‘Straight Outta Compton’ rife with commentary

You may never have listened to NWA or have heard of them, But the “Parental advisory content” sticker attached to their CDs and posters are nothing new.

From the recording studio to touring all over the world, this film is an amazing re-creation of the troubled times and upbringing life of the legendary west coast rappers NWA.

In the late 1980s the streets of Compton, California were filled with gangs, drugs, and violence, making it one of the most dangerous cities in the country. These five talented young men: O’shea Jackson Jr. which happens to be the son of Ice Cube and even has a physical resemblance plays an enthusiastic role. Jason Mitchell, who plays Eazy-E and Comey Hawkins, who plays Dr.Dre tell the story of how they made their way up to the top of the music industry during this troubled era.

“Straight Outta Comp- ton” has a meaningful commentary behind it. Social and political issues often plague the aspiring artists, and reflect many of the current racial issues that are still ever-present in our society.

This amazing film isn’t only provided for our entertainment but to inform us that racial profiling still exists in the United States and even around the world.

“The underlying plot of the movie was literally about cops treating black people and other minorities with less respect then white people that is a struggle minorities still deal with years later.” stated Sophomore Kyle Metzger.

Leadership and fearlessness also play a role in this film.

This excellent film shows the struggles that five young men growing in Compton had to face in order to get to the top of the music charts and had no problem doing that. Straight outta Compton doesn’t only leave viewers in shock for it’s sometimes suggestive content, but feeling inspired as well. For this one, it is definitely worth looking past the “Pa- rental Advisory Content” sticker, and looking for the bigger message.