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Straight Outta Compton – Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD) (Official)
The Story of N.W.A – In Theaters August 14th

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.

Michael Miller was the man at the right time when the west coast hip hop movement was exploding. Besides shooting all the major players in the game he also hung out with the artists and became a part of the culture. Shooting important figures like Cypress Hill, NWA, Tupac, Ice Cube, Snoop, House Of Pain, etc.

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Happy Born Day Eric “Eazy-E” Wright.

Born on September 7, 1963, Eazy E aka Hip Hop Thugster would’ve been 48 years young today.  Eazy-E was founder of legendary west coast hip hop/rap group N.W.A. and Ruthless Records.  Eazy-E died of compilcations due to AIDS a month after being diagnosed back in ’95.   Checkout throwback Eazy-E Music Video after the jump.

R.I.P. Eazy-E (September 7, 1963 - March 26, 1995)

The game of Hip-Hop has definitely changed over the last 15 years, but one thing is for certain on this day (March 26) in 1995 we lost a real pioneer.
Eric “Eazy-E” Wright was more than a gangster, he along with his N.W.A. counterparts helped birth a movement that established not only a coast in the game, but redefined Hip-Hop as we knew it.
In a time where originality was the key to success, N.W.A exploded on the game giving people everywhere a glimpse of what it was like growing up in Compton, California.

Checkout the throwback vid after the jump:

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