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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)


O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
Corey Hawkins
Jason Mitchell
Paul Giamatti

Directed by F. Gary Gray

Straight Outta Compton is straight out great. The movie will be more like a history reference of how gangsta rap came to be.

I have never been much of a rap/Hip-Hop fan, and by the time N.W.A was throwing in the hits I was too young to listen to them. But no music lover will say he has not heard of the great lyricist Ice Cube or one of the best producers out there Dr. Dre, so not being old enough to have experienced what N.W.A was all about, didn’t stop me from enjoying this movie.

Other than watching a combined life story of five (5) men who rather sing about what they see daily on the streets of Compton than pretend it isn’t happening, the movie delivers in the aspect of fun and entertainment. Although the group is made up of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren To be honest though the movie only focused on the lives of Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, but I guess the rest didn’t have as much impact in the music scene like the three.

The movie delivers some hard blows, as we get to see our stars in their most vulnerable and it seemed like Ice Cube had his head screwed right at all times, not wanting to be screwed by anyone and rather be alone than be anybody’s fool paid off in the end for Him.

Directed by F. Gary Gary Straight Outta Compton starts with an introduction to the man who made N.W.A happen, Eazy-E. Eazy sold drugs on the street and made enough money from it, one day he was approached by his friend Dr. Dre to invest in the music business and start a label, which Eazy did and named Ruthless Records.

After his first hit song “Boyz-n-the-Hood” which was written by Ice Cube and produced by Dr. Dre became a hit, N.W.A was formed and with that came their controversial hit song "F@#k tha Police". The group grew and toured around America selling out concerts.
Ice Cube left the group after he felt cheated by the contract agreement he was asked to sign. This had a huge impact on the group as Cube was their primary writer.

Cube went on to be a successful solo artist. Dr. Dre also left the group when he found out the contract agreement he signed was also one sided favoring Eazy. Years after Eazy discovered he too was being screwed over by his partner Jerry Heller, this information led to their breakup and Eazy working on reuniting the N.W.A before tragedy struck.

If you haven’t seen Straight Outta Compton, you should.


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