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Counterbalance No. 109: N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton'
6 Dec 2012 // 11:00 PM

This week's LP is expressin' with its full capabilities. It's not livin' in correctional facilities, though, it's the 109th most acclaimed album of all time. A West Coast masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.


J.J. Fad Left Out of 'Straight Outta Compton' Despite a 'Supersonic' Success
28 Aug 2015 // 3:05 AM

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.

'Straight Outta Compton' Film on N.W.A Echoes the Past and Present
4 Aug 2015 // 9:48 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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