Let me start by saying that 90s Hip-Hop/Rap holds a very special place in my musical palate. In fact, in a lot of ways, I feel as if the late-80s to early-90s era might’ve been the apex of the genre. Among the noteworthy, and impactful many, one particular group helped spearhead a movement that shed light on soundtracks of West Coast hustling and gang lifestyle.
That group is N.W.A, and a biographical film recounting their career is currently underway. Officially titled “Straight Outta Compton,” from their album namesake, the movie is set to follow the group’s formation of Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and Dr. Dre.
The face of Hip-Hop/Rap would not be the same if it were not for the ruckus these artists created, so to adapt their epic story to feature film seems almost necessary (that is, if justice is done and everything is “fairly” represented). From their lyrically explicit sentiment and catchy beats, to their accusations of inciting violence toward law enforcement, Hip-Hop knowledge heads and even cultural anthropologists can’t deny their generationally transcendent influence.
The date of “Straight Outta Compton” is tentatively set to premier next August (08/15), and I can’t wait to blare “F--- Tha Police” on the way to it.
"Yea especially you"