This trailer just feels incredibly powerful, especially with one of their most powerful rap songs being the climax of this trailer, 'Fuck tha Police'. Given the climate of the today's violence from law enforcement, this just is a stark nostalgic reminder of the early 90's racial/social/economic tensions in Los Angeles. Given the high production value, the cast, And the material; it might portray a better insight on what is referred to as "ignorant rap culture" at that time and even till this day. To actually give it some context instead of basing it off which at the time was misunderstood. While the music was misogynistic, violent, and crude; it was real and the product of the socio/economic African American culture in Los Angeles. Rap was and is still criticized for being this way, now being a lot formulaic than in the past. But even so, corporate America (white America) still doesn't make a peep about black appropriation in the music that has come before it be : blues, jazz, rock n roll. Might not win an Academy Award but it's nice to see rap culture respected. Super excited to see the end result, with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube working closely with the production and their seal of approval, I am sure it won't disappoint.
Straight Outta Compton - Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD) (Official) The Story of N.W.A. - In Theaters August 14th www.straightouttacompton.com In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.