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Review: Straight Outta Compton


It’s set to be one of the biggest films of 2015 and so far it’s the best film I have seen of the year.

Straight Outta Compton is a true success story about a real survival. I went into this film with no interest in rap or the hip hop group N.W.A that features in it, but as soon as I left I had downloaded their album to my phone.

The biographical movie is set in 1988 around a groundbreaking new group who all originate from Compton, California and all have had their fair share of issues growing up and relations with their own community of people and the police is at boiling point.

With the drug trade the only source of income for many of the young teenagers in Compton five lads get together to peruse their love of rap. Little did band members Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren know that what they had started would revolutionise and influence hip-hop forever.

N.W.A’s first studio album, “Straight Outta Compton,” stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller the band sign contracts which splits a few of the members and it’s only a matter of time before they all go their separate ways.

I can’t explain just how surprised I was by this film, regardless of whether you love rap or not it’s a true story of just how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it.

Release date: 28th August 2015