Straight Outta Compton is a movie based on the true story of famed rappers Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. The film was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
There are some commotion surrounding the film. In the seven days of filming, a drive-by-shooting occurred toward the crew and cast. Although, they were not hurt, it hit the media. Then on January 29th, there was another incident but as a hit-and-run that left one man dead and another in critical condition. Terry Carter, the co-founder of Heavyweight Records was killed. Cle Sloan suffered from head injuries and a damaged foot. This made the second death on the film.
In spite of all of the turmoil, the movie had positive success. The film released on August 14, 2015 and was well received by the critics. It has grossed many millions but the album from the film debuted at Number two on the US Billboard 200.
Check out these images of Olson Visual’s large banner at Universal City Walk.