TCMP #16 – Straight Outta Compton (w/ Austin Shockley)

Talking about a music movie with a music person. My childhood buddy Austin Shockley agrees it’s an unexpectedly good movie. Rap biopic’s don’t have a great record and we do have a suggestion or two for this one, but this one certainly overcame those long odds. It did so in part because it used the NWA story to say some larger things, and we talk those over. What they didn’t include in the story also says something, and we give that full treatment as well. This movie also did fall into one of the problems most movies show these days, and I used this as a fine opportunity to rail against that.
It was cool talking about this with Austin. We have known each other for a long time but run in different spheres currently. He’s coming from a different perspective with a different set of information, and that’s always cool.