*Universal released a new trailer for its film”Straight Outta Compton,” with former members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube handling the introduction.
In the clip, the two rap legends, who helped found the group in 1986 along with Eazy-E and DJ Yella, cruise through Compton reminiscing about the crew’s early days.
“We put it all in the music, all our frustration and anger,” Cube says. “Our music was like our weapon.”
“That’s the most powerful weapon we got,” Dre adds.
Compton natives The Game and Kendrick Lamar also appear in the black-and-white clip talking about the effect N.W.A.’s music had on them as young fans.
“Straight Outta Compton,” due in theaters Aug. 14, follows Cube, Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren’s path to mainstream success in the late ’80s and early ’90s as pioneers of a new genre of hip-hop focusing on the gritty life in inner-city Los Angeles.
Paul Giamatti plays N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller, whom Dre has blamed for breaking up the group.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. — Ice Cube’s son — is making his acting debut portraying his pop as a young man.
Watch the new trailer below: