Compton Quotes by Peter May, Michel’le, Ice Cube, Venus Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Arthur H and many others.
I doubt if many of my contemporaries, especially the older ones, did many exercises. I have often tried to picture (Godfrey) Evans and (Denis) Compton doing press-ups in the out field before the days play, but so far have failed miserably.
I call his [‘Straight Outta Compton’] story a Disneyland because it’s an illusion. It is how he wanted it to be remembered, so that is how he portrayed it. And he had every right to do that. As did I.
I’m not actually from Compton – I’m from South Central Los Angeles, and my father still lives in the same house I grew up in, so I’m there all the time.
If I cared deeply about what people thought of me, I probably would have never made it out of Compton, California.
I can say is if anyone gets a chance to work with [Dr.]Dre, it’s a moment you will always take with you throughout your career. And as of right now, the Compton album is the only thing to talk about.
Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
For me, surviving Compton is surviving the men, because Suge and Dre are from Compton. So in my world, in my mind, I survived their mentality.
If my mother hadn’t thrown my football boots on the fire, I might have become as famous as Denis Compton.
I went back and studied the game, was a student of the game and worked on my craft and dedicated myself, you know? A lot of my music revolves around me growing up in Compton. I want to tell a different story that’s never been told before, of a good kid in a mad city.
If I am feeling broken, I can pick up one of [Ivy Compton-Burnett] books and the next morning I can write again. It puts my mechanism back.
My son Darrel could recite ‘Straight Outta Compton’ at two years old. He loved it! You can expose your kids to anything as long as you sit there and explain it to them.
You don’t hear no artists from Compton showing vulnerability.
You know, growing up my – you know, I came from Compton, Calif., and, you know, it was a place where a lot of people did come out when a lot of people stayed. So I’ve been able to see the top and the bottom of life, and I think that balances you if you allow it to and if you remember where you came from.
Mike Compton knows more about Bill Monroe style mandolin than the Father of Bluegrass himself.
My mom’s one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton.
Anyone who picks up a Compton-Burnett finds it very hard not to put it down.
I just remember not having access to films as a young person who loved films but living in Compton.
I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Chris Evert or with Martina Navratilova, because I was just a kid with a dream and a racquet. Living in Compton, you know, this never happened before.
Drugs are so easy to get in the ghetto. They might not be easy to get in nice areas like Beverly Hills, but in Long Beach and Compton and South Central they’re easy to get.
Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the hood.
The writer I adore is Ivy Compton-Burnett.I couldn’t get more than a few pages in when I first read her. In many ways, she is very clumsy and her plots are rubbish. But we don’t read her for that. There are pages and pages of dialogue. What it requires is real effort and attention.
I’m not all dolled up. We tried to keep it as real as we could. We’re telling you something that happened. It’s a part of history. I hope this movie [ ‘Surviving Compton’] gives you a little bit of me and of my music and my heart.
It takes a lot of weapons to do good works (as Richard the Lionhearted could have told us). And this is not just a Somali problem. We have poverty and deprivation in our own country. Try standing unarmed on a street corner in Compton handing out twenty-dollar bills and see how long you last.
There’s a lot of talent in South Central L.A., in Compton and Long Beach and Watts, and the city north of Pico pretty much sits back and waits for that talent to emerge and then steps in.
The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business.
I’ve got an extra-specific story about Dr. Dre. I saw him when I was 9 years old in Compton – him and Tupac. They were shooting the second ‘California Love’ video. My pops had seen him and ran back to the house and got me, put me on his neck, and we stood there watching Dre and Pac in a Bentley.