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Congratulations to F. Gary Gray and his vision, the writers, producers, directors, the characters who played Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren and the late great Eazy E for their contributions and innovations to Hip Hop; and everybody involved in bringing the biography of the legendary N.W.A. to the big screen. They have all made history and will be documented as the biggest and most successful music biopic film of all time.
This is the third week "Straight Outta Compton" continues on top at the box office and makes history as the highest grossing musical biopic movie ever. According to USA Today, Straight Outta Compton broke barriers in cinematography raking in $134.1 million in less than a month and became the king of all music movies.
The film also launched its campaign called 'Straight Outta,' for all genre of producers and directors, entertainers, Hip Hop artists, creatives and the masses to rep where they are from; applying the Straight Outta Compton design to their pictures for display. The campaign tremendously marketed the film because it inspired people to create t-shirts, hats, paintings and graffiti in art and expressed their individuality towards the movie.
Straight Outta Compton featured the controversial Hip Hop group N.W.A who brought a new culture from the streets to the art of Hip Hop. N.W.A took the street lifestyle and applied it towards music to make statements about police brutality, politics, the drug wars on every block in America, the issues of fatherless children in the African-American communities, the affect the projects had on African-Americans, the will to survive and come out of them in America; the culture of Hip Hop, the lifestyle and more.
Also, N.W.A was not afraid to confront the elephant in the room, especially police brutality and their injustice and violence towards African-American men. N.W.A was controversial with their music where it made people think and raise an eyebrow about the issues of racism affecting African-American. You could bop your head to a track from N.W.A. and take a track as well, to apply it towards a learning tool about the social issues in America.
Straight Outta Compton illustrated all of that in the movie and took Hip Hop, the culture, the music and the marketing aspect of it to a new level.
Salute to one of Hip Hop's generals on their success and continued innnovations!