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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON


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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. 2015.

5 STARS SCORE REVIEW - Eken Magazine

Nobody cares about Compton anyway – D.O.C.


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COMPTON 1986 – Cruisin down da the street in my 64′. If you didn’t know it before you sure do get to know why Eazy E got Deez Nuts in this great motion picture. With an insight to the world we only have seen and heard through their songs and the 9 o ‘clock news, director F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job) together with producers Ice Cube and Dr Dre give their story about the rappers that established N.W.A. and put gangsta rap on the international map. Get to know how these talented individuals came together and reflected the life of many Americans in the suburbs of South L.A. through their explicit music. The rise and fall of some of the biggest profiles in the industry where some are bigger than ever to this day on both sides of the law. Full of ups and downs, lows and highs, joy and tragedy – Straight Outta Compton is full of controversy, drama, nostalgia, swag, great tunes, and some awesome recreated concerts. With some great realistic performances especially by Jason Mitchells as Eazy E together with Paul Giamatti as the legendary Jerry Haller, not to forget Ice Cube’s own son O’Shea Jackson Jr. as the iconic Ice Cube himself. Also starring Corey Hawkins as beat producer Dr. Dre, Neil Brown JR as DJ Yella and Aldis Hodge as MC Ren.

This ground-breaking music group exposed and mirrored the time of the days where todays news are attracting the same headlines, high-lighting the major wrongs in society and the authorities that questioned them. Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac are all introduced while Suge Knight is portrayed through his thug life style attitude and persona. Retelling the tragic story of the Real Mutha Phuk*in G Eazy E testing positive for H.I.V., how he (and the group N.W.A.) gets hustled by his own manager, Jerry Haller the man he stood up for so much and the huge row between his own label Ruthless Records and Death Row Records. Learn why Ice Cube leaves the group after the first album and who wrote most of the classics. This group was ground breaking and changed and influenced
hip-hop, pop culture and society forever.

“The world’s most dangerous times created the world’s most dangerous group”

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. 2015.


BY PETER ALEXANDER ELDON

UNIVERSAL SONY PICTURES NORDIC HOME ENTERTAINMENT

RELEASE: FEBRUARY 2016

LINKS
StraightOuttaCompton.com
ComptonUp.org