We’re looking forward to the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton–and we’re liking how the first trailer has been acquired via bootleg from an Ice Cube concert. That’s some old-skool merchandising right there. Of course, NWA became legends of the rap scene long before there was Youtube, but we’ve seen some amazing old VHS tapes that were handed around back in the day.
Also, that was back when rap was black America’s CNN–or said Public Enemy’s Chuck D. We can’t remember if he said anything about VHS bootlegs being black America’s Youtube. We guess that isn’t likely, and we’ve also seen old VHS bootlegs of Guns n’ Roses concerts, so that probably doesn’t apply. Anyway, here’s a first look at Straight Outta Compton, coming to theaters on August 14th, 2015. From two angles, too…