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
Despite being a founding member of NWA, Arabian Prince's contribution to the group has been ignored in the movie, and his character has a brief, uncredited cameo in the film. While going on record that he personally harboured no ill will towards the producers, Arabian Prince did note that it led to numerous inquiries and interview requests as to the possible reasons for such a revisionist approach. According to Arabian Prince, "Maybe for 50% of the [movie] scenes, I was there in real life, on stage, or in the studio. A lot of N.W.A's early music production was done with my equipment." See more »
When Dr Dre drives into Los Angeles, with the downtown skyline visible. The CitiGroup building can be seen showing the current Citi logo. The scene was set in the late-'80s/early-'90s however the logo displayed was not introduced until 2002. See more »
[N.W.A have been warned not to perform Fuck tha Police. This takes place after they perform Straight Outta Compton]
Hey, hold on, hold on! Y'all know what the motherfuckin' police tried to tell us back stage?
Dr. Dre, Audience:
They tried to tell us what the fuck we can't play.
Motherfuckers tryin' to tell us what the fuck we can't say. This N.W.A.!
We do what the fuck we wanna do. We say what the fuck we wanna say! So everybody, put them middle fingers high in the sky. And to the punk-ass cop ...
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The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »
Written by Charles Wright (as Charles W. Wright)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A)
Courtesy of Priority Records/Ruthless Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Express Yourself"
Performed by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing See more »
Don't Listen to the 1 Star Reviews
Everyone one here who complains about the movie don't know what they're talking about. This movie is reality! Police brutality, growing up in the hood, the extravagant lifestyle of singers/rappers is all there. Someone complained about this being vulgar and not appropriate for kids? No duh, it's rated R. Even though it was a long movie, I didn't want it to end. You really felt what was going on in the movie. When they were angry, you were angry. When they were sad, you couldn't help but to feel that as well. Don't listen to the people complaining, and calling them "selfish". They're probably just upset at how the police were portrayed, which was the reality for N.W.A. The movie is amazing. Watch it. This movie was extremely enjoyable, and despite the length, it felt like it went by in the blink of an eye.
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