The much anticipated biopic Straight Outta Compton is opening in theaters across the country today. The movie chronicles the rise of N.W.A., which produced rap stars Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Ice Cube, sitting in a music studio with his son, recently shared with ESPN his take on various rapping sport stars — including Kobe Bryant, Deion Sanders, Damian Lillard, and Jim McMahon of “Superbowl Shuffle” infamy.
The Straight Outta Somewhere meme has been picking up steam for weeks now, with a number of high profile sports stars paying tribute to their respective hometowns.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Compton only has a population of 100,000, but has produced two of sports’ biggest stars – tennis legend Serena Williams, and two-time Super Bowl vet Richard Sherman.
STRAIGHT OUTTA AKRON
Akron’s most famous product also happens to be the world’s best basketball player.
STRAIGHT OUTTA TORONTO
The Cavs still haven’t resigned Tristan Thompson, but don’t expect him to wind up back in Toronto.
STRAIGHT OUTTA EXCUSE
Technically, Cris Cyborg is Straight Outta Curitiba, but she hijacked the meme to call out Ronda Rousey.
Ronda if you're busy in Dec, how about April? Then we can make sure everyone knows we are BOTH clean by doing Olympic testing leading up to the fight. Ronda, se você está ocupado em dezembro, e em abril? Então, podemos garantir que todos saibam nós somos ambos limpo, fazendo teste olímpico que antecederam a luta. #championVSChampion #6monthsolympictesting #criscyborg #rondarousey #LetsdoforFANS #WAR @rondarousey. Fans #repost 💯
STRAIGHT OUTTA PANAM
Who knew that Panam(e) was slang for Paris? Hometown hero Tony Parker did! The name was derived from the Panama hats that were in vogue in the French capital in the early 20th century.
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) August 11, 2015