Dr. Dre Says 'Straight Outta Compton' Gave Him 'Goosebumps'

by Raphael Chestang 9:31 PM PDT, August 11, 2015
Playing Dr. Dre Says 'Straight Outta Compton' Gave Him 'Goosebumps'

ET was on the black carpet of the Straight Outta Compton premiere on Monday, where the original NWA members gave their thoughts on the biopic that chronicles their careers.

"It was goosebumps -- a little bit surreal," Dr. Dre told ET when asked for his immediate response to the movie. "Some guys that came from nothing that created something that's just amazing."

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Straight Outta Compton follows the rise of legendary hip hop group NWA (made up of members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella), who, in 1987, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.

Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. stars as his famous dad in the movie, and he got the ultimate stamp of approval on premiere night in downtown Los Angeles.

"He got everything right," Ice Cube told ET. "When we was editing this movie, at certain points I was thinking we was looking at the young NWA."

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But perhaps the most exciting praise came from Oprah Winfrey, who tweeted about the film after seeing it: "Powerful! Powerful!" she wrote Aug. 8.

"When we saw that everybody started texting each other," Corey Hawkins, who plays Dr. Dre, told ET. "Everybody was sending the picture around and everybody was flipping out, man. It's crazy."

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters Friday.