O’Shea and Jason Talk ‘Straight Outta Compton’

O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell dropped into the BBC’s 1Xtra studio to chat with Semtex about the legacy of NWA and their starring roles as Ice Cube and Easy E in ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

Watch the interview as the actors talk about their breakout roles in the film – O’Shea explains how at times it was like a feeling of almost ‘ripping the space-time continuum’ by playing his father in the movie; Jason talks about the need to capture the essence of Easy-E to show who he was and why he had the stigma of being known as the ‘Godfather of Gangsta Rap’; both actors talk about the legacy of N.W.A, working with Dr Dre, about the future of Black movies in Hollywood and their aspirations as rising actors.

Listen to the full #StraightOuttaCompton special with DJ Semtex on BBC 1Xtra now.

Straight Outta Compton has opened in the U.K and is in cinemas nationwide.