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Straight Outta Compton

J.J. Fad Is Upset They Were Straight Missing From N.W.A Biopic | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices

After topping the box office for yet another week, the highest grossing music biopic of all time may be straight outta facts....

Straight Outta Compton Is Highest-Grossing Musical Biopic Ever

USA Today | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

Straight Outta Compton continued to rule the box office for the third weekend in a row, holding off a spirited charge by the faith-based film War Roo...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

Dr. Dre's Ex Michel'le Wants A Personal Apology For Abuse

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée Michel'le says she isn't impressed by his apology for his past history of abuse.   In an Aug. 21 statement to t...

The Birth of N.W.A. and the Creation of a Summer Blockbuster

Antonio Moore | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

For N.W.A. as a group if, Eazy was its heart, Heller its business brain, Cube its lyrical mouth, undeniably, Dr. Dre was the group's musical soul. Dre's ear created a sound that had rhythm and bounce, enabling him to hear the cries of the ghetto, and relay it to the world with thump.

About That Divisive 'Bye, Felicia' Scene In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

The inescapable "Bye, Felicia" meme was born from Ice Cube's "Friday" back in 1995, creating the perfect dismissal hashtag years before...

Mashup Culture Has Officially Jumped the Shark

Matthew Terrell | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Matthew Terrell

Mashup culture has jumped the shark. Straight Outta Gotham shows how much this artform has entered into the mainstream, and how it will increasingly lose its soul.

This Feminist on Straight Outta Compton

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.

Zaki's Review: Straight Outta Compton

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Of the core trio of actors, all three deliver. While's O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s relative newness to acting is evident at times, he has an undeniable screen presence that, coupled with his uncanny resemblance to his pop, manages to do a lot of the lifting.

Random Thoughts on ‪#‎StraightOuttaCompton

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Powell

A good film could have been a great film if the men involved, including Ice Cube and Dre as executive producers, would have had the vision and courage to not only tell their story, but to tell it with bold and fearless transparency, even where it would have been an indictment of themselves

The MovieFilm Podcast: The Fascinating Failure of Fantastic Four

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's a packed show this week, as we're honored to be joined by the esteemed Sean Gerber of Modern Myth Media to guide us through all the big Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel announcements unveiled at last weekend's D23 convention.

How 'Straight Outta Compton' Became A Summer Blockbuster

Rolling Stone | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.  Grossing an estimated $60 million this weekend, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta C...

There's A Mistake In 'Straight Outta Compton' You Probably Didn't Notice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

It won the box office last weekend, but N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" struck out in baseball cap authenticity. A scene features Eazy-E (played...

This Is What 'Straight Outta Compton' Opening Night Was Like Near Compton

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

“Straight Outta Compton” debuted at No. 1 in theaters this weekend earning $56.1 million and received high praise perhaps n...

'Straight Outta Compton' Leaves Out Me And The Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up

Gawker | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment

On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally...

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise ...

10 Things I Learned from "Straight Outta Compton"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:

What We Forget When We Talk About Hip-Hop's Women Problem

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Consider this: there is a glaring double standard in the way that we talk about hip-hop music and misogyny.  There's been a resurgence of both in...

'Straight Outta Compton' Hits Top Of The Box Office On Opening Weekend

AP | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

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Straight Outta Ferguson

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Straight Outta Compton is an amazing film. It's a remarkable, honest, musically riveting story about a handful of young black musicians who created a new form.

Ice Cube Justifies Misogyny In N.W.A. Lyrics By Telling Women Not To Defend 'Despicable Females'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ice Cube addressed the misogyny in N.W.A.’s lyrics. As one of the magazine's cover stars, the rapper opened...

Can 'Straight Outta Compton' and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Truly Co-exist?

Touré Roberts | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices
Touré Roberts

With the recent crisis in our nation surrounding police impropriety, violence and even murder, is our nation ready for the re-popularization of the music that gave us the "F-ck The Police!" chant?

How N.W.A. Biopic Intertwines With Suge Knight's Court Cases

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marion "Suge" Knight isn't a major character in the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," but his presence looms large over the ...

Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.13.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

#ByeFelicia Gets An Uncomfortable New Origin Story

NY Mag | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

We have Ice Cube’s 1995 classic, Friday, to thank for the very useful phrase “Bye, Felicia”: In the movie, his character gets ...