Ice Cube agreed: “It’s fun to make records, it’s fun to be in the studio with your homies, coming up with shit; it’s fun to to get onstage”. But Straight Outta Compton was done right.
He was moved to tears during the press conference when F. Gary commended him for his delivery of raw emotions while specifically filming the scene where Eazy-E learns he’s HIV positive. Dr. Dre credits his love for music and creation.
Straight Outta Compton opens this weekend to tons of fanfare and high box-office expectations, but now it seems as though security is a concern for some theaters.
The movie touches on everything from the rise and decline of N.W.A.’s relationship with former manager Jerry Heller (played by Paul Giamatti in the film), to E’s battle with AIDS and Dre’s detachment from Suge Knight. They told the truth, ‘ says Lamar.
Hawkins’ co-star O’Shea Jackson Jr., who portrays his father Ice Cube in the film, conveyed this point by saying that the “only thing that’s really changed is that there’s camera phones” and social media to hold people accountable. Two women were killed and nine others injured by a shooting at a Louisiana screening of Trainwreck just three weeks ago and James Holmes was sentenced for the 2012 murders of 12 cinema-goers in Aurora, Colorado earlier this month. “You don’t want to confuse N.W.A. with Public Enemy but we did speak honestly about what we saw and what was wrong in our community and what was going on in our community”. And then in November 1992, he reportedly said to The Source, “I didn’t do shit, I didn’t touch her ass”.
‘N.W.A did a lot more than entertain.
“What we wanted to show is the humiliation that we faced because that’s the real issue”, Cube said. If they stretch a couple of these guys-life, no parole.
According to CSN Bay Area, Cube even taped a personal message for the Raiders, before they sat back and got to watch the movie. It wasn’t because we don’t like police.