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A Who's Who Of Hip-Hop (And Zayn Malik) Turned Up To The Straight Outta Compton Premiere Last Night

The premiere for NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton took place in LA last night (August 10) and it was a star-studded affair. Here's how it all went down...

  • Snoop sporting a pic of a young and fresh-faced NWA from back in the day.

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  • The world premiere of NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton took place last night (August 10) at Los Angeles studio LA Live.

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  • The film details the story of the pioneering rap crew and is set for UK release on August 28.

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  • As well as the cast and NWA's original members, a huge array of important musical figures attended the premiere - including Def Jam founder Russell Simmons.

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  • NWA founding member Ice Cube and rapper Common living it up.

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  • 'Compton' was written in smoke over the LA venue - impressive, but probably quite confusing for any airplane passengers flying over the site.

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  • Xzibit arriving at the venue, fresh from his guest spot on the new Dre album.

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  • Rapper and NWA late addition MC Ren. Ren joined the group in 1988, just ahead of 'Straight Outta Compton'.

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  • Beats x NWA = maximum Dre

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  • Compton's newest star Kendrick Lamar, keeping the area's illustrious hip-hop history alive, also dropped in on the premiere.

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  • Read the NME verdict on 'Compton''s superior beats and controversy-baiting lyrics here.

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  • Actor Wesley Snipes flashing his pearly whites.

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  • Dr. Dre deep in conversation after a massive week that also saw him release his first new LP (also entitled 'Compton') in 16 years.

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  • A pretty swish-looking low rider was brought in to add some old school pizzazz to proceedings.

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  • Another NWA VIP in the form of DJ Yella. All the original members of the group were present, aside from Eazy E who sadly passed away in 1995.

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  • Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray looking suitably chuffed.

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  • While most of NWA's members are played by unrelated actors in the film, Ice Cube is actually portrayed by his real life son O'Shea Jackson Jr.

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  • The Game, getting serious.

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  • Someone call security, who let LMFAO berk Redfoo in?

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  • Having penned a new solo record deal after quitting One Direction, Zayn Malik was also in tow at the LA premiere.

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