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Video: Laurel Canyon Boulevard Plays Post-Rioting Los Angeles For 'Straight Outta Compton'

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The folks behind Straight Outta Compton, the biopic on the iconic rap group N.W.A., have been busy filming since not too long after Dr. Dre tweeted out a photo of the cast back in June. Just a couple of months later, the cast and crew were reportedly witnesses to a real-life drive-by shooting while they were filming in Compton.

It looks like they've also been filming along Laurel Canyon Boulevard recently. Esotouric, a company that gives quirky bus tours in SoCal, captured this video on Sunday of the set of Straight Outta Compton. Between Victory Boulevard and Oxnard Street, the filmmakers made some parts of the streets look like the 1992 L.A. riots had just happened there—and it's pretty startling.

The video starts off with the Esotouric drivers going on a sunny afternoon drive down the street, passing by neighborhood shops, but they later face burned down and dilapidated buildings that are spray-painted with graffiti with words like "Bloods & Crips" and "The Police" crossed out.

Straight Outta Compton is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2015.