The biopic follows the rise of legendary hip hop group N.W.A. (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.
As the film contains themes of police brutality and racial profiling, movie theaters may opt for extra security, and if they do, Universal has offered to reimburse them. Still, N.W.A. founding member Ice Cube assured ET that fans have nothing to worry about.
"They should come and check this movie out," Ice Cube said at the Straight Outta Compton premiere. "It's the American dream. It's some guys that came from nothing and created something. That's just amazing. That's just bigger than life."