FERRiS – Way Back

FERRiS – Way Back

FERRiS is a 22 year old artist based in Brooklyn, NY who’s been working on music the past five years with WonderLand being his first release. His biggest musical influence include Kid Cudi & N.E.R.D.  FERRiS is working with Domi Boy (Of the BLKHANDS) & will be working with MakinOut in the future. FERRiS is one of three young artists bringing a new sound to NYC.




Raw Entertainment JOYNER LUCAS



The indie artist continues to release new visuals ahead of his feature on BET’s upcoming Hip-Hop Cyphers




(October 1, 2015) – Rising star Joyner Lucas continues to show his versatile talent as one of today’s hottest rap artists on the come up, with the release of a sensual video for his new single “She Don’t Me.” The East Coast native shows a new side to his fans when he takes it to the strip club in the sexy new visual, produce and directed by Motion Family, that’s “not safe for work!”

The indie artist, who will be featured on BET’s upcoming Hip-Hop Cyphers, is fresh off of releasing his gritty visual for his recent single “Long Way” as well as the buzzed about, graphic video for “Ross Capicchioni” (based on a true story).

Follow Joyner Lucas on Twitter & Instagram: @RealJoynerLucas

 For more information contact Echoing Soundz

 LiMari Garcia — limari@echoingsoundz.net

Echo Hattix — Echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

CIV Official – Take Money 2 Make Money Official Mixtape

CIV Official – Take Money 2 Make Money Official Mixtape


CIV Official recently dropped his newest mixtape, Take Money 2 Make Money. With the production handled mostly by LA’s unknown NoScale and London’s rising star Drae Da Skimask, Official laces 12 beats with a nonchalant yet aggressive flow. Lyrically subtle but thorough, his words will sound simple, impress you and fly over your head all at the same time. This project is a smooth ride the whole way through, with even the more upbeat songs maintaining a relaxed, smoked out feel.

Video for the first single, “Personals.”

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  • 9 Things We Learned From Joe Budden On The Breakfast Club
    Posted by Trent Clark on October 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    There never will be a time where Joe Budden won’t be entertaining on The Breakfast Club. The polarizing MC who somehow also functions as an open book could circle back on the show the very next day and still make for an entertaining conversation, word to his successful podcast. Budden is back on the scene–musically–with […] The post 9 Things We Learned From Joe Budden On The Breakfast Club appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • Run The Jewels “Get It,” Gunplay “Just Won’t Do” & More | Daily Visuals 10.13.15
    Posted by Omar Mazariego on October 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    After dropping a cat featured visual for “Oh My Darling” a few weeks back – much to the dismay of dog lovers everywhere – Killer Mike and El-P a.k.a. Run The Jewels a.k.a. every Hip-Hop purist’s favorite rap duo today finally drop a clip that stars them in the flesh. “Get It” spotlights the many […] The post Run The Jewels “Get It,” Gunplay “Just Won’t Do” & More | Daily Visuals 10.13.15 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • Pharrell Remixes ATCQ’s “Bonita Applebum” | Wired Tracks 10.13.15
    Posted by Chris Thomas on October 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    The upcoming re-issue of A Tribe Called Quest’s classic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm will include a few key differences. This includes a remix of the group’s timeless track “Bonita Applebum,” produced by Pharrell Williams. Yes, it’s taboo to touch a record of “Bonita Applebum’s” magnitude, but ATCQ clearly believed Pharrell–a legend in his own right–was up […] The post Pharrell Remixes ATCQ’s “Bonita Applebum” | Wired Tracks 10.13.15 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • The Most Lit Cosplayers At New York Comic Con 2015 [Photos]
    Posted by Robert Longfellow on October 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    New York Comic Con 2015 came and went like a Batman out of hell. Held at the Jacob Javits Center, the convention was a smorgasbord of comics, video games, sci-fi and anything else a proud geek can think of to invited their senses. Check out who had Comic Con lit on the following pages. — […] The post The Most Lit Cosplayers At New York Comic Con 2015 [Photos] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • T.I. Gets Cooked On Twitter For Sexist Hillary Clinton Remark [PHOTOS]
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 13, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    One would think with all the years Tip Harris, largely and formerly known as T.I., would know the convenience of using “no comment” when asked a controversial question. After speaking his mind a little too freely regarding Hillary Clinton’s White House bid, Twitter did what they usually do and cooked the Atlanta rapper and actor. […] The post T.I. Gets Cooked On Twitter For Sexist Hillary Clinton Remark [PHOTOS] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • Periscope Users Rat Out Florida Woman Streaming Her Drunk Driving [VIDEO]
    Posted by Cecil Lennox on October 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    A spoiled, irresponsible and reckless Florida woman attempted to endanger the lives of everyone around her when she decided to document her drunk driving on Periscope. Thankfully, her growing audience decided to alert the proper authorities. Via ABC Action News: Whitney Marie Beall, 23, of Lakeland, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday […] The post Periscope Users Rat Out Florida Woman Streaming Her Drunk Driving [VIDEO] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • The 13 Most Ratchet Empire Season 2 Moments So Far
    Posted by Lee Vann on October 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Whether you watch Empire for the music or the guest appearances, you’re arguably staying for the drama. The 13 most ratchet Empire moments so far are full of sex, fights, and all of the stuff in between that keep people coming back each week. — Photo: Fox/Imagine Television Screen Capture The post The 13 Most Ratchet Empire Season 2 Moments So Far appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • DJ Esco Recalls How #WATTBA Came To Be #HipHopAwards [VIDEO]
    Posted by Trent Clark on October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Critically acclaimed be damned, Drake and Future’s What a Time to Be Alive did exactly what it was supposed to do. Capture a fleeting period in the culture’s microwave settings while taking ahold of the Billboard Charts. Future Hendrix’s DJ Esco witnessed it all go down and he recently told Hip-Hop Wired at the 2015 […] The post DJ Esco Recalls How #WATTBA Came To Be #HipHopAwards [VIDEO] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • T-Pain Likens Drake Ghostwriting To Milli Vanilli Situation #HipHopAwards [VIDEO]
    Posted by Cecil Lennox on October 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    T-Pain recently held a listening session for his anticipated–and oft-delayed–new album, Stoicville: The Phoenix in Atlanta. Everyone who sat and enjoyed the project gets a “cool story bro” from the multi-platinum artist because he says he created an entirely new album since then. As if, you would expect anything less from the studio magician. When […] The post T-Pain Likens Drake Ghostwriting To Milli Vanilli Situation #HipHopAwards [VIDEO] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • McDonald’s USA Launches Nationwide 2015 Flavor Battle Competition
    Posted by Trent Clark on October 13, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    McDonald’s is standing behind a Hip-Hop talent search where actual talent will reign supreme at the end of the day. The ubiquitous restaurant is pitting together veteran mixmasters to host and oversee the 2015 Flavor Battle Competition where the Grand Prize winner from one of the three different national regions, (East, West and Central) will […] The post McDonald’s USA Launches Nationwide 2015 Flavor Battle Competition appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

Muzooka Platform

 Raw Entertainment Muzooka






SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 10, 2015 – As Muzooka continues to create unprecedented opportunities for music executives and artists, the platform will immediately initiate a strategic partnership with Bar and Restaurant Society to identify potential live performances by Muzooka artists in their impressive roster of venues including Viper Room, House of Blues in Dallas and RocBar in Cleveland.


Through the partnership, artists will submit their music for booking consideration by Bar and Restaurant Society Events’ roster of venues that also includes Los Angeles’ Dragonfly, Molly Malones, Ebanos Crossing, Bar 20 Grafton Hotel. Other venues already booked through Muzooka’s Partner Platform include The Basement and Mercy Lounge in Nashville and The Red Line Tap in Chicago, among many others.


Recently, Nashville radio station Lightning 100 started using Muzooka’s Partner Platform as a way to discover the next big local band to play their annual Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival. Bands submitted their music to the Music City Mayhem opportunity on Muzooka’s site for a chance to perform with a top lineup in front of more than 10,000 fans.


Since its launch, the Partner Platform has been connecting artists of all genres with some of the best opportunities in music. A recent success story includes Seattle hip-hop artist MC S.A.V, who just released his second single “Guardian Angel,” produced by Jared Lee Gosselin (known for his work with Eminem, India Arie, Young Jeezy, and Macy Gray) who uses Muzooka’s partner platform to find new music.


More information on Muzooka can be found at www.muzooka.com.


About Muzooka:

Founded in 2012, Muzooka [muh-ZOO-kah] is a music platform that connects talent with music industry professionals looking to work with emerging artists. Industry members create campaigns via the Partner Platform, allowing interested artists to get their music directly to a range of venues, DJs, producers, labels, managers, and more. Unlike other sites, Muzooka doesn’t take money from aspiring artists, who only want to find their next great opportunity. In addition, listeners on the site can like their favorite tracks and move their favorite artists up the rankings, helping industry members figure out which musicians have social chops in addition to musical skills. Everyone can participate via web and the dedicated Muzooka apps for iOS and Android, available on iTunes and Google Play. For more information, visit http://www.muzooka.com/welcome.


Contact:   Tanya Taylor, Triple 7 PR on behalf of Muzooka

Tel: 615.254.9389 | Email: tanya@triple7pr.com


TRAEDONYA!  Beautiful UR

TRAEDONYA! AKA ”The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera” designed a special

lyric video for her ”indie hit” single Beautiful UR ft. Belfast poetess Irish
Soulflower for her fan base.  Towards the end of the video TRAEDONYA!
introduces her brand new logo. The song has been embraced by the
blogosphere’s independent bloggers, online magazines and independent internet
radio tastemakers. Since the songs early July 2015 release Beautful UR  has organically
grown and spread out.  For those who passed on it the first time …give the video a peek.

The song was created by soul legend Al Green in 1972. TRAEDONYA! has done
her unique interpretation. See the links below to stay in touch and learn more
about her.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (Aug. 28, 2015) — Fitness Guru Rosa Acosta, International Actress Bai Ling and Actor/Executive Producer Amin Joseph were spotted partying it up at Hollywood’s new hotspot “Project LA,” located on Hollywood Boulevard. The incredibly sexy trio stepped out to celebrate the success and upcoming launch of the indie film Call Me King, Hollywood’s newest action film guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. By the time the night was over Action flick actress Bai Ling was so turned on by Rosa Acosta, she had to sneak a kiss in and they got caught in the act!!!

Check out the sexy pics of the Hollywood stars as the night progressed and Watch the movie trailer. Order Call Me King online here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/call-me-king/id1024789284

For more information contact Echoing Soundz
LiMari Garcia — limari@echoingsoundz.net,  
Echo Hattix — Echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

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Angela Yee Host Joyner Lucas Exclusive Performance at ALIFE NYC

Angela Yee Host Joyner Lucas Exclusive Performance at ALIFE NYC

Joyner and Angela Yee


The East Coast newcomer continues to make an impact with his memorable performances and intense lyrics

 (Aug. 24​, 2015) –​​Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” On-Air personality Angela Yee recently conducted the official ​Joyner Lucas Activation​ at New York’s iconic ALife.

 The rising Hip-Hop star ​explained the concept and core of six of his released and upcoming records including “Back Words,” “Long Way” and “Ross Capicchioni,” ​to a maximum event capacity​of esteemed editors, music bloggers​, DJ’s​ and industry influencers who all voted on each specific track, focus group style.

Guests enjoyed the evening’s soundtrack curated by DJ Lyve, a customized cuisine by Hood Chef that included breakfast sandwiches served at 9 pm​, complimented by the interactive track voting. Joyner Lucas, whose music videos can currently be seen in rotation on MTV Jams and Revolt TV, gave those in attendance a solid glimpse of what’s to love about his debut album Along Came Joyner.

Keep up with what’s new with Joyner Lucas on Twitter & Instagram: @RealJoynerLucas

For more information please contact Echoing Soundz:

Echo Hattix: echohattix@echoingsoundz.net
Moses Adam Hill: moses@echoingsoundz.net

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Raw Entertainment Magazine Tmelle


ATLANTA, GA (Aug. 19, 2015) – R&B singer, songwriter and dancer and Hip Hop’s newly-minted “Bad Girl,” T’Melle, returns to the spotlight with a sultry new video for her mid-tempo single “Drop It Down.” The Philly-born, Atlanta-raised artist got her start as the protegé of TLC superstar Lisa “Left Eye Lopes,” but suffered near death injuries as a passenger in the fatal crash that took her mentor’s life.  In a recent interview, T’Melleunveiled what happened just before that crash and her unstoppable struggle to walk, run and now dance again. What the doctors said would never happen…DID.

“I’m the girl that still had hope when life took a turn. After a tragic car accident I was told I might never run or dance again. Losing “Left Eye,” the person I looked up to, who impacted the world, was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through! I’m the girl that people told to quit and that this wasn’t going to happen for me. I’m the girl who’s been told ‘No’ way more than the word yes! I believed! I still believe!” T’Melle proudly says.  “I represent Survival, Determination and Empowerment! And I say it through my music! I’m the person who motivates people like I motivated myself, to never give up! My music speaks volumes with my message and edgy R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta) content!

As a teen, T’Melle moved to Atlanta to pursue her solo career and has worked with producers the likes of Usher Raymond, Tricky Stewart, Bryan Cox, and Rodney Jenkins. Now T’Melle takes over the summer with her sexy new single, “Drop it Down,” giving her fans just a taste of what new music is to come.  “[This is] a feel good video that moves you and put’s you in a 90’s feel where people hung out at the playground to get away from their problems. It’s about different age groups getting together and uniting but also how life can change in a minute all from a bad decision and what’s going on in the world today!” the Philly native says.

Get To Know T’Melle on Instagram and Twitter: @ItsTMelle​ and stay tuned for more new music and visuals coming soon.

For more information contact Echoing Soundz:
Echo Hattix: echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

Moses Adam Hill: moses@echoingsoundz.net



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  • Listen to Danja’s Premonitions Instrumental EP
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    There’s something powerful about the church, outside of the obvious religious context, that creates some of the greatest musicians. Danja is no exception. He started working with Timbaland in 2003 and it was game over from there. They worked on hit after hit (“Put You On Game,” “Promiscuous,” and most of Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds). And […]

  • Watch BROCKHAMPTON’s “Dirt” Video
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    Directed by: Tyler Mitchell The term “rapper” doesn’t mean the same thing that it used to. Likewise, the term “boy band” has evolved as well. You can thank BROCKHAMPTON for the latter. The group that’s larger than life originally started out as Alive Since Forever (ASF) with roots stemming from the Kanye West forum around […]

  • Baltimore Rappers D. King & Tate Kobang “Light It Up” On New Single
    Posted by The Source on October 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Returning today fresh off “To The Top” featuring Malik Ferraud, Baltimore native rapper D.King rekindles the flame with Tate Kobang who also happens to be a Baltimore native. Tate, who recently signed with Lyon Cohen at 300 has been on a tear of late. The new single entitled “Light It Up” would be exactly what you’d expect […]

  • New Music: Brandon Tory – “Pain In My Dreams”
    Posted by The Source on October 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    With the emergence of Brandon Tory recently,  the anticipation for a full length project is at an all time high. As the project is on the horizon, Tory delivers the FΔDE-produced cut entitled “Pain In My Dreams.” The new music from Brandon highlights a unique approach to making music that enables him to create a fresh and distinct sound, while […]

  • Watch: Azizi Gibson’s New Video for “Slave Ship” featuring Waka Flocka Flame
    Posted by Richardine Bartee on October 13, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    If it don’t pay the rent then, it don’t pay the rent. Setting in the Los Angeles area, Azizi Gibson, a new name to many with years of experience to his advantage, and label owner Waka Flocka Flame take a ride around the city in his new video for “Slave Ship.” Newly signed to Waka […]

  • Ty Dolla $ign Drops Recently Announced ‘Airplane Mode’ Mixtape
    Posted by King Jut on October 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Ty Dolla $ign just dropped his new mixtape, Airplane Mode, which should hold fans over until the release of his debut album, Free TC. DOWNLOAD NOW!! [Mixtape] #AirplaneMode http://t.co/T01pG7DScR pic.twitter.com/gOG0OgyLpQ — Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) October 13, 2015 $ign is joined by YG and others on the project, and is joined by some heavy-hitter producers on the project, including DJ Mustard, Mike […]

  • Russell Westbrook, Mountain Dew Team To Bring Mountain Dew Special Edition Cans
    Posted by The Source on October 13, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    In time for the return of the NBA, Mtn Dew is announcing new, limited-edition versions of original Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Code Red.  Both cans were created by Naturel, an emerging name in the art and design world, and inspired by the personality of DEW athlete Russell Westbrook (both feature his signature red glasses […]

  • One on One With Cory Hardict
    Posted by The Source on October 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    When Meek Mill was talking about turning tuna into lobster, he must have had actor Cory Hardrict in mind. Did you know that with $75.00 in his pocket, Hardrict followed his dream and moved to Los Angeles to cement his career? Just like the money turned Meek Mill into a monster, so too did Hardrict […]

  • Michael Vick Goes Full Vintage in Monday Night Football Comeback
    Posted by King Jut on October 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Michael Vick  lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a come-from-behind victory against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, last night, and his clutch 4th quarter performance was enough to give you flashbacks of 2010 Michael Vick. Near-MVP Michael Vick. With the help of Le’Von Bell, the Steelers are now 3-2 on the season, thanks in large […]

  • Today In Hip Hop History: Nas Releases His Debut Single “Halftime” 23 Years Ago
    Posted by pologod on October 13, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    On this date in 1992, “Nasty” Nas dropped his first single for an otherwise unknown movie soundtrack Not even Nasir Jones himself knew the magnitude of what his career would be when the “Halftime” single dropped on October 13, 1992. Appearing on Nas‘ monumental Illmatic album as well as the under the radar silver screen […]

Raw Entertainment Magazine Dr. Dre’s Greatest Club Hits

Raw Entertainment Magazine Dr. Dre’s Greatest Club Hits


Of course the past week has been all about Straight Outta Compton, the new film about the group N.W.A.  The film made $60 million over the first weekend.  Seeing as though it cost $29 million to make, it is safe to say it will be very profitable.
In a previous post, I reviewed the music that was inspired by the film.  I will not call it a soundtrack, as only one of the songs actually appeared in the film, but after you listen to the album, you will know that it was definitely inspired by the movie.
Dr. Dre had a mythical album, Detox, that was supposed to be released at one point or another over the past ten years or so, but recently Dre said that it was never released because he did not like the music.  When you have a track record, I guess you can just shelve an album, because while it may sell well out of the gate, the negative reviews may end up tarnishing someone’s legacy.  I personally do not have a string of hits out there, so if I have a few tracks that I want to put out, I am not thinking about my legacy!  I just want to put it out!
As you know, I have been a club DJ for over 20 years, and I have played many tracks over the course of my career.  Being from California and now residing in Las Vegas, I tend to play more of the West Coast vibe, and many Dr. Dre tracks ended up in my sets because of the smooth, funky, old school inspired grooves.
For this post I thought I would list Dr. Dre’s top ten club hits.  I want to specify the word club, because these will be tracks that work in the clubs, not necessarily songs that you groove to in the car, riding down the street.  All of these tracks are either produced, performed or written by Dr. Dre.
So, here we go…..Exotic DJ’s Top Ten:  Dr. Dre’s Greatest Club Hits…..These are in no particular order.

In Da Club – 50 Cent

Nuthin’ But A G Thang – Snoop Dogg f/Dr. Dre

Family Affair – Mary J Blige

California Love – 2Pac f/Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman

No Diggity – Blackstreet f/Dr. Dre and Queen Pen

The Next Episode – Dr. Dre f/Snoop Dogg

Without Me – Eminem

Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None) – Snoop Dogg

Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg

Let Me Blow Your Mind – Gwen Stefani f/Eve

Raw Entertainment Magazine Movie Review Straight Outta Compton

Raw Entertainment Magazine Movie Review Straight Outta Compton



I have seen many biographical films about artists in the music biz, many of them were really good, while others were just ok.  The only problem with these type of films, is that they are limited to 1-1/2 to 2 hours to tell the whole story.  Often times that is not enough, so unless you know the backstory, you’ll miss out on some of the nuances of the film.
Straight Outta Compton, which opened August 14, does not escape this pitfall, but it is an excellent film that stands on its own.  This is the story of N.W.A., who rose to stardom by creating a unique sound, with in-yo-face lyrics that made people take notice.  la-et-ct-box-office-straight-outta-compton-man-from-uncle-mission-impossible-20150816
The lead roles of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E were performed by relatively unknowns; O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell respectively.  Dr. Dre said in an interview that they wanted “New talented black artists, as they did not want to get the typical black actors who are doing their thing.  It would feel funny, and possibly, a little fake.”
They hit a home run with the casting, as these young artists hit the nail on the head, especially Mitchell, who’s interpretation of Eazy-E was authentic, dynamic, and totally believable.  I felt like I was actually watching Eazy-E on the screen.
Hawkins actually resembles a young Dr. Dre, and being a Juilliard trained actor, he takes the role and makes it his own.  Jackson, Ice Cube’s son, also turns in a good debut performance as an actor.  It helps to have the DNA of the person you are playing, but this was not handed to him. It is evident that Jackson studied and worked on this role, one that made the elder Ice Cube proud.
F Gary Gray, the director, said in an interview that they had three and a half hours of footage, and they had to cut it down to a more reasonable length.  You cannot include everything, but they captured the main idea, or vibe to make this film a successful one.
I mentioned the idea of the backstory earlier, and because I was working in the music business at that time, I understood the film in ways that the average moviegoer who does not know that backstory, will not.
Here is some information that will fill in a few of the blanks.
A scene early in the film depicts Dre and DJ Yella working at Lonzo’s (Alonzo Williams) nightclub.  Lonzo was a former DJ who recruited Dre and Yella and formed the World Class Wreckin’ Cru.  In 1996, they had a huge hit with “Turn Out The Lights,” with guest vocals by Michel’le.  I think this important, because the N.W.A. record was not the first record that Dr. Dre was a part of.
Later in the film, Ice Cube left the group due to issues with Jerry Heller, and there was a short scene where he is in the studio recording his debut solo album.  It is important to know that the producers in that recording studio was the Bomb Squad.  Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, Chuck D, Eric Sadler and Gary G-Whiz.  The Bomb Squad has produced many hits over the years, but they are best known for producing the seminal group, Public Enemy.  This is key, because Cube purposely wanted a production style that was literally 3000 miles away from Southern California.  The Bomb Squad was an east coast production outfit.
As far as the music in the film is concerned, the N.W.A. tracks were featured heavily throughout, but songs by George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic were also a welcomed addition.  The George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic group are one of the most sampled in Hip Hop history, and funk like this can be heard in all of Dre’s production efforts.
Overall, Straight Outta Compton is a film that will entertain and educate, as it provides some insight on the cultural climate of the time, something that no history book will be able to communicate.  I definitely recommend it.


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