Monday, August 17, 2015
Straight out of Compton
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
The original movie was over 3 hours long..so there were some cuts, but still you get the most of this hip hop history and what a young black man had to put up with on the streets in his hometown back in 1987. O'Shea Jackson Jr. plays his father ICE CUBE. The film is raw and ever so truthful. There aren't many films like this that come along.
Posted by ellie at 12:00 AM