A biopic of rap group NWA, comprised of artists including Ice Cube (Jackson Jr.), Eazy-E (Mitchell), and Dr. Dre (Hawkins). The film chronicles the group's formation in Compton, California in the mid-1980s and their rise to becoming one of the most influential groups in the genre with their songs about life in the 'hood.
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