There’s been a lot of talk about the new biopic about rap group NWA. The film is called Straight Outta Compton. It’s been getting a lot of buzz the last few months. Being from the west coast I grew up listening to NWA as a teenager. All my friends loved the way they spoke about the gangster lifestyle in Compton,California. As a kid I wasn’t that socially aware of what NWA was really putting into my mind. It wasn’t so much the profanity. I heard people cursing at home with family and friends. It was more what image NWA was showing to the world. Their music promoted black self-hate,drug and alcohol abuse,disrespect of black women and sexual promiscuity. Yes they really were NIggaz With Attitudes. But they basically promoted a lot of negative racial stereotypes. I know there will be those who will say…what about their most famous song F*ck Tha Police? Yes that was a groundbreaking song back in 1988. It highlighted how the racist police brutalize and kill black people. I give them some props for bringing that to light. As we all know the cops are still killing black people and not much as changed in that regard. But even with that in mind,they still promoted the image of the black thug to the world. They got rich in the process and became household names. But I can’t let them totally off the hook. As I got older I started listening to other rappers from the east coast. I liked a lot of the more pro-black,Afrocentric rappers. Rappers like Public Enemy,Brand Nubian,X Clan,KRS ONE,Jungle Brothers,Poor Righteous Teachers,A Tribe Called Quest,Black Sheep,De La Soul and Queen Latifah. Some of you may not be that familiar with these groups. I suggest you look them up. I became drawn to these more socially conscious rappers who spoke about black pride and loving your African heritage. And I loved when Public Enemy released Fight The Power. It’s still a very powerful song to this day. So where is the Public Enemy film?? I don’t think the powers that be will ever make one. The racist whites/Jews that run Hollywood don’t want to promote a film about a group that is trying to WAKE UP black people. A group that doesn’t glorify anti-blackness,gangster attitudes and calling ourselves niggas. That is the real reason this NWA film is being made. It’s to keep instilling self-hatred into black minds. That’s what Hollywood does best.
The group consisted of Dr. Dre,Ice Cube,Eazy E,DJ Yella and MC Ren. I’m sure the men and their families are glad their story is being told. But I suspect it will be seriously watered down so that middle America(white) can enjoy it. It will be very sanitized in my opinion. Ice Cube was one of the primary writers of the group. I always thought he was the most talented behind the mic. While Dre was the master producer. I miss the old Ice Cube though. When he left the group and went solo he had come groundbreaking albums. Albums like Death Certificate,Amerikkka’s Most Wanted,The Predator and Lethal Injection. But over the last ten years he’s really gotten soft. He has started doing films like Barbershop,Are We There Yet,21 Jump Street and Ride Along. A bunch of silly ass Hollywood films. He was so outspoken in the early 1990’s. His music used to get me hyped up. He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind about racism,police brutality and dissing The President if he felt like it. Now he’s a complete Hollywood sellout! I don’t think I’ll be supporting this film. I think I’ll keep my money.
I used to love this song called True to The Game. It’s funny to listen to now because it sounds like he’s almost describing himself. He’s become just another Hollywood sellout coon!
I’m glad Khalid Muhammad put his ass on blast!!!