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10 Facts About the Film Trending the ‘Straight Outta’ Memes

25 Aug 2015 | By Wangechi Maina

Facts About Straight Outta Compton

The 'Straight Outta' memes are still trending and not getting old; each more hilarious than the last: from Meek Mill's Straight Outta Comebacks to Blue Ivy's Straight Outta Beyonce; and 50 Cent's Straight Outta Money. You’ve laughed out loud and probably even made your own 'Straight Outta' meme but do you know how all the hype came about? Incase you don’t, I got you:

1. Straight Outta Compton is the name of the biographical drama film about the rise and fall of Compton California hip hop group Niggaz wit’ Attitude (N.W.A.)

2. Straight Outta Compton is also the name of N.W.A’s debut studio album in 1988.

3. N.W.A comprised of the late Easy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Arabian Prince. DJ Yella and MC Ren joined later and Arabian Prince eventually left.

4. The film is produced by among others, the former N.W.A members and Easy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.

5. Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson stars as his dad in Straight Outta Compton. The first time actor spent two years auditioning for the part and working with acting coaches for the role and didn’t get to star in it just because of his genes.

6. The lead actors Jackson, Corey Hawkins as Dr.Dre and Jason Mitchell as Easy-E re-recorded N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton album as an exercise to get into character as the real rappers looked on.

7. Tupac Shakur is portrayed by two actors in Straight Outta Compton. Lookalike actor Marc Rose doesn’t do his character’s onscreen rapping. Actor Darris Love recorded Tupac’s raps. Love has been in training for 8 years to play the icon in upcoming biopic Truth About Tupac.

8. Straight Outta Compton’s director F. Gary Gray is a music video director turned filmmaker. He has directed videos for Ice Cube, notably It Was a Good Day which is a literal adaptation of the lyrics; Outkast; and Queen Latifah. He directed the 90s movies Friday and Set It Off.

9. Compton is a city in southern of Los Angeles known as the rise of the gangsta rap culture  and notorius for its black and Hispanic gangs. According TMZ, a drive-by shooting during the filming of Straight Outta Compton but luckily no cast or crew got harmed although a civilian was injured.

10. Dr.Dre’s album Compton, released on August 7, 2015, was inspired by the film. His first project in 15 years debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Charts.

Straight Outta Compton was released to rave reviews on August 14, 2015. Keep checking KenyaBuzz Movies' Coming Soon for information on when, if it does, premiere in Kenya.

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