NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton received its UK premiere at London’s Ritzy Brixton on Friday night with Ice Cube labelling the film “the movie of my life.”
The rapper spoke to a crowd full of apprehensive and excited fans and went onto to describe the film’s focus: “We will transport you back in time to 1986 where this movie takes place, where we show the origin of the world’s most dangerous group.”
The film, directed by F Gary Gray, documents the rise and fall of the infamous hip hop group and is named after NWA’s 1986 debut album, ‘Straight Outta Compton’.
Watch footage from the Brixton screening below:
Straight Outta Compton recently topped the US box office, grossing an impressive $56.1 million (£36.9 million) over its opening weekend. It opens in UK cinemas on Friday (August 28).
Ice Cube recently spoke to NME as part of a Twitter Q&A this last week (August 20). He spoke alongside his son O’Shea Jackson Jr, who plays Ice Cube in NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. Jason Mitchell, who plays Eazy-E in the film, was also present.
Catch up on the #AskCompton Twitter Q+A below.