Straight Outta Compton

In 2014, Dr. Dre was ranked as the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $550 million; he is at the top of the 2015 Forbes list, with an estimated pre-tax take of $620 million in 2014. …

I first learned of Dre when confiscating N.W.A. cassette tapes from teenage boy gymnasts in the late 1980s.

I then listened to albums like Straight Outta Compton and learned to enjoy rap music. 🙂 I still feel N.W.A. is as good as any rap band all time. 

Fu©k tha Police was their most controversial song. I have much more appreciation for that sentiment from the African American community now than I did at the time.

Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film. …

Among the film’s producers are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E ’​s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright …

N.W.A goes on a national tour in 1989. The FBI demands that they stop performing “Fuck tha Police,” declaring that it encourages violence against law enforcement, but they refuse, and the police raid their Detroit concert, resulting in riots and the group being arrested. Interviewed by the press, the group maintains that they did not start the riot, that their music was a reflection of their reality and that the first amendment protected their free expression. …

Here’s the Rodney King video, in case you’ve forgotten the story. Police brutality. The police unpunished.

Click PLAY or watch the Straight Outta Compton trailer on YouTube.

 

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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