The movie “Straight Outta Compton” was a worldwide success in regards to ticket sales this week. The movie tells the life story of one of the most dynamic rap groups of all time, N.W.A.
We have seen a lot of rap biopics produced over the years, but very few were well done. In honor of some of rap's biggest names hitting the big screen, here's the list of some of the best movies based on the lives of rappers.
Title: Dirty: Platinum Edition
blurb: The controversial documentary film based on the life and legacy of one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB).
blurb: The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Title: Get Rich or Die Tryin’
blurb: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. The story of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Title: 8 Mile
blurb: A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts. Based on real life experiences of Eminem. Considered by many the best rap biopic of all time.