On Friday August 14th, 2015 Ice Cube tells “The View” co-hosts about the new film “Straight Outta Compton.” It is a biopic based on the Rap group he was a part of called NWA. The film is no only about the group it’s about the history of the police brutality against African-Americans in Compton. During the violence at that time in the 80s there were no camera phones or twitter to capture what was going on. NWA used their music to tell the public what was going on.
A lot of police brutality in the past portrayed in the film is still happening in the media today. Back then music was the only way to let people know what is happening with regard to police brutality. Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson portrays him in the film. In another blast from the past that is relevant today, Ice Cube wrote the script for the film “Friday” which originated the term "Bye Felicia."
The cast of the film “Straight Outta Compton” joined Ice Cube on "The View" including: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins. O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of NWA member Ice Cube, auditioned for two years to get the role of Ice Cube. Jason explains they were all familiar with NWA but they also did some research especially to get the lingo of the eighties.
Corey came from doing Shakespeare on Broadway to play Dr. Dre and tells the story of the first time he met him. They had dinner Dr. Dre told him how proud he is of Corey. Jason plays Easy-E. He had to do a lot a research and there are still some grey areas as the legendary Rapper passed away twenty years ago. The film’s director F. Gary Gray helped him a lot with filling out the role. Ice Cube hopes this film would make Easy-E proud.
WATCH EPISODE: "The View" August 14th, 2015 >>