Aldis Hodge on how Straight Outta Compton broke the mold

Straight Outta Compton was one of the year’s biggest surprises at the box-office, and F. Gary Gray’s biopic about the rise of West Coast hip-hop legends N.W.A. is in the awards-season mix — nominated by the Writers, Producers, and Screen Actors guilds for top awards. The film has garnered a lot of attention for the way it broke the mold in its representation of black culture — and that was a big takeaway for Aldis Hodge, who portrayed MC Ren.

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