BY ADENIYI A.
The much talked about biopic on West Coast pioneer rap group NWA, Straight Outta Compton has made close to $5 million on its first night across theatres in the United States of America upon release.
Produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube who were original members of the NWA rap group, it has continued to gather momentum upon its release. Thursday night across theatres, the movie which has gathered good reviews and opened to an audience comprising of movie lovers and rap enthusiasts in United States of America around 8pm in over two thousand theatres.
Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown playing each member of NWA: Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Mc Ren and DJ Yella. It is released by Universal Studios and had as part of its marketing promotions a new album by Dr. Dre titled Compton.