Film Summary: Straight Outta Scenarios

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Straight Outta Compton. Dir. F. Gary Gray. Perf. O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and Paul Giamatti. Universal Pictures, 2015. DVD. The film Straight Outta Compton, is about the rise of a new group that revolutionize the hip-hop genre. The group was N.W.A and stirred much controversy in the late 1980s with the release of their first album “Straight Outta Compton”. The movie focuses on that album in their particular, with the band members navigating their way through the industry, acquiring fame, fortune, and cementing themselves in music history, both as a group and either a solo artist. Straight Outta Compton, in particular, made me witness how 1980s rap originated and to becoming very popular to what the rap game is today. Something…show more content…
After thinking about not many rappers in the 1980s were gangsta rappers, rather new-school rappers such as Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J. If it wasn’t for N.W.A we might not have view rappers such as Tupac and Biggie Smalls that significant in music history as they were also some of the rappers to popularize gangsta rap in the United States. To me, N.W.A is the reason why rap took off and as of now in 2017, Hip-Hop is the most popular genre according to Business Insider. However, the downside of gangsta rap in this movie was that it stirred much controversy advocating and promoting violence. The violence they amassed could also be connected to the LA Riots of 1992. The LA Riots started due to the verdict of police brutality on Rodney King. Many were furious that none of the police officers, who were white was not charged in his beating. Many African-Americans viewed this as a racial conflict, as many Whites got no charges on violence towards blacks, while Blacks were severely charged if they also had done something similar to a white man. Overall, this just caused major violence around the city of LA leading to many deaths. Another issue the movie deals with was the losing of loved ones. In the movie,

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