not straight out of no where ...
Are we being robbed again?
Is there undue hype for a lesser work?
Talking about "Straight Outta Compton" ...
I want to see the film.
NWA was not my favorite group, in fact when they came along I was listening to Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions Eric B & Rakim and Stetsasonic,... so I was not at all impressed with the NWA style, beats, lyrics, flow...
Nothing about them impressed me at the time.
In hindsight I can see them as trailblazing, but I certainly never thought NWA was political.
Public Enemy and BDP were every bit as political. (Even more so really)
They were shocking.
Maybe for a lot of people - suburban white kids included (who weren't listening to Rap previously) - the shock value is what got NWA over more than anything.
I'm looking forward to seeing the film to see what I learn.
I know quite a bit. I lived through their rise to and effect on, pop culture.
Still I'm absolutely sure I'll learn a lot more about "The World's Most Dangerous Group".
But one of the things I'm most curious about is how much
the film will acknowledge (at least) 4 other albums (artists & careers)
that made "Straight Outta Compton" possible, but don't have major motion pictures made about them (YET).
After all "Straight Outta Compton" is not coming straight outta no where.
Even NWA owes credit to the foundation.
Here are 4 albums I know made the NWA debut possible.
Do you know these?
What other albums would you add to this list?