Beginning June 9, hip-hop fans will have the opportunity to learn more about the history behind the streets of Compton. The Game will be joined by a variety of well-known celebrities, who will all spend time reflecting on the complicated neighborhood that was once home to them.
In a three-part series, viewers will get exclusives from entertainment luminaries like Kendrick Lamar, Niecy Nash, DJ Yella, comedian Paul Rodriguez and other musicians like Lil Eazy-E, Arabian Prince, DJ Speed, Tha Chill, MC Eiht, AD, Payso and Problem. The Game’s mother Lynette Baker, father G.A.Taylor and manager Cash Jones as well as Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams and former Black Panther Robert Johnson are also interviewed. Other Compton notables featured in the docuseries include Mayor Aja Brown, former mayors Omar Bradley and Eric Perrodin, former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore, members of the Compton police department gang unit, gang experts and many more.
‘Streets of Compton’ will feature exclusive music from The Game’s new companion project, also entitled Streets of Compton, which will be released on Blood Money/Fifth Amendment/Entertainment One Music on June 17, 2016. The album features The Game on each of the eleven hard-hitting tracks, and is a hip hop homage to his hometown.
The music video for The Game’s new single “Roped Off” will premiere on June 9 immediately after ‘Streets of Compton’ at 11PM ET/PT on A&E.
‘Streets of Compton’ is produced by Creature Films and Entertainment One (eOne) for A&E Network. Executive producers for Creature Films are Mark Ford, who also serves as director, and Kevin Lopez. Executive producers for eOne are Tara Long and John Morayniss. The Game, Cash “Wack 100” Jones and Alan Grunblatt also serve as executive producers. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.