Straight Outta Compton – Review

Straight Outta Compton – Budget of $25 million – 2 hours 27 minutes

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Straight Outta Compton
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You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.  Truer words have not been spoken about NWA and this movie.  Five men with the dream of becoming ‘Hood Famous’ take over the world with the mentality of F*** the police, all publicity is good publicity, and a man should get paid for the product he provides.  This mentality may not have won many friends but it did earn respect and fans.  Straight Outta Compton starts in 1986 when Eazy-E narrowly escaped a drug bust with a battering ram, Dr. Dre getting kicked out (or leaving as he states) his mom’s house, and Ice Cube having to fear ganstas and police while just trying to be a teenager.   These 5 men already know each other, but with Dre’s dream and production, Eazy’s money, Cube’s lyrics, Yella’s lyrics, and Ren’s beats, they form NWA under Ruthless Records.

This movie follows

  1. The groups introduction to Jerry Heller, Suge Knight, and many others that should not be spoiled
  2. The Rodney King beating, trail,and riots.
  3. The banding, disbanding, and fights of NWA
  4. NWA’s contract disputes, groupies, freedom of speech, arrest, and bond

Fans of the group in the late 80’s will not be disappointed with this movie.  Everything you want to know was displayed for the world to see.   Nothing is sugar coated or glossed over.  You are going to leave this movie with a new respect for what each of these men went through to make it, to be taken seriously as an artist, and to earn what belongs to them.  Now, fan’s of Dre and Cube in the 90s will see how they grew into the individual artist you loved with Chronic, California Love, No Vaseline, and Friday.

You will be taking on a ride of love, tears, shock, anger, disgust, laughter, and enlightenment by following NWA’s story. Please understand 10+ years is a lot to pack into a 2.5 hour movie, so information about DJ Yella and MC Ren were not told in depth as Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube.  However, Ren and Yella’s contribution to NWA and Ruthless Records is not ignored.  This movie was a joy to watch and worth the wait.  The time the producers took to make sure it was right, paid off. You will easily for get you are watching a movie and feel as if you are watching their lives in real time. Go see this movie at anytime of the day.  The price of the ticket is worth it just to connect with the music and memories again.

I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars.

That was dope E.  Now we only got 59 more lines to punch in – Dr. Dre

Buy Raiders gear and curl activator – Ice Cube

Jerry, have you worked with anyone in this decade – Eazy E

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