Ice Cube Says N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Does a 'Hell of a Job' at Depicting the Group



"We just wrapped principal photography on Straight Outta Compton," Ice Cube told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. "My son is in it, he plays me in the movie, so I'm extremely proud of that, that's cool." (Even if watching his son play himself was eerily Back to the Future–ish.)

But did 22-year-old O'Shea Jackson Junior have to audition? "Hell yeah," Cube said. "He had to win the part. I ain't giving up nothing free." Cube went on to say O'Shea was "born to play the part," which is promising, because a dad doesn't needlessly exaggerate when that dad is Ice Cube. Also encouraging: Cube says the cast, comprised largely of unknown actors, did "a hell of a job, I can't wait to bring this to the screen." The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton is produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job, Set It Off), and features Paul Giamatti as manager Jerry Heller. An August 14, 2015 release date has been set.

Cube was also game to play ball with one of Kimmel's many viral video ideas, "Ice Cube Says Nice Things Angrily." It's a sequel to the original clip, which showed up in tandem with June's 22 Jump Street. Just don't ever ask Ice Cube if he would or wouldn't like baby spinach in his breakfast smoothie.

Cube wasn't the only '90s icon in the house, either -- British alt-rockers Bush were there to perform a cut from their new album, Man on the Run, their second release since a 2010 reunion …

… and they also did an oldie, "The Chemicals Between Us," from 1999's The Science of Things:

Oh, AND Monday was Snoop Dogg's 43rd birthday, which led to a little bit between Kimmel and Snoop, one called "Plizzanet Earth" and an informational segment about bats and snakes: