In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
- Genre: Drama, Music, History
- Studio: New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Cube Vision, Broken Chair Flickz, Crucial Films
- Keyword: sibling relationship, aids, police brutality, rap music, hip-hop, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, vandalism, drug dealer, nightclub, ghetto, freedom of speech, gangster, protest, rapper, recording contract, rags to riches, assault, terminal illness, road trip, based on true story, feud, gang, marijuana, police chase, hospital, racism, los angeles, california, detroit, michigan, racial slur, wrongful arrest, death of brother, milwaukee wisconsin, police raid, police harassment, duringcreditsstinger, record company, music tour, 1980s, intimidation by police, los angeles riots, compton, california
- Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr.