F. Gary Gray’s Hip Hop film, Straight Outta Compton, is a two and a half hour historical, social commentary, and docudrama, telling the story of one of hip-hop’s greatest groups N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitudes). This film is electrifying as well as poignant.

Straight-Outta-Compton2Straight Outta Compton takes place in a southern Los Angeles neighborhood in the late 80s, where six disenfranchised youths, Eric “Eazy-E” Wright (Jason Mitchell); his friend, DJ Andre “Dr Dre” Young (Corey Hawkins); and O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson (played by Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr.). Decide to independently record their debut single, Boyz-N-The-Hood. Which with the help of Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti), eventually go on to record, Straight Outta Compton.

straight-outta-compton-pic-1-800x600This film is not subtle, Straight Outta Compton, shows the momentum of the group’s rise to when they slowly fall apart. It’s interesting for West Coast hip-hop fans but it lacks a little something especially its selective bits of history. Still it’s worth checking out if you like biopic films.