This past August, Straight Outta Compton outperformed box office expectations, eventually becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. Fast forward to January 2016, the N.W.A. origin story is now an Academy Award nominee, snagging a spot on the shortlist to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Riding the wave of awards-season attention, the incredible soundtrack was released on CD and vinyl earlier this month, with the film itself hitting shelves on Blu-ray and DVD today. In conjunction with this month’s releases, The A.V. Club and Universal Home Entertainment has an opportunity for you to win a Straight Outta Compton prize package, including the following:
- A Beats Pill
- A copy of Straight Outta Compton: The Soundtrack, pressed as a double-LP vinyl set
- A Straight Outta Compton hat
- One copy of the Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
One grand prize winner will receive the prize package, with four runners-up receiving a copy of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. For your chance to win, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Straight Outta Compton.” Please be sure to include your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. U.S. entrants only. We’ll select our winners, at random, from our eligible entries on Friday, January 22. Winners will be emailed directly with further instructions for claiming their prize. The official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado, and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.