LOS ANGELES, CA (CBS SF) – O’Shea Jackson Sr., better known as actor and Hip Hop artist Ice Cube will take to the GRAMMY stage along with his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. who played his father in last summer’s hit movie “Straight Outta Compton.” Father and son will be presenting at Monday’s music award show.
“We felt it was important to represent Straight Outta Compton on the show,” the show’s executive producer Ken Ehrlich told Billboard.com. “That movie and that soundtrack had a tremendous impact on our culture this past year.”READ MORE: Menlo Park Fire Chief: Time Is Short in Search for Survivors of Florida Condo Collapse
They join other presenters at the GRAMMYs: GRAMMY nominee Cam; 2-time GRAMMY winner/talk show host Stephen Colbert, 2-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Common, talk show host James Corden, “Big Bang Theory” actress Kaley Cuoco, singer/actress Selena Gomez, singer/actress Ariana Grande, actress Anna Kendrick, current 4-time GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran and 4-time GRAMMY winner Sam Smith.READ MORE: University of California Sets Rules for Affiliations With Religious Hospitals
About Straight Outta Compton:
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. – Universal PicturesMORE NEWS: Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget