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The story of rap group N W A (Niggaz With Attitudes) is given the Hollywood imprimatur with Straight Outta Compton, tracing the origins of four black men who defied the odds and made their brand of hip-hop music a worldwide phenomenon.

Gritty origins saga of gangsta rap

Oct 9, 2015 5:50 AM

GANGSTA rap, the no-apologies sub-genre of hip-hop music that defined LA street gangs, defied authority and spawned a sub-culture adopted by disenfranchised inner-city youths in the late-1980s, goes legit and gets the Hollywood treatment in Straight Outta Compton, an origins tale about rap group

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