Last night, I decided to go see the movie, Straight Outta Compton since it’s based on NWA. We’re all fans NWA right? Well if you weren’t before, you will be after seeing Straight Outta Compton.
From the looks of the previews & what I thought I knew about Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & Eazy E, I knew this was going to be a very interesting movie. But I wasn’t exactly sure how interesting it was going to be. Ice Cube was definitely right when he stated in several interviews that F. Gary Gary was the only director for the job. F. Gary Gary managed to take viewers back to the era when NWA first began.
Of course the movie just came out today; therefore I WILL NOT be a spoiler. I’m not going to tell you what happened – that’s boring & less interesting. I would highly recommend that you go out & see Straight Outta Compton for several reasons. One being that you truly get to know more about each character that you really probably did not know – I know I definitely didn’t. I was even able to get to know more about two other members from NWA, MC Ren & DJ Yella.
Each character was phenomenal! And it’s quite obvious that NO ONE was just given the role that they played – more specifically Ice Cube’s son Oshea Jackson Jr. Oshea played his father exceptionally well. Not only does he look like a clone of Cube, he has his looks down packed. It was truly meant for Oshea to play that role, definitely predict that we’ll be seeing more of Oshea in one of Cube’s movies very soon. Eazy E died in 1995, but Jason Mitchell recreated him once again for the world to get to know, especially for those – like myself who haven’t actually seen much but old videos. From what I’ve seen & heard about Eazy E, Jason played the role perfectly. Corey Hawkins took us back to a Dr. Dre that many never really knew about as far as the beginning stages of the trials & tribulations to get to the point where he is today.
What you think you may know about each character is more than likely inaccurate. What you think you know, isn’t the reason why a lot of things happened especially when it comes to NWA’s music. There’s a meaning behind majority of their songs especially “F*ck The Police”, which was a way for them to express their thoughts & opinion about police brutality – and not just to random be against police because they thought it was “cool” to do so. I will tell you this much, police brutality is a major topic within Straight Outta Compton. & It really hits you & makes you think because a lot of the same issues that are displayed in the movie are still happening today which makes the movie even more interesting. The timing of the release of the movie is perfect in my opinion.
Leaving the theater really made me think differently of NWA. They’re not just “the world’s most dangerous group” that consist of tough & vicious guys with attitudes. They’re a group of men who formulated a music group & label, utilize their first amendment the best way they knew how, made mistakes, learned from their mistakes, own up to their mistakes & become very successful businessmen who still today are dominating in the music & movie industries.
With that being said be prepared to laugh, gain knowledge & shed a few tears as you know & understand what’s it like coming Straight Outta Compton!
Check out the preview for Straight Outta Compton: