Straight Outta Compton

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  • Film Analysis: Straight Outta Compton

    in which several films nowadays are those of a biopic, a biographical film. “Straight Outta Compton” is a biopic from 2015 that talks about the career of the hip-hop artists of NWA, Niggas with Attitude- Ice Cube, Easy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. The release of the film “Straight Outta Compton” allowed many different depictions and interpretations to arise, focusing on its culture and music. “Straight Outta Compton” was a biopic that was not afraid to address many controversial and graphic issues that many would not normally speak up about. The film did not show the general genre of a biopic and defeats this expectation, in the sense that they also showed not only the good in this film, but also the bad and ugly topics that are not commonly mentioned, such as racial violence and police brutality. Just like many biopics out there, music was involved. A huge difference in this film compared to other biopics however was the content that their music contained and the stories behind it. Quite honestly, the songs in this films had very vulgar language and gave a very graphic and negative connotation half the time stead of being happy-go-lucky like most biopics. The music in the film was most of the time the actual actors performing the music most of the…

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  • Analysis Of Menace II Society And Straight Outta Compton

    Violence peppers the history of Black Los Angeles, a pervasive force of destruction found both within the community and between the black community and the Los Angeles Police Department. Menace II Society and Straight Outta Compton approach similar situations of conflict within South Central Los Angeles, examining the relationship between discrimination and violence. Directed by the Hughes Brothers and released in 1993, Menace II Society chronicles the life of fictional Caine Lawson, a son of…

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  • Film Summary: Straight Outta Scenarios

    “Straight Outta Compton” is a documentary film directed by F. Gary Gray. This film was a hit in the industry and marked the box office for more than two-hundred million tickets sold for “Straight Outta Compton.” “Straight Outta Compton” was nominated for over thirty awards for their outstanding cast and music involvement. The story is about an upcoming rap group called NWA in the late 1980’s. Their music contradicted, very controversial subjects like police brutality, violence, and gangs.…

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  • Hip Hop Social Movement

    rapping about this world where you walk out of your house and you get shot. It was just so clear what stupid little white-boy poseurs we were" (Hiatt). This showed that around the world it was a shock to the music world due to it being a different sound and different meaning. Whereas the youth that related to their life viewed their song “Is arguably the most influential song from "Compton" (Jacobs). Critics also “……

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  • Ice Rape History

    “I got something to say.” ”Rap has developed various substyles including gangsta rap focusing on the ills of inner-city life. It remains the one of the most dominate popular music styles well into the 21st century” (Starr and Waterman 574). On August 9th, 1988 an album that to this very day is still relevant. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, and MC Ren were the original members of the famous rap group N.W.A; which stands for Niggas with Attitude. They released their first album Straight…

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  • Hip Hop Masculinity

    of expression through a form of lyrical nourishment as shown in AfrikkaBambataa’s “Planet Rock” and Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” ; correspondingly, albums like NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” shifted Hip Hop to a more aggressive tone .Rappers in hip hop have created a false representation of masculinity by promoting a flawed understanding on power,strength,and virility. “Gangsta”rappers in Hip Hop create a false representation of power through music videos to show dominance over women…

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  • Fuck Tha Police History

    Patterson), DJ Yella (Antoine Carraby), and the inconsistent but valued contributions of The D.O.C. (Tracy Curry) and Arabian Prince (Kim Nazel), all under the guidance of manager Jerry Heller. Easy E, often referred to as ‘The Godfather of Gangsta Rap’, is still considered one of the most vital pioneers of rap music. He dropped out of high school to join a gang and sell drugs at a young age, but turned to music when his cousin was shot and killed. He established Ruthless Records and had…

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  • Police Gang Research Paper

    get it, but that does not mean they were smart with it. People who grow up in low income communities are more likely to get into the drug dealing business or do anything to get quick money, even if it was illegal. Education was not the best, teachers most likely did not buckle down on rules, leaving school early, and going to get into trouble. They grew up in the hood, which is another name for the ghetto, where gang banging is popular, drug dealing, and killing happen every day. South Central…

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  • Understanding The Meaning Of Art

    Art can be used as an expression, positive or negative. Art can entice in many ways, for its concealed hidden message for the viewer to analyzed and understand the meaning than the art itself. Art is expressed in many alternatives as well, not just historic paintings from Picasso, Warhol. As well from the like of musicians, a certain creation something more presented than just a well-developed tune, the written word from gangster rap group N.W.A, well known for their role as street reporters…

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  • Mary Louise Pratt Summary

    Although, it was in a positive manner, the same can occur, but in a negative effect. The problem with the music business is that it is unpredictable. If a genre of music came along with the same amount of support as Hip-hop and promoted violence, the effects can be lethal. For example, NWA’s protest song “F*** tha Police” from the album Straight Outta Compton expressed violence and hate toward the police officers and indicated that they were rapist. There still has been resistance to violence to…

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