Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Yesterday was the official unveiling of the “Straight Outta Compton” character posters! Gearing up for the August 14 debut, MTV gave the world a first look at the new faces playing the most notorious group in hip hop. The cast breakdown is as follows:

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  • Eazy-E played by Jason Mitchell
  • Ice Cube played by O’Shea Jackson Jr.
  • Dr. Dre played by Corey Hawkins
  • MC Ren played by Aldis Hodge
  • DJ Yella played by Neil Brown Jr.

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.

Check out the trailer below:

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON premieres August 14