Straight Outta Compton World Premiere

Straight Outta Compton World Premiere

August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray about the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop group N.W.A. The film borrows its title from the name of their 1988 debut studio album and the album's title track. Straight Outta Compton stars O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as N.W.A's manager Jerry Heller. Among the film's producers are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E‍ '​s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, with MC Ren and DJ Yella as creative consultants.

The film was released on August 14, 2015, received positive reviews from critics, and has grossed over $200 million worldwide.[3][4] An album inspired by the film, Compton, was released by Dr. Dre on August 7, 2015, and debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 charts.[5]

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Dr. Dre
African American hip hop producer and rapper
bornFebruary 18, 1965
Compton, California, United States
Snoop Dogg
Rapper, actor
bornOctober 20, 1971
Long Beach, California
Dwyane Wade
Shooting guard
bornJanuary 17, 1982
Chicago, Illinois
height6ft 4in
Kendrick Lamar
American hip hop recording artist
bornJune 17, 1987
Compton, California, United States

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Microsoft Theater
The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) is a music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California at L.A. Live. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

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Unprecedented security in place for Los Angeles premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton' film
Canada  –  August 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Unprecedented security was in place for the "Straight Outta Compton" film premiere. Invited guests had to navigate various barricades and pass through metal detectors before picking up their tickets for Monday night's world premiere ...
'Straight Outta Compton' premiere features famous faces, heightened security
United Press International  –  August 11, 2015
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Security took center stage during the Los Angeles premiere of Straight Outta Compton Monday night. The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly tripled security for the red-carpet event, which featured famous faces such as Ice ...
Dr. Dre Discusses Filming “Straight Outta Compton” In “Dark Areas”
HipHopDX  –  August 11, 2015
“They understood that we wanted to protect our legacy and they really paid attention to that,” Dr. Dre said prior to the world premiere of Straight Outta Compton at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles yesterday (August 10). The film shot in some of ...
LAPD Triples Security for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Premiere
Breitbart News  –  August 11, 2015
Los Angeles police officers were reportedly locked, loaded and on high alert for the premiere of Straight Outta Compton Monday night. The red carpet event was held at the downtown entertainment complex L.A. Live, and security was tight, per the Hollywood ...
'Straight Outta Compton' Premiere: Ice Cube and Son Reveal "Hood Prowess" Behind the Biopic
Hollywood Reporter  –  August 11, 2015
If you were to ask Ice Cube, he’d probably agree that in his own classic words the Straight Outta Compton Los Angeles Premiere was "a good day." A longtime dream birthed in Los Angeles finally came full circle in the city as music legends from the past ...
Violent 'Straight Outta Compton' Screenings? LAPD Gang Unit Sent To Premiere Ahead of Nationwide Debut
International Business Times  –  August 11, 2015
Los Angeles police said they sent several gang enforcement officers to Monday’s screening of “Straight Outta Compton,” the biopic about ... Are police wrong for beefing up security when these movies premiere? A streak of shootings and other violence ...
Straight Outta Compton’ security tight for L.A. Live premiere
Los Angeles Daily News  –  August 11, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Unprecedented security was in place for the “Straight Outta Compton” film premiere. Invited guests had to navigate various barricades and pass through metal detectors before picking up their tickets for Monday night’s world premiere ...
Straight Outta Compton’ Stars Join Ice Cube, Dr. Dre for LA Premiere (Photos)
TheWrap  –  August 11, 2015
Jr. play the famous gangsta rappers in the N.W.A. biopic The stars of “Straight Outta Compton” went straight to the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles for the film’s premiere on Monday night. Original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr ...
'Straight Outta Compton' Premiere: 'Tripled Security' at Red-Carpet L.A. Event
Billboard  –  August 10, 2015
The Los Angeles premiere of Straight Outta Compton takes place Monday, Aug. 10, at downtown entertainment complex L.A. Live and security is tight. An earlier report by L.A. Weekly noted that the LAPD was "beefing up its presence" for the event. Indeed ...
Security Extra Tight At ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Premiere In Downtown LA
CBS Local Media-Los Angeles  –  August 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES ( ... We just gotta have the courage.” “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters Friday.
When #straightoutta hit the red carpet in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times  –  August 9, 2015
When O’Shea Jackson Jr. was preparing to play his father in “Straight Outta Compton,” the N.W.A founding ... skywriters above the venue ahead of the premiere. Also present at the flashy premiere: Cops. The Los Angeles Police Department had "several ...

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