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With the impeding release of Straight Outta Compton (in theaters tomorrow), there is a lot of buzz surrounding the film’s subject- both positive and negative. While many praise legendary rap group N.W.A, many also have focused on the groups history of misogyny and their harmful treatment of women. Jeff Johnson explains why they were still a crucial piece of hip-hop history regardless. Listen to the audio player to hear him discuss this and other stories in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know. 

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