Korey Robinson Comes Straight Outta Compton to Win the 2015 Viacom Employee Halloween Costume Contest
Congratulations to Korey Robinson (aka Ice Cube), on winning the 2015 Viacom Halloween Costume Contest. A sales account executive in Viacom’s New York office, Robinson teamed up with Damien Witter (DJ Yella), Stephen Russell (Eazy-E), Johnathan O’Mallon (Jerry Heller), and Alan Jones(Dr. Dre) to create this prop-perfect group getup of N.W.A. and their manager as depicted in the recent Straight Outta Compton movie. We caught up with Robinson, who gave us a bit of insight into the group’s choice behind the World’s Most Dangerous Halloween Costume.
Q: Describe your team and your department.
Korey Robinson: We work in Direct Response/National Ad Sales. We work hard and play hard.
Q: Do you and your team usually dress up for Halloween every year?
KR: Yes, every year. We have come up short in the past but this was our year.
Q: What inspired you to choose this Straight Outta Compton outfit?
KR: We grew up on 90s hip hop and Straight Outta Compton was the number one movie all last summer.
Q: How did you and your team prepare this costume?
KR: We had a meeting and viewed old pictures of the group and wanted to resemble them as close as possible. It worked!
Q: What was the most fun part about dressing up as Straight Outta Compton?
KR: We were in character all day and night. We were stopped all over NYC to take pictures with total strangers.
Q: Why do you think your costume was so popular with employees?
KR: This is the home of MTV – we connected with all the fans of the movie and group.