Buzzfeed: How “Straight Outta Compton” Assembled The Perfect Cast
While the young cast of Straight Outta Compton was filming their first scene as N.W.A performing at a nightclub, the actors decided to give director F. Gary Gray something he hadn’t quite seen before.
Before they launched into “Dope Man,” they clutched their mics and contorted their faces into rappers the world has been familiar with for nearly three decades. They went slightly off script, and riffed lines that the actual group very well may have said during a live performance — and in that moment, it was evident that the actors weren’t just resembling the men who rattled the government with their polarizing lyrics about police brutality and street life; they had actually molded themselves into Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella.
They were N.W.A.