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Straight Outta Compton
Pulsating drama charting the rise and fallouts of legendary hip hop group N. W. A, the controversial rap crew who burst out of LA's Compton gangland in the 1980s. Led by gifted deejay Dr Dre (Corey Hawkins), ace lyricist Ice Cube (played by his own son O'Shea Jackson Jr) and fearless hustler Eazy E (Jason Mitchell), the boys from California's toughest hood made an impact that extended far beyond the music world, fuelled by their own ambitions and a fierce mutual disrespect for the police - as immortalised in the most provocative track in hip hop history. As musical biopics go, this is dope.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr, Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti, R. Marcos Taylor
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