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July 25, 2015

[Pics] Ice Cube, Usher, Ludacris, B.o.B. And The Cast Of Straight Outta Compton At Atlanta VIP Screening

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON VIP Screening With Director/ Producer F. Gary Gray, Producer Ice Cube, Executive Producer Will Packer, And Cast Members

Universal Pictures hosted an advance screening of their new film, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, on Friday, July 24th at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta, along with a Q&A with cast members O’SHEA JACKSON JR., COREY HAWKINS, JASON MITCHELL and PRODUCER ICE CUBE and DIRECTOR F. GARY GRAY moderated by EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL PACKER.

The screening was well attended by music’s top celebrities and influencers including Usher, Luda, B.o.B., Big Krit, Da Brat, David Banner and more.

The film was directed by F. Gary Gray who also directed Boyz in The Hood and Friday. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is an instant classic! It tells the story of the formation of NWA, their break-up, the success of the individual careers of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and also shows the by-products of the NWA like Snoop, Tupac, Eminem, 50 Cent and more.

Even though this is a cast of unknown actors, I’d say they nailed it! Once you see it you’ll remember each one of them as well as reminisce on the NWA classics we all love. For me, NWA was the group who first taught me about what was going on in the West Coast regarding police brutality. The film did an amazing job showing where their songs came from based on their reality living as African American teenagers in Compton.

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON hits theaters August 14th. Thanks Universal Pictures for the invite! Check out the photos from the Atlanta screening below:

O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube's son), rapper Ludacris, recording artist Usher Raymond and rapper/actor Ice Cube attend "Straight Outta Compton" VIP Screening With Director/ Producer F. Gary Gray, Producer Ice Cube, Executive Producer Will Packer, And Cast Members at Regal Atlantic Station on July 24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son), rapper Ludacris, recording artist Usher Raymond and rapper/actor Ice Cube attend “Straight Outta Compton” VIP Screening.




Meet the cast! O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell (Easy-E), and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre). They nailed it!

Meet the cast! O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell (Easy-E), and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre). They nailed it!

Usher came out to show his love for Straight Outta Compton.

Usher came out to show his love for Straight Outta Compton.




STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON VIP Screening With Director/ Producer F. Gary Gray, Producer Ice Cube, Executive Producer Will Packer, And Cast Members

The cast listening to Ice Cube give this thoughts on police brutality in 2015.

The cast listening to Ice Cube give this thoughts on police brutality in 2015.

New Orleans native Jason Mitchell played the role of Easy-E. This is definitely his break-out role. Not one hint of his New Orleans accent could be detected.

Jason Mitchell played the role of Easy-E. This is definitely his break-out role. Not one hint of his New Orleans accent could be detected.

Ludacris, director F. Gary Gray (Boyz In The Hood. Friday), Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, producer Will Packer, and Usher.

Ludacris, director F. Gary Gray (Boyz In The Hood. Friday), Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, producer Will Packer, and Usher.

Kim Ford - STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

JubileeMag.com publisher, Kim Ford

Executive Producer of the film, Will Packer

Executive Producer of the film, Will Packer

Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures



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Kim Ford
Kim Ford is the founder & publisher of JubileeMag.com, author of "The Success Mindset", a God-inspired media mogul, speaker, red carpet correspondent, culture influencer, super mom and your ideal best friend. She's interviewed greats like Tyler Perry, Sony Pictures exec DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good, Mali Music, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith, T.D. Jakes and more. You've probably seen her covering the red carpet at the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and many others. You can always find her bringing faith to mainstream and empowering women! To learn more about Kim, click here. #TeamLove #TeamStrongFamilies #TeamiPhone




 
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