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Category:Arts, Educational
Tags:Rap, NWA, Compton, kids pop
Submitted:baleen
Date:08/16/15
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infinite zest - 2015-08-16
I dunno, Mr Show did it better with Rap the Musical, but this was cute :D

Anybody seen Straight Outta Compton yet? I'm curious. I was in middle school and someone threw a cassette tape up on the roof outside of the classroom, so I climbed out and grabbed it and it was Eazy E. I dunno if it was a teacher who threw it up there or what but it was mine then! I knew NWA as NorthWest Airlines up to that point :)
Bootymarch - 2015-08-17
"When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation."

playing concurrently with "how white america learned to stop worrying about darkie and love the bomb squad"

Seriously fuck nwa and especially dre to hell and back. I have no interest in what seems like a glorifying biopic of them.

infinite zest - 2015-08-17
Well, to be fair, they were "sort of" making the movie for at least a decade, kinda like Dre was making a new album for 15 years..

infinite zest - 2015-08-17
And no doubt this was an opportunistic move, to strike while the iron's hot, but arguably race relations haven't changed that much between 2005 and 2015, so I don't consider it exploitative. There was just a catalyst within the past year that made NWA more relevant than in 2005, even though everybody who was racist in 2005 is just as racist in 2015.

Bootymarch - 2015-08-19
How about gender relations?

http://gawker.com/heres-whats-missing-from-straight-outta-comp ton-me-and-1724735910

beats by dre eh?

baleen - 2015-08-19
I never liked NWA. I didn't like how white middle class friends of mine either thought they were gods, and tried to emulate them, or thought the ghetto was funny, so they listened to this stuff as a joke as parties.

I also grew up in a part of town where black people were shooting and stabbing each other and there was blood on the sidewalk and people were scared to go out at night. What I didn't like was that they were telling it like it was, but at the same time embracing the culture of misogyny, violence, materialism, and homophobia. At the same time, they had plenty to be angry about. I'm sure white people complaining about this shit is one reason why it continues to be popular, and black people had never been allowed to truly express their anger before, but what good did it really do to anyone but themselves?

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2015-08-16
These are lyrics everyone can enjoy!
Prickly Pete - 2015-08-17
You know when you say "What I got you gotta get and put it in you?" How about "What I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss you".

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