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'Straight Outta Compton' trailer: Music as a weapon in NWA origin tale
'Straight Outta Compton' trailer: Music as a weapon in NWA origin tale

The first trailer has arrived for "Straight Outta Compton," F. Gary Gray's biopic about the seminal music group N.W.A., and it positions the movie as a gangsta rap origin story with a timely political edge. Set for release Aug. 14, the film finds a young Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr., Cube's real-life son) and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) coming together in the mid-1980s to make music that reflected the violence and desperation of their gang-ridden surroundings. (Like N.W.A.'s music, the trailer contains lots of explicit language; you can watch it on YouTube.) As their manager, Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti), says, "People are scared of...

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