November 20, 2015: Don’t Lose Your Zen

Friday’s Festivities:

I couldn’t get a handle on it.

Plants in the breezeway, an endometriosis booth, turning t-shirt into knapsacks–


The Second Floor Screen:

Straight Outta Compton was a well-made, if straightforward and by-the-numbers, biopic depicting the rise and fall of West Coast rap group NWA.  Well, some of them.  Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre certainly get the lion’s share of the movie’s focus.

Ice Cube’s son is eerily similar to his father in voice and appearance, and definitely nailed the style of his father’s rapping.  The recordings, in fact, were the highlight of the film, capturing the ferocious spirit and camaraderie of the concerts and studio sessions.

Also: Suge Knight was, and still is, according to the movie, one of the worst people in the rap industry.


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