Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review

So last night I finally went to see Straight Outta Compton which I’ve been super excited to watch since it was announced. As a massive fan of Hip-Hop, finding the inside stories of artists through biopics have always interested me, I’ve seen it with B.I.G’s Notorious, TLC’s CrazySexyCool, 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and of course Eminem’s 8 Mile. Now they can either be terrible like Aaliyah’s or a true reflection on how one became to be who they are today which is respectfully portrayed in this new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

I was born in 1993 so N.W.A were around even before I was born, yet their music influenced some of my favourite rappers of today and boy am I thankful (e.g. Kendrick Lamar). It makes you realise why you fell in love with Hip-Hop in the first place, a catalyst of a raw art form that manages to translate how we feel – for example FUCK THE POLICE.

Their notable song was highlighted in the movie allowing us as viewers to understand what exactly they went through at the time and the struggles in which inspired the specific tune. A political issue that unfortunately still has not be tackled in America, even after all these years.

The film has received positive reviews and rightfully so. It demonstrates the group’s rise to rap fame revolutionizing hip-hop culture and music having come from one of the most dangerous cities in the West Coast – Compton, California. First up, let me give credit to the casting, the choice of actors were incredible. The actors playing each member of the group were exceptionally convincing that you almost felt it was actually the real people taking you back into history (does help that Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr portrayed him – they look exactly alike!).

It’s one of those films that will go down as a ‘classic’ and I say this because it exceeded expectations. Although it lacked in-depth character analysis – it’s difficult to fit everything in a couple hours I guess but it focused on N.W.A as a whole, as a collective which I think fans will appreciate more.

It allows us to witness how Dr. Dre emerged from his talent as a DJ to now becoming one of the greatest producers (and businessmen) alive. Cube’s poetry turning into legendary rap bars/verses as well as his reasoning departure from the group and the late Eazy-E’s transition from selling drugs, being a rapper and consequently diagnosed with HIV Aids. You get to also see MC Ren, DJ Yella, Suge Knight and Jerry Heller who all contributed to N.W.A’s road to success and downfall.

It’s a gangster lifestyle in the hood; so yes there’s definitely sex and violence but more importantly a lot of drama with elements of comedy and real emotion. I’d advice you to see it in the cinema, very entertaining and a nice tribute to E’s legacy.

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Tyga – Stimulated [New Video Alert]

Ok so it’s no secret that Tyga and Kylie Jenner are together/dating, everyone has speculated this for the longest time and I’m not sure if it was ever publically officially announced but that doesn’t really matter anymore, because it’s definitely confirmed in his latest video Stimulated.

I’m sure people still find it pretty creepy or perverted but to be honest Kylie is 18 and Tyga is 25 (trust me, he still a kid though – I’ve seen a couple eps of Kingin’ With Tyga). The 7 year age gap may be concerning because of how young they are BUT if you think about it there’s a lot more couples with a larger age gap – look at Jay-Z & Beyoncé (12 years) and P-Diddy & Cassie (16 years). It’s a bit awkward that he has a toddler son (who is cute af) but seriously give them a damn break, I reckon it’s one of those ‘phase’ relationships.  Anyways, here’s the song – it’s a chill vibe, nice beat.

#RIPAaliyah

It’s been exactly 14 years since the beautiful and talented Aaliyah tragically passed away. In dedication of her today, here are two of my favorite songs. She really did shape the 90’s R&B era. We miss you babygirl.

It’s also rumored that Timberland will be releasing a new album featuring the late artist. Exciting stuff.

Rita Ora ft. Chris Brown – Body On Me [New Video Alert]

So finally the video has dropped for Rita Ora featuring Chris Brown new joint – Body On Me.

Like forreal, it is sexy af. I have a massive crush on Breezy so I was a little annoyed with how close they were getting in this video but na no shade, I actually really like how hot and steamy it is. Under 24 hours of release and has already been viewed almost 2 million times. I wasn’t too fond of the song.. until I watched the video.

Check it out below.

Power – Season 2 Finale

OMG. That’s the only thing I can say right about now. I just finished watching the episode and I’m finding it difficult to think of words suitable to describe it. That was intense yo, much better than Season 1 in my opinion. I don’t want to be a spoiler but it was literally everything that needed to be addressed and more.

Now, I was pretty mad at last week’s episode with Kanan shooting Shawn, how you gon’ do your son like that? I need to remind myself it’s only a TV programme lol.

Does Kanan get his revenge back at Ghost?

Does Angela take down Ghost?

Does Ghost help Tommy?

All these questions will get answered but boy are there A LOT of twists.

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If you haven’t watched it already then you should probably go do that, it’s completely different to Empire so ignore all the comparisons. Similar to The Wire. Good acting and story-line with a bit of raw violence and porn lol.

To watch latest ep (Season 2 Episode 10) or the entire series click link below and be directed to an external site:

http://geektv.me/watch-online/power