‘Straight Outta Compton’ Lands Historic Honor From African American Film Critics Association

New Pittsburgh Courier

Ice Cube and son O'Shea Jackson Jr. at 'Straight Outta Compton' premiere Source: Luca Teuchmann / Getty

The acclaim for the box-office smash, Straight Outta Compton just won’t quit. The N.W.A. biopic dominated the box office for the second consecutive weekend in a row, bringing in another $27 million. Not only is the film educating a new generation of hip-hop fans, it also brings to light the violent era of police brutality in the ’90s, that is eerily similar to today’s current racial climate. Thanks to the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), Straight Outta Compton will be honored for it’s contribution to hip-hop cinema.

AAFCA will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Boyz n the Hood and New Jack City next year, with a special event, the “AAFCA’s Celebration of Hip-Hop Cinema.”

Shawn Edwards, AAFCA co-founder and FOX TV critic, explains: “The influence Hip-Hop has had on Hollywood has never been fully realized or celebrated. The genius and power of the culture has…

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