Straight Outta Compton

by SETH BICKHART

Staff Writer

The new hit movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ focuses on the revolutionizing gangsta rap group N.W.A , showing the development of their careers and them growing as artists. Universal and Legendary productions came together to make this happen, produced by F. Gary Grey ,starring O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr.Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller. The two and a half hour film was projected to make from 30 to 40 million its opening week, but made an astonishing 60.2 million, making it the fifth highest August opener ever. Taking place in Compton,CA in 1988,the movie revolves around the 5 artists of N.W.A: Dr.Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, showing their world through their eyes on our screen such as :police brutality, the streets of Compton, and how all their careers took different paths. The movie came out on August 14th and has grossed over 117 million dollars, with only a budget of 30 million. I highly recommend going down to the nearest theater near you and watching this marvelous film of rap culture that is part of our American history.

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