Straight Outta L.A.

World Premiere

USA | 51 MINUTES | English |


Sports, Documentary, Music

In 1982, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis moved his team to Los Angeles, where they were welcomed by fans from Compton to Hollywood. Ice Cube was growing up in South Central L.A.—a different world defined by gangs, drugs, and nascent hip-hop. By the middle of the decade, the Raiders were the toast of the town, and Ice Cube's group N.W.A. had taken the music world by storm. Forging an unlikely relationship between music and sports, N.W.A. embraced the Raiders' image, swagger, and style, forever linking the Raiders' heyday in L.A. with the emergence of gangsta rap.

Set to an old-school hip-hop soundtrack, this energetic documentary features interviews with L.A. Raiders legends like Marcus Allen and Howie Long as well as West Coast rap icons including Ice-T and Snoop Dogg. Lifelong Raiders fan Ice Cube also turns the camera on himself to offer a vivid remembrance of a time when the troubled city of Los Angeles found its kindred spirit in an outlaw football team and discovered its voice in the growing rap scene.


Directed by Ice Cube and Ice Cube

Ice Cube emerged as rap's most important and socially aware artist with N.W.A in the late 1980s. He made his film directing debut in 1998 with The Players Club, starred in and produced the Friday and Barbershop film franchises, and has acted in Boyz N the Hood and Three Kings to name a few.
Jon Weinbach
Primary Cast
Al Davis, Marcus Allen, John Madden, Howie Long, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg
Ice Cube
Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Jamie Patricof, Jon Weinbach, Arunima Dhar
Executive Producers
Keith Clinkscales, John Dahl, Joan Lynch, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Skipper, John Walsh


Director's Agent
Matt Alvarez
Cube Vision
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 255-7000
Print Source
Katie McNeill
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310 271 0270
Jamie Patricof
Hunting Lane Films
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-0270
Main Contact
Daniel Silver
New York, NY 10158
Phone: (212) 515-1266
Main Contact
Arunima Dhar
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 860 302 9675