Straight Outta Compton star Marlon Yates talks working with Living Legends

Our Art is a Reflection of Our Reality” -NWA

Smooth-talking heartthrob and soon to be breakout star of this summer’s most anticipated feature,STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTONMarlon Yates lends his natural talent to the biopic from original NWA members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, as platinum recording artist, “The D.O.C.”  An integral part of the history and formation of NWA, The D.O.C. got his start in another group before eventually finding his home producing and writing with Dr. Dre for NWA as well as on his solo album. Revolutionizing pop culture with their music, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON tells the story of a group of young men who changed the world while facing life in the hood. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.

A native of South Central Los Angeles, Marlon played football and basketball while being heavily recruited by top-notch colleges throughout his amateur career. Following his underlying passion for the arts, he decided to pursue his interests in acting, studying in some of NYC and LA’s top acting communities and was quickly booked for his first national campaign for K-Swiss.  Marlon has since appeared in commercials for brands such as McDonalds, Nike, Hyundai and Timberland.

When he’s not filming, Marlon enjoys playing video games and taking guitar lessons while staying fit with various forms of kickboxing and yoga. He lends his time philanthropically to his newly founded organization BCAA, where he looks to create after school programs and artistic outlets for youth in the inner city community.

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