N.W.A. Discusses The Authenticity Of “Straight Outta Compton” With Fab 5 Freddy (Video)
As the host/VJ of “Yo! MTV Raps,” Fab 5 Freddy was a major correspondent with N.W.A. at a time when the Compton, California group was fiercely counter-cultural. Twenty five years later, Freddie reunites with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren on the set of August 14 biopic Straight Outta Compton, to get some of that trademark intel.
Inter-cut with newly seen footage from the Universal-backed film, Freddy gets the living members of “Rap’s Most Dangerous Group” to reveal the film’s fearlessness, even today, in shooting authentic South Central Los Angeles locations. The reel grabs input from all four members and director F. Gary Gray, all of whom express a certain shock in imagining a biopic on the group 25 calendars ago. Authenticity, as it were, is a key reason why N.W.A. transformed Gangsta Rap to the extent of this film, and it’s a reason why the group is so adamant on presenting the raw truths behind the movement—as they see it.
Does this little special remind you why, like N.W.A., Fab 5, is great at what he does?