In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton," stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller, band members Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren navigate their way through the industry, acquiring fame, fortune and a place in history.
Release date: August 14, 2015 (USA)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Music composed by: Joseph Trapanese
Production companies: Legendary Pictures, New Line Cinema
Distributor: Universal Studios
I couldn't wait to watch this movie. The minute I saw my first trailer I knew it was a movie that I HAD to see. Not many people don't know the names Ice Cube, Easy E, and Dr. Dre. Just like I'm willing to be majority of you know NWA.
So to watch the story of how the music I enjoyed for many years came alive was very exciting. Needless to say the sound track was off the chain! How could it not be? You get to listen to Snoop, Dre, Easy E, and Ice Cub discover their talents and write lyrics songs that went platinum. I would be willing to be you like at least one if not all of those artist! I know when i was younger I had all of Snoop and Dr. Dre's CDs.
The movie also shows stories that were making headlines during the late 80s. Most of us were old enough to remember seeing actual new footage.
Casting was amazing the actors look like the artist probably did when they were teens. The voices match also so if you close your eyes you can identify them when they speak as well. They were easy to identify at first site.
If you didn't guess it's not suitable for small children. There's tons of violence and enough filthy language to embarrass a few people I know. But if you grew up on the music, you're ears are very used to that type of talk. It's an attention grabbing can't look away movie with a real plot and with some tear jerking scenes.
I would give the movie a 4 out of 5 stars. I say well worth going to the movies for! It would make a great date night movie.
Check out the trailer: