Aspiring actors entering the Rosecrans Recreational Center are given instructions while waiting to audition for the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, in Gardena, California on March 9, 2014. (Jose Lopez)
It’s been more than 25 years now since the groundbreaking rap group NWA released the controversial album “Straight Outta Compton.”
The record is widely credited as launching the gangsta rap genre. Now, two of the group’s members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, are producing a film about the band’s rise to fame.
KCRW’s Avishay Artsy went to an open casting call for the film “Straight Outta Compton” in South LA, where the band has its roots.