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Positive and Negative Impacts on African American Society
"I'm so tired of waiting, aren't you, for the world to become good, beautiful and kind-Langston Hughes". The movie I chose is Straight Outta Compton because it shows African American views. This movie tied in both art and propaganda as how it expresses itself. Furthermore, it uses tools throughout the movie that gives an image upon African Americans. Being that I agreed with Langston Hughes point of view, I decided to use this movie because the type of person I am. I believe there are always two sides to a story.
1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, and raw talent-stood up to the authorities. They spoke a truth that never been spoke before and exposed life in the hood. Their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
"The positive impact the group NWA had on society that stands out to me is the impact that N.W.A. had on people being able to say what they want, especially in rap", says Billboard senior editor Alex Gale. They were really purposefully pushing the boundaries, even down to the curse words. It is very hard to imagine how hip-hop and pop culture would've developed without them really kicking that door down. They expressed themselves by being honest in their music.
The negative effects NWA had on society was gang warfare and drug-slinging in late '80s Compton, Calif., N.W.A. leaders Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (Jackson) and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) were no strangers to getting stopped-and-frisked or landing behind bars — experiences they epitomized in their explosive rap "F--- Tha Police." More so than any of their other songs from Dre's new album, Compton, Police's defiant lyrics became an anthem of social change, even garnering unwanted attention from the FBI. It came to the point where the police banned the group from performing this song because the shows became wild.
Being that I agreed with Langston Hughes point of view, I decided to use this movie because the type of person I am. I believe there are always two sides to a story. The upbringing of the NWA music brought both negative and positive impact on society. NWA's music was banned for its provocative use creating gang affiliation, riots and use of drugs. However, their music help shed light on police brutality on the African American society.
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