Audio: 'Drink The Kool-Aid' by Ice Cube
'Drink The Kool-Aid' - Ice Cube's latest record from the September 28th slated LP, I Am The West.
Ice Cube - 'Drink The Kool-Aid' [CDQ] download here: [Mediafire] // [Usershare]
The Ice Cube LP's first single, 'I Am The West.'
Video: Food For Thought With Ice Cube
BET's 'Food For Thought: Conversations With Ice Cube'
West coast legend Ice Cube meets with Angie Martinez, Stephen A. Smith and Harry Allen in a Harlem, NY restaurant to interview him on his career, in music, film and family - the first career as Cube puts it. One of the memorable questions led to Cube speaking on being in the ninth grade and writing his first rhyme. Great interview, a must watch for all fans of real West coast rap.
Posted on Sat, 17/07/2010 - 05:53
Download: 'I Rep That West' By Ice Cube
'I Rep That West' by Ice Cube
Ice Cube Meets Dre, Snoop & Game for Detox
In light of recent hullabaloo over Ice Cube and his "Drink the Kool-Aid" joint, the west coast legend himself gave a statement explaining the intentions behind the controversial song. As well he spoke on reuniting in the studio with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game and playing his part in the mythical Detox album.
From Ice Cube:
"What up fam,
I met Dr. Dre in the studio last night. When I got there Snoop was in the booth laying the finishing touches on another classic from the dynamic duo. He played me some tracks set for the up and coming Detox record and we talked about me jumping on board the project. Of course I talked about him doing shit on my record and he said he’d bless the album. The Game came through ready to spit but Dre just wanted every to vibe. It felt like old times when me and Dre would work on shit in Eazy’s cold ass garage.
He asked me did I diss him during the Paid Dues Show last Saturday. I did one of my new songs called “Drink The Kool-Aid” which got everybody thinking I’m dissing the whole industry…lol “You internet roaches…” I told Dre that I’d never diss the man that got me started.
No disses. Just style and grace. On another note, I rocked the fuck outta Paid Dues. I had my son Doughboy get down wit me while WC and Crazy Toones rocked France. I think people enjoyed the show. 20 years of West Coast hip-hop presented in 60mins. It was amazing. I can’t wait to put the new show together with all my new songs. I also dropped the single “I REP THAT WEST” on’em. They loved the new shit. The single and the video will premiere and be available right here on IceCube.com May 26th.
My nigga Sir Jinx laced my wit a dope ass track. I’mma do it wit Jayo Felony and WC. This record is coming together like sweaty ass cheeks…
No Q & A this time ya’ll. I’m in a hurry. I’ll answer all questions next time.
Keep It Gangsta - Cube"
Dr. Dre Hints at Kraftwerk Inspiration on Detox
Speaking of Detox, in a related interview the good Doctor hints at possible major influences he has adopted in the creative process to this massive release due out later this year. To read the interview [CLICK HERE]
Video: "I Rep That West" (Making of) By Ice Cube
The Don Mega is already making headlines as some of the biggest movers in top shelf hiphop prepare for the west coast don going in on them in his second single from the I Am The West LP, "Drink The Kool Aid." Artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem are rumoured to be in his crosshairs.
The making of Ice Cube's "I Rep That West" video - First single from the I Am The West album due July 13th. Check the making of vid after the jump.
Repping his beloved city of angels, the triple O.G. started this gangsta shit - and he can end it! I'm rollin' with the Lench Mob on this one - Rip [Ed]
Ice Cube Criticised For Not Helping Newcomers
After raising eyebrows last week with in a blog where he said he isn't obligated to help "local L.A. rappers," Ice Cube penned another entry this Thursday (March 25) where he clears the air about his statements.
Last week, the veteran rapper stated: "It ain't my job to make nobody famous."
Some took offense, including newcomer Jay Rock who felt Cube's comments were aimed at the "New West" (a group of rising Cali rappers), which he says he's proudly a part of.
Well, Cube elaborated on the statement in a new blog entry, saying he wishes the young rappers all the success, but says he can't stand when new artists diss the OGs ... namely him.
"I want to make myself clear to all my fans who think I turned my back on the young rappers out here. No," Cube wrote. "I wish every young MC nothing but success, especially the ones from the New West. BUT, I have a major problem with any mothafucka from ANY COAST dissing the Old West ... especially me. I'M SERVING YOU!"
He also explained why he hasn't helped introduce any new artists since WC and Mack 10. Cube is tired of "babysitting," he says, adding that an artist under him does blow, they are ungrateful.
"I got burnt out. Niggas couldn't take the baton and run wit it," Cube said. "I was sick of babysitting grown ass men and walking them through the industry. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein building uncontrollable monsters. How? If you DON'T make'em a star, they blame you. If you DO make'em a star, they leave you. I got sick of that ungrateful shit."
Aside from controversy, Cube has filmed the music video for his first single, "I Rep That West." However, it was unknown when it premiere.
I Am The West is slated for release July 13.
- By Ronnie Gamble
Video: Jeezy Brings Out Ice Cube on BP3 Tour
Live at the Staples Center, home to the L.A. Lakers Young Jeezy brought the roof down when he invited west coast legend, Ice Cube to spit 'Check Yo Self' to his home crowd for the BP3 Tour. Next stop, Vegas - Wes Wes y'all!
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Ice Cube to create L.A. Raiders documentary for ESPN
Ice Cube to create L.A. Raiders documentary for ESPN Movies/TV
Ice Cube x ESPN. The silver and black were an iconic fashion statement for NWA during the 80’s hey days so it’s no surprise that Ice Cube will be paying his tribute to the Los Angeles Raiders by producing a documentary about the team for ESPN. The documentary will be called “Straight Outta L.A.” which is of course a play off NWA’s biggest album “Straight Outta Compton.” The documentary will explore the origins of the Raiders from their time as an Oakland-based team, until 1982, when owner Al Davis won a court decision allowing the team to move to Los Angeles. Ice Cube had the following to say about his love of the Raiders:
“In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected president, few white kids were listening to Rap and I was an 11-year-old kid in South Central Los Angeles. I was into sports and watched as many games as I could on TV—the Lakers, USC Football, UCLA, but I hadn’t developed a connection to any particular football team. But that fall, something clicked as I watched the Oakland Raiders.”
“The music, lyrics and images that I created with N.W.A as a solo artist and as an actor helped turn the Raiders into something more than a football team. It’s been 21 years since we released Straight Outta Compton, but to this day, kids all over the world buy Raiders gear, imitate the “Gangster Rap” style and try to connect with the South Central L.A. vibe that we brought to the masses.”
No word yet on when “Straight Outta L.A.” will air. Let’s hope it helps inspire the Raiders this year as they kick off the NFL season against the Chargers Monday night on September 14th. They are gonna need all the luck they can get this year.
Ice Cube - "Raider Nation"
Ice Cube & DJ Quik Connect With Nike For TV Ads
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted turned Hollywood shot caller Ice Cube has traded in his Chuck Taylors and entered into a new partnership with Nike. In Nike's latest commercial advertising their Nike SB, the commercial uses Ice-Cube's classic hit “Today Was A Good Day” and follows skater Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez as he makes his way throughout L.A. on his four-wheel board. The video ends with Cube rolling over Rodriguez's board in his low-rider and leaving “P-Rod” walking and wondering if it really was a good day.
Nike has also enlisted the services of Compton veteran MC and producer DJ Quik who will be appearing in Nike's “Hyperize” commercial with NBA ballers Rashard Lewis, Mo Williams, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala. The commercial will feature the ballers and Quik in throwback Hip-Hop attire from the 90's and 80's.
DJ Quik and Kurupt's collaborative album BlaQKout also hit stores this month and features the hit singles “Do You Know” and “9X's Outta 10.”
Cube also just signed a deal that will bring his hit movie franchise “Are We There Yet” to the small screen which will air on TBS. The television version will star Terry Crews as the character “Nick,” made famous by Cube, who will have a reoccurring cameo in the show.
Throwback: Ice Cube at Mom's House 1989
Apr 1 2008 7:49 AM EDT
Ice Cube Welcomes MTV To His Home In South Central L.A. In The Loder Files, circa 1989. A vintage visit amid the firestorm of controversy that surrounded N.W.A's 'Fuck Tha Police.'
When you've been interviewing people for, oh, a hundred years or so, you build up quite a backlog of banter and chat. A lot of this stuff is inevitably ephemeral — the day will surely never come when anyone cares what Vanilla Ice ever had to say about anything. On the other hand, it is kind of interesting to look back on the vintage natterings of people who are still on the scene and still entertaining us, either with their work or with their dotty behaviour.
We've been exhuming a ton of this stuff over the last several months — interviews from the vaults going back not only to the early '90s, but even beyond. Most of these ancient tapes are fun in one way or another; some are scary, which is even more fun. We're going to be posting these old interactions every Tuesday from now on, and if some of what you see seems a little silly at times, well, the past is filled with silly things. Much like the present.
N.W.A may not have been the first gangsta-rap act (ask Schoolly D), but they were the most sensational at the time, and probably the most lastingly influential.
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