Community Health, Youth Voices
A self-claimed hip-hop aficionado breaks down “Straight Outta Compton,” a film about the rap group N.W.A. The writer admits the movie relies on a handful of cliches to tell the story, but couldn’t help getting swept up in the emotions of its real life characters and the generation they represented. “Much of the film’s backdrop is Los Angeles set ablaze during the Rodney King riots. The filmmakers depict N.W.A. as the megaphone for a voiceless generation of underprivileged minorities, often caught in brutal rumbles with police.” Read more on Voicewaves.