From Humble Beginnings
By now you should know any good origin story starts at the bottom of the totem pole. You know that moment when Dr.Dre was a nobody and before Cube was Amerikkka's Most Wanted?
Wait a minute..lol For a lot of us, Andre Young has always been Dr. Dre and O'Shea Jackson has always been Ice Cube. So how could anybody have known what it was like for pioneers such as these two individuals before all the fame and success?
Enter.. Straight Outta Compton! This movie provides fans with an opportunity to go back in time to that moment when they first listened to N.W.A to get the other side of the tape.
With this movie, 80's kids are able to revisit the sounds they grew up on with adult eyes and realize the struggle from which their favorite artists of N.W.A came.
And boy, what a backstory it is! Just picture a young Dr. Dre pecking away at the boards trying to create what would soon become his phenomenal sound or Cube still rocking the curl before becoming a big time Hollywood celebrity. It's crazy.
But in Straight Outta Compton, that's what you get. The origin story. The Rhyme And Reason Of N.W.A
The Weight Of Success
One thing that remains true in any artist or group's journey is that the money tends to change the way things work.
In the beginning of a group's career, it's all about the music, all about the fun of creating, but somehow a couple of greenbacks tend to change things.
Money opens the door for enemies of success such as greed, disloyalty and corruption.
N.W.A battled with their own demons throughout the struggle, but as you can see, today, most of them made it out in the end better than ever.
When watching this exceptional biography, take note and realize that in the beginning they had no idea where the path of music would lead them.
And after watching this movie, stand back and appreciate the greatness that they have left and continue to leave in the wake of of their success.
"Straight Outta Compton"...Final Thoughts
Since viewing the film, we have an even greater appreciation for N.W.A and the influence they've left on the face of Hip Hop.. If it hadn't been for these brave artists pushing the boundaries to bring their reality rap to the masses, a lot of good music and artists wouldn't even be here today.
What started as a dream of 5 became a movement bigger than any of them could have ever imagined. A sound bigger than any stage could hold. N.W.A became the voice of the real!
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