The ‘Straight Outta Compton’ tribute in Grand Theft Auto has the right attitude

This jam never gets old.

Feb 29, 2020, 9:34 pm*

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Dennis Scimeca 

Dennis Scimeca

A N.W.A. tribute created in Grand Theft Auto V is badass.

YouTuber AnimalRobot has shown yet again how the Rockstar Editor in GTA V is such a versatile tool for creating machinima, including music videos. His tribute to the original N.W.A. music video comes hot on the heels of a huge opening weekend for docudrama Straight Outta Compton. The box office take was $56.1M, as reported by Variety.

AnimalRobot’s Straight Outta Compton GTAV Redux tribute is nothing close to a shot-by-shot remake of the original video, but it does have all the right attitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUnnf9KgbjM

The original video, directed by Rupert Wainwright, premiered on MTV in May 1989 and showcased the blunt, in-your-face appeal that N.W.A. used to inspire the birth of gangsta rap, and the entire West Coast hip-hop scene.

AnimalRobot specializes in mashing up hip-hop tracks with footage from television shows, to hilarious effect. He features work from The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and BustaRhymes on his YouTube channel.

H/T Uproxx | Screengrab via AnimalRobot/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 17, 2015, 2:05 pm