major motion picture intensely as the continued support for the group has been strong. According to the New York Daily News on Wednesday, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are on-board the biopic, which got a great release date from Universal originally reserved for Jeremy Renner's next "Bourne" movie.
The N.W.A. original lineup consisted of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. MC Ren joined in 1988, with Arabian Prince leaving the group later that same year. There was plenty of disputes and issues, but the group stuck together and made a strong impact on the music business today. One of the best known groups from Compton, the group was subsequently banned from many mainstream American radio stations due to their lyrics. Still, the group was wildly successful and some of the songs can be heard on the radio today.
The biopic will trace the rise of the gangsta rap legends from the mean streets of the Los Angeles-area neighborhood to the stars that the guys have become. Looking to share who the guys were and the issues that brought the music from the streets to the concert stages, this picture has got the approval of the founders as well. Add that the music of what the group is best known for will be added to the story expected to hit the theater and the fans couldn't be happier to support.
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are on board for the project as producers. Giving the picture an instant amount of credibility as the fans know that both stars are particular in allowing their past to be dissected in the public.
Universal is releasing "Straight Outta Compton" on August. 14, 2015. Expect to see a soundtrack for the movie and maybe even some new music from the original members of the group.