In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.Written by
The title of the film is not only the title of NWA's first album, but the style and font of the title on the poster is the same as the "Parental Advisory" warning label seen on most albums with explicit lyrics. See more »
When Ice Cube destroys the Priority Records office, the cameraman is reflected on a few of the record awards. See more »
Yella, yo Yella
[In bed with a woman]
Your name Felicia?
You forgot my name?
[She kicks Yella out of bed]
No, wait! Valerie, your name's Valerie
He forgot her name! Damn!
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The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »
Just Amazing. Doesn't matter if you are hiphop fan or not
I try to make it quick this time. Watch this movie. It is easily one of the best I have seen in a long time and I was skeptical with all the praise it got beforehand. But it is well deserved. The three lead actors are amazing as well as the direction. Yes you see them "fight" the police but this is not a political film. This is a drama.
It is about friendship, about self-fulfillment, about creating something and about how greed destroys everything. It has been a long time that I sat in a movie theater and you could feel how much respect and love everybody in the audience has for this film. You don't need to love HipHop to enjoy this incredible movie.
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