Articles tagged straight outta compton

J.J. Fad Left Out of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Despite a ‘Supersonic’ Success

The success of J.J. Fad’s infectious single, “Supersonic", and its Dr. Dre co-produced album that followed, played a role in establishing Ruthless as a legitimate enterprise, forging a path for the breakout success of N.W.A.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Hamilton’ Speak to Modern Protests Through Hip-hop

Rap is sometimes seen as having gone soft, handed over to people singing of a kind of wish fulfillment more than their desire to have wishes fulfilled. But the return of highly serious work in a hip-hop context changes the game.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Could Have Come Straight Outta Today’s Headlines

As a biopic, as a social commentary, as a reminder of our current cultural limits and liabilities, you couldn't ask for a better film.

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10 Aug 2015 // 1:30 PM

Watts Riots Still Mostly Off Hollywood’s Radar After 50 Years

There is almost no mention in mainstream film of the riots, nor of many of the harder-edged truths that accompanied them.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Film on N.W.A Echoes the Past and Present

Straight Outta Compton may be a period film, but it hits at issues right out of today’s headlines, particularly the treatment of minorities at the hands of law enforcement.

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18 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Seven Ways to Detox

It's 2009, and that means it has now been a full decade since Dr. Dre's last official release. Here are some suggestions for survival while you continue to await his long-gestating follow-up, Detox.

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Part 4: Heaven 17 to N.W.A. (1981-1988)

Sarcasm, irony, tongue-in-cheek, parody. Thumb your nose at 'em. Flip 'em the finger. Plug in the amp and blast 'em. That oughta kick 'em outta their apathy and get their asses shakin'! And more thoughts on motivational music.

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29 Apr 2002 // 11:00 PM

	N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton

Let’s assume, just for fun, that the Beatles are the most influential group in the history of pop music. That would make N.W

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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

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"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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