90s Baby Show explores Straight Outta Compton and salutes the 50th anniversary of hip-hop

Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop conclude with our screening of Straight Outta Compton. This passionate biopic explores the formation of the pioneering gangster rap group N.W.A. with original member Ice Cube portrayed by his son O'Shea Jackson Jr.

As mentioned, the movie returns to Cineworld to mark the fifth decade of the hip-hop genre. N.W.A. helped redefine music for black audiences as they harnessed a wider sense of discontent and anger to speak to disenfranchised communities the world over.

Straight Outta Compton dives straight into this creative yet controversial period in music history, and we asked the guys from the award-winning 90s Baby Show to go even deeper.

Check out their breakdown in the following video.


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What is the funniest scene from Straight Outta Compton? (2:27)

Amidst the angry and splenetic formation of N.W.A., there are plenty of moments where humanity and humour shine forth. The 90s Baby Show guys offer their verdicts on the film's most funniest moment.

What are the best overall scenes from Straight Outta Compton? (4:34)

There are a lot of memorable scenes in Straight Outta Compton, from the Detroit 'F**k the Police' riot to the tragic revelations surrounding Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell). But which scene chimed the most with 90s Baby Show?

What was the cultural impact of Straight Outta Compton? (7:07)

Straight Outta Compton documents a watershed moment in rap and hip-hop history, but what about the legacy of the movie itself?  The guys get stuck in.

Why should movie fans watch Straight Outta Compton at Cineworld? (8:45)

How does it feel to see N.W.A. dramatised for the first time? And why should fans of the movie and newcomers alike experience this mighty musical journey on the big screen as hip-hop celebrates its 50th year? Our hosts explain.


Click the link below to book your tickets for Straight Outta Compton. It returns to Cineworld on October 24th as part of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.