Fabolous, the LOX, Justine Skye & More Explain What it Means to Be Straight Outta New York [VIDEO]
Once known as the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A felt it was important to rep where they were from on their classic 1988 debut album, Straight Outta Compton. To celebrate the release of the biopic of the same name, Beats by Dre has called on New York’s finest artists to explain the importance of representing their roots.
Fabolous is a Brooklyn, N.Y., native who feels that “Brooklyn has the coolest people.” R&B songbird Justine Skye is also from BK and the borough represents “the real,” according to her. Yonkers natives The LOX know that “you have to be hard, discipline, determined and willing to make it” where they're from.
Finally, Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex reminds the world that his hometown of the Bronx represents the “elements of hip-hop -- DJing, breakdancing, MCing and graffiti.”
Whether you're a rapper or singer or pursuing a career outside of the entertainment business, these artists remind you to never forget where you come from. To celebrate the pride of repping your city, head over to the StraightOuttaSomewhere.com to create your very own "Straight Outta" meme.
If you rep New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston or somewhere else in the world, this is your time to showcase your roots. And the best part is you can share your photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #StraightOutta so everyone else can know where you represent too. Even Nas is getting in on the action.
The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton opens in theaters Friday (Aug. 14).
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