A&E, The Game head to “Streets of Compton”

The rapper is starring in and executive producing a three-part documentary about the complex history of the California city that will premiere on June 9.
May 24, 2016

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.

Mark Ford of Creature Films directed the film. He also served as exec producer alongside Kevin Lopez, eOne’s Tara Long and John Morayniss, The Game, Cash “Wack 100″ Jones and Alan Grunblatt.

Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson exec produced for A&E.

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