[lastfm]Ice Cube[/lastfm] outdoes himself as the director, narrator and interview subject of the upcoming ESPN “30 for 30” documentary “Straight Outta L.A.” The film examines the love affair that Cube and many people living in Los Angeles had with the Raiders before they moved back to Oakland in 1995.
“Straight Outta L.A.” also documents the origins of gangsta rap, including Cube and [lastfm]N.W.A'[/lastfm]s rise and how the group played a part in popularizing the NFL franchise by wearing Raiders gear. [lastfm]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ice-T[/lastfm], MC Ren, Chuck D and various former Raiders players were interviewed for the movie.
Cube said of the most interesting aspect of working on the film. “Footage of us in the studio, just being able to see Eazy. Seeing him with Lil Eazy, carrying him around. The footage got sad at times…”