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Straight Outta Compton just made history

“Straight Outta Compton” has broken August Box Office records with a spectacular $60m opening weekend.

The biopic based on rap group N.W.A has been a critical success receiving praise from bloggers and fans with the potential to become a major contester during Awards seasons next year.

“Straight Outta Compton” takes us back to the rugged mean streets of Compton in L.A during the 1980s where a group of rappers form a group against impossible odds that leads to a global Hip Hop revolution.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Neil Brown Jr., the film’s cast was praised for their depiction of N.W.A’s members along with its director F. Gary Gray who brought true authenticity and a gripping drama to the screen. Matt Alvarez, Ice Cube and Will Parker produced the new film with a reported budget of $29m.

Dr. Dre was so inspired by the filmmaking that he decided to produce a new album entitled “Compton,” his first in 16 years, which features tracks with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Ice Cube. The music legend also confirmed last week that royalties from the album will go to a new performing arts facility for kids in Compton. Eminem told his fans he was “honored” to have been part of its making.