Straight Outta Intersectionality: A Review of “Straight Outta Compton” From My Six Selves

Billye Sankofa Waters, University of Washington Tacoma


It is not a surprise that the film Straight Outta Compton has had great success at the box office. To many hip hop heads, this biopic about NWA, one of the most pivotal and provocative groups in hip hop history, is long overdue. However, it wouldn’t be an NWA film without controversy. In this article, Dr. Billye Sankofa Waters responds to the film from her personal and scholarly platforms.