West Coast Business: Young Actors Audition for the N.W.A Straight Outta Compton Movie and Here’s a Few that we Should Watch Out For!



If you didn’t know casting has been happening for the upcoming N.W.A Movie! Many have auditioned but, who will make the cut? This film will be directed by F. Gary Gray and produced by Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez and Dr. Dre. I have a few people here that auditioned, let me introduce them to you!


Meet Marquett “Dior” Drayton who auditioned for the role as Ice Cube. Dior is from the Carolina’s, but now resides in LA. He is an entrepreneur, with his own sneaker/hat business. Dior is also a rapper/singer with his own group, Young Royalty Music Group. Want to wish him luck? Follow him on Twitter @scchild

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Meet Zach Hinton who auditioned for the  role as MC Ren. Zach is an Actor, Comedian, Host and current intern for Cumulus. He is also a radio personality on UMKC Radio. Want to wish him the best of luck? Follow him on Twitter @Ace_of_klubz .

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Meet Dawayne Jordan who auditioned  for the role as Eazy E, he is an Actor/Rapper. He is from Oakland, CA. Dawayne also is a  co-star in the up and coming indie film “The Mendoza Line” and has a supporting role in “Boiling Pot” another indie film starring Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr and Danielle “Topanga” Fishel. He has recently starred as Henry/ManGizzle on 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover hosted by Wendy Williams. Dawayne was also an actor in “Fruitvale Station.”  Next  he will be starring as Virgil Hawkins/Static in The Live Action Adaptation of Static Shock. You can wish him the best of luck by following his Twitter @jgrinch5 or Instagram @TheActorDj.

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Meet Ismael Tubens who audtioned for the role as DJ Yella.  Ismael is a rapper/emcee from Philadelphia. His most recent project is his mix-tape The Music Box Kid.  He is also a community activist and mentor. Want to see what he is up to and support what he does? Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ish_tubes

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Meet Cairo Brewer who auditioned for the role as Dr. Dre. Cairo is an actor,rapper and also the founder of Xclusiv Clothing. Follow him on Twitter @Xclusivcc to wish him luck!

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Meet Julian Keyes  who also auditioned for the role as DJ Yella and will be auditioning for the role as BG Knocc Out;He is a former football player an actor and personal trainer from Oakland, CA. Basically he’s a triple threat!  Julian also had a supporting role in “Fruitvale Station.” Wish Julian the best of luck by following him on his Instagram @keyesuncut.

Definitely keep an eye on these young men! Not only do they have the looks for the parts but, they have the credentials! Good Luck!