Straight out of Compton

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Straight out of Compton ★★ ½ 1999

Stereotype-riddled saga of a tough Compton local, Henry “Hen” Alabaster, and his plan to score some big time cash and start his own record company. He targets a racist politician named Drake Norelli who's made a fortune laundering mob money. The whole thing seems to want to deliver the meaningful message that “you can't escape your past,” but it's lost amidst a mess of cliches and offensive stereotypes. ?m/C DVD . Ryan Combs, Johnny DeaRenzo, Jules Dupree, Sean Epps; D: Ryan Combs; W: Ryan Combs; C: Eric Green.