Cast and original members of N.W.A cover The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their HIGHLY anticipated biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, break their silence on Suge Knight and a reunion tour with Eminem and more.
“It’s crazy how we were getting criticized for this years ago,” says Dre of N.W.A’s provocative songs about inner-city life. “And now, it’s just like, ‘OK, we understand.’ This movie will keep shining a light on the problem, especially because of all the situations that are happening in Ferguson and here in Los Angeles. It’s definitely going to keep this situation in people’s minds and make sure that everyone out there knows that this is a problem that keeps happening still today.”
“It was always about free speech, being able to express yourself, whether people like it or not,” recalls Cube of N.W.A’s early raps (the group made four albums before they broke up in 1991). “That’s the great thing about being in this country, is to be able to speak your mind and not be censored.”
Check out the full interview and BTS clip below:
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON releases in theaters August 14, 2015
Check out the full article over at The Hollywood Reporter HERE.