A documentary about the history of Compton starring rapper The Game will premiere on A&E next month.
Produced by Creature Films and Entertainment One (eOne), the three-part Streets of Compton premieres on June 9 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes. The third part will air on June 16 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
The film traces the evolution of the southern California city from a conservative Los Angeles suburb in the 1950s to a location that became infamous for gang warfare in the 1980s.
Streets of Compton also covers Compton’s role in the music of hip-hop acts such as NWA, Dr. Dre, and Kendrick Lamar, among others, and is a companion to The Game’s upcoming album of the same name. The video for his single “Roped Off” will premiere on A&E on June 9 at 11 p.m. immediately following the second episode.
Current and former Compton residents set to appear in the doc include actress Niecy Nash; comedian Paul Rodriguez; musicians Lil Eazy-E, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince, and MC Eiht; The Game’s mother, Lynette Baker, and father, G.A. Taylor; the rapper’s manager, Cash Jones; former Black Panther Robert Johnson; Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams; mayor Aja Brown; and former mayors Omar Bradley and Eric Perrodin as well as members of the police gang unit and gang experts.