N.W.A is Reborn

Jacob Jimenez, Entertainment Editor

The anticipated movie that people were waiting for this summer, “Straight Outta Compton,” came out August 14. The movie is based off the famous rap group called N.W.A., short for Niggaz Wit’ Attitude. N.W.A. was known for changing the rap music scene and pop culture. Their music was brutally honest about life in Compton. I would give the movie an 8 out of 10 because it was an overall good movie.
At the beginning of the movie, the director introduces each member of N.W.A and how they met each other. During the movie, Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) introduces Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) with the idea to create a group with Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) and write a song to sell. At the end of the night, Eazy-E decides to help Dre out and give him some studio time to record a song called “Boyz n The Hood.”

After they produce the song, it becomes a hit and becomes the biggest song coming out of Compton. Eazy-E gets recognized by a guy named Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti) and Heller tries to convince Eazy- E to be a manager of their group. The movie shows the fame they acquire and how the police didn’t like this one song named “Fuck tha police” because it was giving them a bad name. The police were arresting and beating up people for no reason.

“Straight Outta Compton” showed the 1992 L.A. riots and how the group influenced a part of it by showing the community that they had a voice and could speak out loud.

The movie was a really good biography on N.W.A and showed how the group influenced many rappers today.