straightouttacompton

Today, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre took to Twitter with an announcement that has been years in the making, #StraightOuttaCompton and the date 8/14/15 along with the above picture.

After plenty of holdups, Universal Pictures has announced  that Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic, will be released August 14, 2015, a full 27 years following the group’s landmark debut album. It was also confirmed that O’Shea Jackson Jr. will portray the teenage version of his father, Ice Cube with Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E. They are still looking to fill the roles fellow group-mates MC Ren and DJ Yella.

With a basically unknown lead cast at the direction of F. Gary Gary alongside Cube, Dre and Tomica Woods-Wright (Eazy-E’s widow), the drama will showcase the story of what was arguably the most ground breaking group in hip hop’s history.

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