Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 biopic that tells the story of one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history: N.W.A.. The story is not just about music, or even the members of the group. It also shared some valuable lessons about success and life, even for those who are not fans of N.W.A..
I’m not a fan of N.W.A., though I do enjoy a handful of their songs as a group and as individuals. I knew enough about their story to have been interested the movie. It was an awesome touch to bring in unknown actors who happen to look like the actual people involved. The film was amazing, by the way. I give it a 7/10.
We see the most important moments from the group’s heyday. Eazy-E going from drug dealer to the owner of a million-dollar plus record label. The police brutality that led to N.W.A.’s signature song. Ice Cube’s reluctance to sign the contract, and instead going solo. Dr. Dre leaving to form Death Row Records, then Aftermath Records.
Some people see Straight Outta Compton as another glorification of violence. On the other hand, anything can be educational if you look for something to learn from it. It’s all about perspective. Even negative rap music in general is given a reason behind it in the movie. I’ve compiled 4 great lessons from the film.
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