The film revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop group, N.W.A, and borrows its title from the group’s debut album. In 1988, this groundbreaking new group revolutionised music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A’s first studio album, Straight Outta Compton’, stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller, band members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren navigate their way through the industry, acquiring fame and fortune. They secured a place in history the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood, which ignited a cultural war.