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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  • #1 @Deray – Deray McKesson #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    1. Deray Mckesson @Deray Location: N/A Followers: 225K Selecting who would go first at the top of our 2015 Black Twitter 100 list in the Cultural Commentators category was a tough decision to make. Any of the individuals named up to this point is certainly worthy of the accolades, adoration and prominence they wield in […] The post #1 @Deray – Deray McKesson #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • #2. @Nettaaaaaaaa – Johnetta “Netta” Elzie #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    2. Johnetta “Netta” Elzie @Nettaaaaaaaa Location: St. Louis, Missouri Followers: 72.4K Johnetta “Netta” Elzie has been one of the most prominent young activists connected with the Black Lives Matters movement. As a leading voice of the We The Protestors group, Netta has risked her life in the name of justice and combating police brutality against Black […] The post #2. @Nettaaaaaaaa – Johnetta “Netta” Elzie #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • #3. @JesseWilliams – Jesse Williams #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    3. Jesse Williams  @jesseWilliams Location: N/A Followers: 1.9M Jesse Williams is best known to fans as the actor behind the Dr. Jackson Avery character on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. However, since the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and other related activism via social media, Williams has emerged as a passionate supporter of those causes with an […] The post #3. @JesseWilliams – Jesse Williams #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 4. @MarcLamontHill – Marc Lamont Hill #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    4. Marc Lamont Hill @MarcLamontHill Location: N/A Followers: 199K Morehouse College professor, frequent CNN guest, BET News host and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill shouldn’t need an introduction around these parts as he’s been selected for our Black Twitter 100 last year. Hill is an engaging presence on Twitter and takes on the trolls with ease […] The post 4. @MarcLamontHill – Marc Lamont Hill #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 5. @Combat_Jack – Reggie Ossé #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    5. Reggie Ossé @Combat_Jack Location: New York City Followers: 28.2 Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has owned the Hip-Hop podcast space with his The Combat Jack Show and brings along with his hosting duties a wealth of experience in the music business. But what separates Combat Jack from the rest of his peers is the fact that he’s […] The post 5. @Combat_Jack – Reggie Ossé #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 6. @Felonious_munk – Fidel Afro #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    6. Fidel Afro @Felonious_munk Location: New York City Followers: 24.7 Calling Felonious Munk a comedian and writer truly limits the scope of what he brings to the Twitter. Along with his humor, he often displays humility, bravery, openness and even anger as he challenges the world to use their brains a bit more. You might not always agree […] The post 6. @Felonious_munk – Fidel Afro #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 7. @danamo – Danyel Smith #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    7. Danyel Smith @danamo Location: Brooklyn/California Followers: 29.9K Celebrated journalist and academic Danyel Smith splits her time between the East and the West Coast, and is a 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She’s also done amazing work alongside her husband and Black Twitter 100 Music Mavens inductee, Elliott Wilson. Be sure to check […] The post 7. @danamo – Danyel Smith #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 8. @drgoddess – Dr. Goddess #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    8. Kimberly. C. Ellis, Ph.D. @drgoddess Location: N/A Followers: 20.7K Kimberly “Dr. Goddess” Ellis Twitter bio reads as such: “Political Analyst | Digital Strategist | Author | Producer | Documentary Filmmaker | American & Africana Studies Scholar | Artist” — and if that doesn’t sum it up for you, her timeline will. In a way, I can't […] The post 8. @drgoddess – Dr. Goddess #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 9. @Bomani_Jones – Bomani Jones #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by D.L. Chandler on October 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    9. Bomani Jones @bomani_jones Location: Miami Beach, Florida Followers: 267K Bomani Jones is best known as a sports journalist and broadcaster, but his Twitter feed goes far beyond balls, goals, and home runs. Jones’ offers insightful quips on issues of the day and while he works for ESPN, Jones never puts his personal opinion under the umbrella […] The post 9. @Bomani_Jones – Bomani Jones #BlackTwitter100 appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired. […]

  • 10. @jonubian – Josie Pickens #BlackTwitter100
    Posted by Trent Clark on October 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    10. Josie Pickens @jonubian Location: Houston, TX Followers: 4,576 Intelligent conversation mixed with an astute writing ability makes Jo Nubian always worth reading the 140-character footnotes. Just realized that when I lecture, I use rap hands. Do what you will with that info.😂 — Josie Pickens (@jonubian) September 1, 2015 The post 10. @jonubian – Josie Pickens #BlackTwitter100 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

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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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  • OVO Artist Roy Wood$ Releases “Jealousy” Music Video
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    OVO artist Roy Wood$ returns with JIM JOE 2015 directed video. Roy Wood$ took the internet by storm after dropping his EXIS EP via OVO SOUND this summer. Today he returns with a brand new video for one of his standout tracks, “Jealousy”. The music video is directed by legendary NYC street artist, JIM JOE […]

  • Stretch & Bobbito Film Highlights NYC Legends Who Put Lyricists On The Map
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Ever wonder where some of your favorite lyrical emcees got their huge break? Many of your favorite sucka emcees graced the mic of NYC’s Stretch and Bobbito Show. Airing Thursday nights from 1-AM – 4 AM out of a basement studio with an old operating board form the 60’s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Big L, Nas, […]

  • Raven-Symone Says More Stupid Stuff on ‘The View’
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Raven-Symone, former network TV darling and cable TV superstar, has long been considered a lost soul. Her current TV stardom comes from her post on The View, the gossipy daytime talk show that attacks the day’s hot topics with fervor and personal anecdotes, the latter of which Symone is rarely short on. Continuing her unfortunate […]

  • Listen To Sosamann and Doughboy’s New Visual For “Me And My Pyrexx”
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    It’s been an exciting year for The Sauce Factory, to say the least. The Texas based conglomerate continues their streak of quality visuals with Doughboy and Sosamann‘s “Me & My Pyrexx”. The street anthem lives on Doughboy’s “Life of A Doughboy” out now. -Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus) […]

  • French Montana Teams Up With Fetty Wap & Monty For ‘Freaky’
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Listen to the Coke Boyz’ and Remy Boyz; collaboration. This song was premiered on Hot 97 a little earlier today but here’s the official CDQ version. Fetty and fellow Remy Boy Monty are on fire right now after demonstrating great music over the Fetty Wap album. They throw the assist to French Montana for this […]

  • Jadakiss Enlists Swizz Beatz For ‘Jason’
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Here’s a little taste of the upcoming Top 5 Dead Or Alive album. Up until now we had very little information on the Top 5 Dead Or Alive album from Jadakiss but here’s a good advancement. ‘Jason’ is as dark as the title suggests and features a Swizz Beatz verse as well as his production. […]

  • Listen to Miguel’s “Simple Things” Remix, Featuring Chris Brown and Future
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Miguel‘s Wildheart album was released earlier this year, featuring very few contributions from outsiders; only Kurupt and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on the set, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. So, it’s only right that the “Coffee” singer, who has collaborated so seamlessly with rappers in the past (J. Cole, Wale, Kendrick Lamar), […]

  • Listen To Hus Kingpin’s “House Of Kingpin” Mixtape
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    releasing his exciting movie-like new mixtape from Hus Kingpin titled House Of Kingpin, hosted & narrated by Remy Danton aka Mahershala Ali from the popular Netflix series ‘House Of Cards’. Featuring SmooVth, Big Twins (Infamous Mobb), Killer Ben, TriState, Mary J Blige, Sean Rosati + more. Production includes Raw Minerals, Doc Da Mindbenda, DJ Skizz, […]

  • Emcee Nomad Carlos Makes Impact With “One Way Route”
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Nomad Carlos marches to the beat of his own drum. He makes music from the heart and shares it with the world. Nomad fuses Hip Hop, Dance Hall and Reggae into one unique blend. His music is a diary of his life. The dynamic wordsmith is on a mission to elevate, and inspire! He is […]

  • Check Out Salma Slims’ “Side Chick” Video
    Posted by The Source on October 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Salma Slims First Lady of Privateclub Records , is dropping off her new video “sidechick” prod by Cassius jay , video directed by Mike Ellwood shot in ATLANTA GA , in The Video Salma let’s you know there is a difference in between Wiffey & Sidechick , Salma is working on new project that is […]

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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