The world's most dangerous times created the world's most dangerous group

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.

  • 2 hr 27 minRHDSD
  • Aug 14, 2015
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • JASON MITCHELLEazy-E

    Jason Mitchell is an American actor. He had roles in the films Contraband (2012) and Broken City (2013), both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015), with his performance being met with significant praise by critics. In 2016 he appeared in Keanu (2016), which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
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  • COREY HAWKINSDr. Dre

  • O'SHEA JACKSON JR.Ice Cube

    O'Shea Jackson Jr. is an American actor and musician. O'Shea is the son of rapper Ice Cube and he portrayed his father in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015), which was his feature film debut. His older brother Darrell is also a rapper under the name Doughboy, which is the nickname of the character his father portrayed, Darin "Doughboy" Baker, in his first film Boyz n the Hood (1991).
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  • LAKEITH STANFIELDSnoop

    LaKeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, California. At the age of fifteen, LaKeith began attending the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12 (2008). Later, the newer version of Short Term 12 (2013) marked LaKeith's debut as a professional actor. Subsequently, he landed a role in the Martin Luther King biopic, Selma (2014), and has since starred in Get Out (2017), Knives Out (2019), The Photograph (2020), and the series Atlanta on FX.
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  • ORLANDO BROWNActor

  • ALEXANDRA SHIPPKim

    Alexandra Shipp is known for her role as the iconic mohawked super heroine 'Storm' in Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), directed by Bryan Singer. Shipp plays a younger version of 'Storm' (originally played by Halle Berry). Determined to make the mutant character her own, she delivers a new spin on 'Storm,' which many media outlets boasted her as the "breakout" star of the film. Shipp reprised the role of 'Storm' in the next feature X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019). In 2018, Shipp co-starred with Nick Robinson in Fox 2000's coming-of-age story Love, Simon (2018)., based on the popular Young Adult book "Simon VS the Homo Sapien Agenda." She also played in Simon Kaijser's psychological thriller Spinning Man (2018), based on the novel by George Harrar. The next year, she had significant roles in the drama A Dog's Way Home (2019), the action thriller Shaft (2019), and comedy Jexi (2019). Previously, Alexandra appeared in Universal Pictures' Oscar nominated feature Straight Outta Compton (2015), which has become the highest grossing music biopic of all-time. Shipp's other film credits include the two-hander Tragedy Girls (2017) and the title role of 'Aaliyah' in the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014) which she demonstrated and was praised for her singing and dancing talents. The same year, she was the lead in Drumline: A New Beat (2014) the VH1's sequel to 2002's Drumline (2002). Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Shipp moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at 17. She is known for her role as 'KT Rush,' on Nickelodeon teen drama-mystery series, House of Anubis (2011) and made her film debut in the Fox feature film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), playing the role of 'Valentina'. Aside from acting, she is a songwriter, pianist, and guitar player.
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