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Straight Outta Compton: Brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
‘Straight Outta Compton’ tells the true story of the cultural rebels, NWA.

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels - armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent - stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Straight Outta Compton is an American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray. The film revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip-hop group N.W.A. The film's title is borrowed from the title of N.W.A's 1988 debut studio album. The film stars O'Shea Jackson, Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge, and Neil Brown, Jr.