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Watch The Straight Outta Compton Actors Explain Their Roots

O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube) and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) break it down.

August 11, 2015

We all come from somewhere, and the cities we grow up in play a key role in shaping our identities for the rest of our lives. Some of us look back on our hometowns with pride, while others simply acknowledge the influence their city had on them and how they view the world; some of us do both. In a new video from Beats by Dre, Straight Outta Compton actors O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins discuss growing up in the San Fernando Valley and Washington D.C. respectively, and how their towns have affected their paths. "I saw a lot, kinda, growing up," Hawkins says. "But I think when you can rise above and get out, and then go back and have that pride, it's powerful."

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Watch The Straight Outta Compton Actors Explain Their Roots