Director defends ‘Straight Outta Compton’ accuracy

“You’ve gotta know your rights and you’ve gotta know which fights to pick”, adds O’Shea Jackson Jr., who portrays his father, Ice Cube, in the movie. I’ve had the police come into our house in the projects with a mistaken identity.


Despite these drawbacks, Straight Outta Compton is still an incredible film that captures a tumultuous period of time-not very different from the lives of black and brown people today-and the birth of a movement that changed the course of hip-hop music and culture forever. “We all have to check ourselves that we even have to remind each other that each other matters”. Or that a quarter-century on, they’d be reckoned so important that Universal Studios would release a rousingly entertaining movie, Straight Outta Compton, about this bunch of anonymous young guys who rocketed to fame, perhaps infamy, then quickly splintered under the money-fueled pressures of the music business. “It’s inspiration, and it’s going to change a lot of lives”, said actor Sheldon Smith. “But the difference is everybody got cell phones, body cams”. “So you’re not not all police are bad?” asks Arsenio. It is just the ones that cross the line. I just remember being nervous about taking on the role because it’s Dr. Dre. “They are criminals too”. “But not in any negative way; it was all positivity”, Hawkins said. “They don’t care anymore”. It features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and more. “Bully tactics”. The film takes its name from their debut album, which included the controversial song “Fuck Tha Police”. The group was often singled out when Tipper Gore led a campaign to put parental labels on records.

Rapper MC Ren, who along with DJ Yella is credited as an “N.W.A. consultant” on the movie, said he had no complaints about the film’s content. “We had no idea of the reaction we would get from the record”.

“I keep looking at him and thinking he’s a young me”, he said. Then at 18, he started to really perform with me. The bands time together is chronicled in new movie Straight Outta Compton and despite helping produce the film, the final cut still made a big impression on the 50-year-old. Whether you’re a cop or a citizen, you have to try to live up to be the good model cop or the model citizen. But it has been honest. When I got back from the screening of Straight Outta Compton, I turned on the news and felt like I was still in the theater-they were showing the latest coverage from Ferguson.


“…And we doin’ this one kinda smoooth…” The first single for NWA’s second full-length – 1991’s Efil4zaggin – is notable in that it sounds much more like the classic, more mature Dre. We didn’t go out on the street and burn down buildings or loot or nothing. He peels away the layers of men who started out as boys with literally a pen and a pad and two 1600 drum machines.

Emerging actors bring Eazy-E Dr. Dre and Ice Cube to life as NWA in'Straight Outta Compton