The Polished Trailer For “Straight Outta Compton” Features Dr. Dre, N.W.A. & Lots Of Subtleties (Video)

While Compton’s Kendrick Lamar won big in the evening, during the 57th Grammy Awards, Heads did not see Dr. Dre or Ice Cube in the audience, or on stage. However, the Hip-Hop legends whose fates are forever tied starred in a lengthy trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic.


The look, a cross-promoted Chrysler commercial, found Dre, Cube, and a glimpse of Kendrick, DJ Yella, and Game, all in Compton. In a tragic nod to last month’s death of Terry Carter, Tam’s Burgers on Rosecrans Avenue is included in the trailer—the same place Suge Knight would be involved in a death that is under investigation. The one-minute commercial then evolves into the trailer.

The latest, official trailer seems to tell a rather accurate account of N.W.A., give or take the way Ruthless Records President Jerry Heller (played by Paul Giamatti) might prefer to be portrayed. Included, Heads can see the earliest Ruthless Records logo, N.W.A. performing “Fuck The Police” on tour, despite strict warnings. Young O’Shea Jackson (Cube was a star football player) taking a bus to a high school beyond South Central appears to be shown. Even Dr. Dre’s exact car of the early 1990s, a white Ferrari Testarossa, is matched. The music, the performances, and the feel all seems pretty strong, eh?

Check the subtle nod to the batterram—the subject of the Toddy Tee song of N.W.A.’s era?


Will you see this film opening week?

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