A hip hop explosion comes STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

“What’s NWA stand for, anyway? “No Whites Allowed”, something like that?”

In the late 80s/early 90s, the band N.W.A. aka Niggaz Wit Attitudes (Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella.) became pioneers of an edgier form of hip hop known as “Gangster Rap”. The songs they wrote and performed told about how life was growing up in the city of Compton where they were from. Early songs like “F***K The Police” and “Express Yourself” kicked off a whole new kind of sound that had everyone from parents to the FBI up in arms. Their style was personal, controversial, explosive, mad as hell and graphically explicit. These young artists dressed in black took music to the edge and made an indelible mark that has lasted for over 20 years. Now, Director F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job) is bringing their story to the big screen with the exciting biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. Fans of hip hop will no doubt want to see this movie which is told the way it really happened. Starring Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Neil Brown Jr, Aldis Hodge and Paul Giamatti. The film will hit theaters August 14th.

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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