Straight Outta Compton

Film

our fantasy oscar winners (no straight white men included)

As this year’s Oscars ignores the strong racial, sexual and gender diversity at the cinema, we decided to pick our own winners.
Colin Crummy
2.26.16
News

'straight outta compton' podcast dives deep into hip-hop culture

The first episode is an interview with early N.W.A. mentor Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams.
Hannah Ongley
2.25.16
Music

​n.w.a. to be inducted into rock and roll hall of fame

After the success of box office smash hit 'Straight Outta Compton,' the hip-hop pioneers join the Beatles, Nirvana and Public Enemy on the iconic list.
Charlotte Gush
12.18.15
Music

w.w.a. is the all female supergroup coming straight outta chicago

We caught up with the Windy City’s hardest four-piece female collective about music industry misogyny and approaching N.W.A’s legacy from a new perspective.
Emily Manning
9.1.15
Film

'​straight outta compton' stars respond to crazy-offensive women’s casting call

In a list of A - D, the D Girls are “African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone.”
Charlotte Gush
8.17.15
Music

how the screen is tackling hip hop in 2015

If Empire is Dynasty 3.0, then does that make The Get Down Dallas 2015? With a flurry of films and TV shows about to hit screens, hip hop is once again being mined for celluloid gold...
Shannon Mahanty
5.21.15
Culture

​nwa’s straight outta compton movie looks set to be a summer sizzler

The forthcoming film about the 80s LA rap group got its premiere at the Grammy’s last night, and it promises parties and politics.
Stuart Brumfitt
2.9.15