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Wrong White Sox Hat Sported in 'Straight Outta Compton' Film

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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Aug. 14, 2015. (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)

    “Straight Outta Compton” made headlines as a box office hit over the weekend, but it appears the film is also being highlighted for a factual error involving a Chicago sports team.

    The scene in question is reportedly set in 1986 and features Eazy-E, played by Jason Mitchell, wearing a black White Sox hat. The only problem is the hat’s logo wasn’t adopted by the team until 1991, according to the team’s website.

    While the error didn’t go unnoticed, it didn’t seem to interfere with fans' desires to see the film, which smashed opening weekend expectations and earned an astonishing $56.1 million in its debut.

    Director F. Gary Gray's film charts the formation and rise of the influential rap group N.W.A. It cost just $29 million to produce.

    N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube served as producers on the film, which has Ice Cube's real son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father. 

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