The Oscars are upon us and the #OscarsSoWhite movement has never been stronger. Plenty of Black movies were snubbed, including Creed and Straight Outta Compton. The latter of which spoke on race-fueled and turbulent times in America during the late 1980s and helped launch the golden era of hip-hop. And not only does N.W.A.’s music amplify police brutality issues back then and now, but the movie was just dope.
We saw young actors get a chance at their big break and crush it. Not to mention getting to witness O’Shea Jackson play his father, Ice Cube, and absolutely kill it. In the process, a new generation was exposed to the amazing rawness that was N.W.A. and the classic songs the group made. Just watching Eazy-E make “Boyz-N-The-Hood” in the studio was priceless.
With the Oscars not recognizing the cultural impact the movie had as a Best Picture nominee, The Urban Daily will by live-tweeting Straight Outta Compton.
Skip the Oscars Sunday night and enjoy Straight Outta Compton with us on Twitter during ourviewing party instead.
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