The Music of Straight Outta Compton with Composer Joseph Trapanese

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile Jon Burlingame talks with Composer Joe Trapanese about his work on the film Straight Outta Compton.


In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Sound Credits

Mark Agostino Pro Tools Playback Mixer
Bobbi Banks Adr Supervisor
Willie D. Burton Production Sound Mixer
Blake Collins Foley Mixer
Jason Dotts Adr Mixer
Albert Gasser Sound Effects Editor
Luke Gibleon Foley Supervisor
John Guentner Foley Mixer
Scott Harber Production Sound Mixer: Additional Photography
Pedro Jimenez Theatrical Trailer Re Recording Mixer
Donnie Little Audio Engineer
Brandon Loulias Additional Sound Mixer
Bill Meadows Mix Technician
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer
Dan O'Connell Foley Artist
David Parker Utility Sound
Michael Piotrowski Boom Operator
Daniel Saxlid Dialogue Editor
Bartek Swiatek Sound Mixer (Second Unit)
Jon Krupp Trailer Re Recording Mixer (Uncredited)