The first trailer for Straight Outta Compton rolled out online this week, giving fans the first look at the upcoming film based on the rise of NWA. The clip begins with an introduction featuring Ice Cube and Dr Dre, driving around the city and reminiscing on their formative years.

Straight Outta ComptonStraight Outta Compton hits theaters on August 14, 2015

After that, we take a journey back into the 1980s amidst the drugs and violence of Compton that helped bring together Cube, Dre, Eazy E, MC Ren and DJ Yella to make hip-hop history. The group were pioneers of gangsta rap and arguably became the most important group in the history of rap.

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"We put it all into music - our frustration and anger. Our music was like our weapon," they say. That's the most powerful weapon we've got."

Straight Outta ComptonStraight Outta Compton tells the story of rise of NWA

Straight Outta Compton stars Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr and Jason Mitchell as the members of the famous group and Paul Giamatti plays manager Jerry Heller.

Straight Outta Compton received a little negative publicity (or positive, depending on how you look at it) this month when the Death Row founder Suge Knight was arrested for murder following an incident that began on the set of the movie. Knight is accused of running down two men in a parking lot in Compton, killing one and injuring the other. 

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Straight Outta Compton began filming last summer and will hit theaters on August 14, 2015. The movie is directed by F. Gary Gray, who previously helmed The Negotiator with Samuel L. Jackson and the action hit Law Abiding Citizen.

Watch the red-band trailer for Straight Outta Compton: