Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Discuss Their Pride In Being From Compton

By Staff  |  08/12/2015

Dr. Dre

With Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters on Friday (August 14), Beats By Dre rolls out a promo clip, in which Ice Cube and Dr. Dre sit down to discuss their roots... and of course, Compton.

"Where I grew up, there were a lot of people there that weren't even proud to say they were from Compton," Dre says.

He also explained that N.W.A.'s 1988 debut, which shares the same title, serves as a tribute to the city. "This is probably one of the reasons why we decided to call the record Straight Outta Compton, so we could show where we're coming from, and that we're proud of where we're coming from," he explained.

According to Cube, it was the late Eazy-E who "was adamant to put Compton on the map."