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Straight Outta Compton

What Does The Success Of Straight Outtta Compton Mean For The Future OF Black Films?

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The hip-hop group N.W.A(Niggaz Wit Attitudes) consisting of  Eric Wright (Eazy E) O'Shea Jackson (Ice Cube), Andre Young (Dr. Dre), Lorenzo Patterson (MC Ren) and Antoine Carraby (DJ Yella), managed to merge the things they saw going on in their neighborhood into the revolutionary music they created.  Their biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON chronicles their rise to fame and how they became the world’s most dangerous group. It is an exceptional entry into the biopic genre and is also one of the best films of 2015. As September 3rd 2015 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON has been #1 at the box office for three weeks in a row.

SEAN HILL REVIEWS STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

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During the late 1980’s the streets of Compton, California were some of the most dangerous in the country. The plague of crack cocaine was growing at an alarming rate as the violent gang drug business propelled its use. The LAPD specialized gang unit were leading the charge on the war on drugs that left residents of the Southern California community distrustful of authority. Rising from all this was the hip-hop group N.W.A(Niggaz Wit Attitudes) consisting of Eric Wright (Eazy E) O'Shea Jackson (Ice Cube), Andre Young (Dr. Dre), Lorenzo Patterson (MC Ren) and Antoine Carraby (DJ Yella). As a group, they manage to merge the things they saw going on in their society into the revolutionary music they created. Their biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON chronicles that rise to fame and how they became the world’s most dangerous group. It is and exceptional entry in to the biopic genre and is one of the best films of the year.

The Prince Podcast – HITNRUN Album coming to TIDAL

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On this episode of the Prince Podcast, we talk about Prince's new album being exclusive to the streaming service TIDAL. Some fans are expressing  displeasure with this. What do streaming services like TIDAL offer?

Also a bonus discussion on movie Straight Outta Compton. Michael Dean just read a book called Beatings By Dre(the original article which the book is based on can be found here) and wonders how close to reality will the movie be.

Top 5 Remaining Summer Movies of 2015

The summer movie season is well under way. Avengers Age of Ultron, Furious 7 and Jurassic World have all laid waste to the box office. But it ain't over! Here are our picks for the rest of the summer.

5. Ant-Man (July 17)

Marvel is starting to ramp up the marketing behind this movie. Early word from those who have seen it have been mixed.

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