'Straight Outta Compton' Is Surprisingly Good to the Jews - Forward

Whatever its merits and shortcomings, like the music it celebrates, this is not what you would call a timid movie. And then, of course, there are the songs — still incendiary more than 20 years after they exploded onto the American consciousness and became the soundtrack for everyone from disenfranchised urban teens in South Central Los Angeles and on the West... What was I listening to in the summer of 1989. Well, yes, Bob Dylan released “Oh Mercy” that year, and I just about wore out my Bob Mould, Tracy Chapman and Pogues cassettes, but for sheer visceral impact, it was hard to beat blasting “You’d... In fact, I was introduced to the stylings of Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Eazy-E by my best friend, a white dude who at the time was serving as a public safety officer in the bad-ass suburb of Glencoe and used to play “F—k the Police” en route to... A brief conversation I had with a young woman that summer still resonates: “What music do you like to listen to. ” she asked me. “Have. Source: forward.com