Compton’s Got Something to Say

Music is already a genre that thrives on its ability to strike at the emotions of its audience. Songs are born of emotion, letting it fill every beat, rhythm and rhyme. Films have been leveraging the power music can hold to elevate scenes for years. Music was used as an instrument to make films better even before words were spoken. Every now and then a film comes along that attempts to put music on display. Attempting to capture the raw emotion it instills in listeners. Straight Outta Compton is one of those movies and accomplishes this goal with the same attitude and power its protagonist N.W.A. performed with. It is an uncompromising and inspired piece of film making that is almost eerily timed with the actual heartbeat of today’s society. Which is extra potent if you take a moment to consider the titular album that this movie is named after was released 27 years ago.


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