Straight Outta Compton

Remembering Things

'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century

Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
Paul Thompson
Coachella 2016

We Almost Got an NWA Reunion at Coachella, But Instead Just Had a West Coast Rap Party

Ice Cube turned being Ice Cube into a brand, and we're here for it.
Andrea Domanick
Coachella 2016

Ice Cube Reunited Almost All of N.W.A. and Brought out Snoop Dogg and Common at Coachella

From Compton to the valley.
John Hill

Coming Soon: We Spoke to Movie Trailer Directors About the Art of Teasing an Audience

Promo for a blockbuster can start 18 months before its release, so there are plenty of trailers for movie fans to sink their teeth into. But what's the secret of one that sticks?
Amelia Dimoldenberg
Vice Blog

A Very Def Oscars: Russell Simmons Talks the Two-Week Making of the All Def Movie Awards

The first annual All Def Movie Awards takes place on Feb. 24.
Brian Josephs
brief histories

A Brief History of N.W.A. Collaborations Post-N.W.A.

If rediscovering 'Straight Outta Compton' this year left you wishing for more N.W.A., there’s good news: More is out there, if you put the mixtape together yourself.
Andy Hoglund

Why Eazy-E's Death Still Can't Make Hip-Hop Talk About AIDS

Hip-hop's stigma against HIV/AIDs has come to take a back seat to the fact that many of the communities most vulnerable to contracting it simply don’t view it as a problem that affects them.
Andrea Domanick
Woah, Dude!

NWA's Ex-Manager Says the Film Was Even "More Hurtful" Than Hearing Ice Cube's Diss Track in 1991

Speaking about the $110 million lawsuit he's filed against the recent NWA biopic, he also states "I have never had a lobster brunch in my life."
Ryan Bassil

No, Eazy E Did Not Get HIV from a Tainted Acupuncture Needle

Frost's new conspiracy theory is straight outta his ass.
Mike Pearl

​Too Funky for Gangsta Rap: Meet the Producer Who Left N.W.A Weeks before 'Straight Outta Compton'

His name is Arabian Prince, and he was one of the first to merge hip-hop with dance music.
Jeremiah Alexis

Reflecting on the British Impact of NWA With Giggs, Fekky, and Ghetts

"Back then, I couldn’t believe that people were making statements like that, never mind songs."
Paul Gibbins
Woah, Dude!

We Asked Our Six Favourite Illustrators to Re-Imagine the 'Straight Outta Compton' Album Cover

From the hallucinogenic to the symbolic, via the straight up surreal.
Noisey Staff