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. Written by
Eazy-E and M.C. Ren were the only members of NWA who belonged to a street gang. They were both members of the Kelly Park Compton Crips, a Crips sect in the Kelly Park neighbourhood of Compton. They were friends long before NWA was formed and they gangbanged and sold drugs together before venturing into music. See more »
After the confrontation between Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight in the recording studio, one of Suge's crew members sits down on a chair. In the next camera shot he is seen sitting down again. See more »
Soooooooooo fake. Paints them as superheroes. Just, no.
I think that if you're going to make a movie like this then you need to show all sides, the good and the bad.
-Like Eazy and Dre's disrespectful, repugnant "black b*tches" comments (No wonder Dre seemingly never had a problem with Eminem's infamous "black b*tch" lyrics).
-Like Dre's refusal to have anything to do with his black kids. You put your white kids into private school while the black ones are stuck in the ghetto. Doesn't the fakery just gnaw at you, Dre? As a black woman, I have zero respect for you.
-Like the abuses that women faced at the hands of Dre, that he only apologized for when this hokey movie was about to come out.
Aside from Ice Cube, a family man who doesn't deny his kids or disrespect black women (at least not anymore), these are not the people you want your kids to emulate. Watching this movie was painful because even though I grew up to this music and used to have at least a modicum of appreciation for it all, as an adult I see the damage that it's done to an entire generation, and to watch these men painted as martyrs and heroes and such literally turned my stomach. It's SO FAKE. You can see through it even if you don't know anything about the real rappers. I'd advise you all to do your research on these people. Dre especially does not deserve respect or even a portion of your paycheck.
So glad I waited until it played on HBO. I would never buy this junk.
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