White critics and rap fans love ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ but they’re missing half the story – The Washington Post

Writer, Jamilah Lemieux brings hard truth about film, Straight Outta Compton’s importance as an active effort to side-step misogyny in Hip Hop and Black Society. “The idea that a group that was so absolutely harsh on black women (and spoke proudly of nihilistic violence against other black men) would be reimagined as some sort of American heroes or champions of blackness is disheartening, although very much consistent with the role rap music has played in popular culture for nearly half of it’s existence.”

White critics and rap fans love ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ but they’re missing half the story – The Washington Post

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