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14th August
written by Adam

Recounting the history of N.W.A., the most influential hard core rap act dating back to the mid 80’s, Straight Outta Compton is the story of household names Easy-E (Jason Mitchell) , Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), DJ Yella(Neil Brown Jr.), and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), their rise to fame, fall from grace, and discovery of brotherhood despite adversity and disagreements. compton Directed by F. Gary Gray Straight Outta Compton recalls a collection of historical beats from the group’s past, some a little over romanticized, but none the less important signposts along the way for all parties involved; and, despite the occasional forced moments and dramatic license, a truly heart felt film still resides inside. Solid portrayals of each of the artists is appreciated, btw that really is Ice Cube’s son playing the role of Ice Cube, a chip off the old block one might say. Great insight to the stories behind the lyrics of the group adds further depth and meaning to a number of the band’s larger hits– all done without the VH1 behind the music feel, but rather, something that feels more organic and less stiff upper lip. A solid suggestion for fans of the music this weekend, Straight Outta Compton is rated R.

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