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Movie Monday: ‘Straight Outta Compton’


Ever wondered how successful artists like Dr. Dre (who is now worth a billion dollars) and Ice Cube (a triple threat – rapper, creator, and actor) got their start?

I remember how demanding and hot they were in my brother and sister’s era. I remember their music bumping loud and proud on people’s loud stereo systems  in their homes and their cars.

I really never knew the full story of how NWA got their start in business. Now, with this new movie, we all can get a chance to see the who, what, when, where and how.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, here’s what you can expect to see in the movie:

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Some cast members of the movie include:

  • O’Shea Jackson Jr. (as Ice Cube)
  • Corey Hawkins (as Dr. Dre)
  • Jason Mitchell (as Easy E)

This past weekend, the social media community went viral when people from all over the world (including celebrities) uploaded pictures of their “straight outta ___” images representing what neighborhood/city they are from. In my opinion, this was a great way to get people involved to help understand the nature of the movie. Our “hoods” are important to us. It’s a clear representation of who we are and what we stand for.  You, too, can upload your picture and represent. Go to!

Check out this trailer:

Get your tickets now thru Fandango!

The movie will be out this Friday, August 14th! Get them tickets, ya’ll!

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Veronica Green
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