Straight outta Compton is one of the upcoming films this year that will raise questions and provoke strong thoughts and feelings about the Rap industry, the hood( excuse me), the rise and fall of a music group, and perceptions of certain groups and people. This film has alot of weight on its shoulders and it will be interesting to see how it carries that weight while making sure that the message that it is trying to send is clear and concise.and with that lets begin......
1. Straight outta Compton will either alter or Reinforce perceptions of "the Hood" and urban life.
The term "the Hood " often refers to those who live in poor or run down areas or those who are thought to involved with gangs or criminality. The term has been used in many ways since its creation and continues to be used quite frequently in some areas. But what does this have to do with the movie? This movie will be focusing on individuals who came from "the hood" and want to voice their personal views about it so this will possibly ignite discussions about what it means to grow up in that kind of environment.People already have negative perceptions of people who say they grew up in "the hood" and so this film might address that in a way that alters perceptions or reinforces negative ones, hopefully the primer option.
2. Straight outta Compton will either alter or reinforce perceptions about the Rap industry
There are many views and opinions when it comes to the Rap industry. It was originally looked at as a sub-culture of the Music Genre but in many ways that has changed dramatically. Nowadays we see more Rap and hip-hop artists emerging and becoming successful musicians. Despite all of this the Rap industry still suffers close scrutiny from those who think Rap music promotes a dangerous and reckless lifestyle.Straight outta Compton has a role to play in this since the Artists being Portrayed in this film seem to have more to say about the lives they lived and the experiences they had as opposed to just rapping solely about money, drugs, cars, and etc. Ultimately this film could end up revealing more about the industry and highlighting what kinds of things the Artists and anyone involved had to go through daily.
3. Straight outta Compton will ultimately deal with the perceptions of those who come from a different walk of life.
From examining the trailer it becomes apparent that perceptions of the individual and and certain groups will factor heavily into this film. We see how the Members of the N.W.A. are treated by those who don't understand them and by those who don't like the kind of messages they send or the way they promote themselves. Straight outta Compton will serve not only as a movie but as way of bringing societal and personal issues to the fore-front and making a statement about how it feels to judged based ones past or appearance.
here is the official plot synopsis:
"In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war."
Straight outta Compton hits theaters on August 14, 2015, the film is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre,O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice-Cube,Aldis Hodge as MC Ren, Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella, Marlon Yates Jr. as the D.O.C., Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller,Corey Reynolds as DJ Lonzo Williams, Alexandra Shipp as Kimberly Woodruff,Angela Elaine Gibbs as Doris Jackson, Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg,R. Marcus Taylor as Suge Knight, Sheldon A. Smith as Warren G, and Carra Patterson as Tomica Woods.