Straight Out of Compton Movie Review

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Whether you are a fan of N.W.A. or not, you cannot dismiss the tremendous impact the group has had on the music industry. From hardcore reality lyrics, comedy movies, financial donations to the Republican Party, law enforcement attention, public outrage, ratings labels on CDs, Eminem, 50 cent and BEATS headphones, one cannot ignore the fact that N.W.A. made history and changed the way people look at hip hop and the culture and experiences of blacks in inner city America. Regardless of how you feel about them and their views, they truly captured the reins of the American dream and made it their own.

Straight Out of Compton, is a realistic and fascinating movie detailing the birth and journey of N.W.A. The movie begins during the initial beginnings of the group, when they are all starting to come together. Each member of the group, from Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Yella and Ren, get time shine, and you learn about their beginnings and skills that they brought to the group. Not surprisingly, the big three Eazy E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube get the majority of the screen time, and their stories are amazing and fun to watch on screen. Straight Out of Compton is not a direct to dvd movie that they decided to release in the theaters to make a quick buck. This is a well-made movie, and you can tell it was crafted with love and care. It was evident that they took great care to balance out the rationale both good and bad for the decisions made by each person. Even if you are not a fan of hip hop or N.W.A., you will still learn about the influence this group had on not only hip hop culture, but American culture as well.

Grade: A+


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