South East London’s Krept and Konan took O’Shea Jackson Jr who plays Ice Cube and Jason Mitchell who plays Eazy-E in the N.W.A biopic film “Straight Outta Compton” around their part of London.
Straight Outta London looks at the parallels between Krept and Konan’s life in South East London and what members of N.W.A experienced in Compton nearly 25 years ago.
Krept and Konan recently signed to Def Jam Records in the US and had the highest-charting hip-hop album in the UK.
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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.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.