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.Written by
Although the film has anti-semitic and homophobic remarks, co-writer Jonathan Herman, who did the final rewrite of the screenplay, is openly gay and Jewish. See more »
While NWA is performing onstage on their tour, the stage lights located in the upright trussing onstage have LED PAR stage lights inside of the truss. LED PAR stage lighting was not used until after 2005. See more »
[Jerry Heller pauses No Vaseline, a diss track made by Ice Cube, after hearing him being mentioned as a Jew]
That's shit's kinda funny.
The motherfucker got us! Yo what we 'bout to do?
First thing we're gonna do, we're gonna sue this ignorant fuck. That's what we're gonna do. Defamation of character, libel, I don't really care of that anti-Semitic piece of fucking shit, who the fuck does he think he is? Unfucking believable! That kind of fucking bullshit! Jew bashing bullshit! You know what, I'll ...
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The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »
Just Another Day
Written by Game (as Jayceon Terrell), Stat Quo, Asia Bryant
Performed by Game (as The Game) feat. Asia Bryant (as Asia)
Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Fang Jai Viangjan"
Written & Performed by Thepporn Petchubon
Courtesy of Soundway Records Ltd/Kartel Music Ltd See more »
How real is "Straight Outta Compton" when the movie totally omits the fact that Dr. Dre beat the hell out of his full-time/part-time girlfriend/singerMichel'le?
According to Michel'le in interviews and in her Lifetime movie, Dr Dre repeatedly physically abused her on an ongoing basis.
She was a significant presence in Dr. Dre's early years and yet no mention of her at all in the movie? She does not exist because representing her would make Dre look like the horrible person he is and not the glorified hood rat this movie portrays him as.
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