"Straight Outta Compton" tells the real rags-to-riches story of NWA: five local guys who are often credited as the founders of West Coast rap. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy E, DJ Yella and MC Ren splashed onto the hip hop scene 30 years ago and spawned dozens if not hundreds of other rappers including Snoop Dog and Tupac.
Ice Cube tells our Julie Chang that "Straight Outta Compton" is a story for all of us here in L.A.--that you can dream big, no matter how humble your situation, and make it all come true. And talk about everything coming full circle. The movie stars O'Shea Jackson Jr as Ice Cube...who's Cube's son in real life! But O'Shea says he still had to fight for the part. He tried out multiple times for 2 years and at one audition, he ran into two other "Ice Cubes" vying for the part.
"Straight Outta Compton" opens in theaters this Friday.