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.
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F Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton is the biopic about the pioneers of west coast gangsta rap, NWA. SOC follows the rise and fall of the rap group and gives an extremely accurate portrayal of the groups history. While all the actors represent the musicians with excellent portrayals, it is Jason Mitchell who plays Eazy-E and O'Shea Jackson Jr (Ice-Cube's son) who plays Ice Cube that really deliver the goods. Paul Giamatti gives a nice spin as the groups manager, Jerry Heller. Straight Outta Compton was a nice watch. The music still sounds good as well after all these years.