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Ice Cube sat down with Howard Stern to discuss how he reconciled with Dr. Dre and how much he hated his acting debut. Speaking on "The. Knight is still fighting murder charges in relation to that incident, but in Dre and Ice Cube were seemingly at the shoot as well, and it was the. Ice Cube discusses the upcoming N.W.A. documentary, his favorite projects he's worked on, and his relationship with Dre. There has been talk.
A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. However, towards the end ofIce Cube found himself at odds with the group's manager, Jerry Hellerafter rejecting Heller's proposed contract terms. It was released in May and was an instant hit, riding and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charged with controversy, and he was accused of misogyny and racism. This was followed by a critically acclaimed role as Doughboy in John Singleton 's violent crime drama, Boyz n the Hood.
The album was regarded as more focused, yet even more controversial, and critics accused him again of being anti-white, misogynist, and antisemitic.
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The album is thematically divided into two sides: It features " No Vaseline ", a scathing response to N. A's '' Miles and Runnin'' as well as "Black Korea," a track regarded by some as prophetic of the Los Angeles riotsbut also interpreted as racist by many. Ice Cube released his third album, The Predatorin November Referring specifically to that year's Los Angeles riotsin the first single, " Wicked ", he rapped "April 29 was power to the people, and we might just see a sequel".
The album was generally well received by critics and remains his most successful release commercially, with over three million copies sold in the US.
However, after The Predator, Ice Cube's rap audience diminished.
Cube's fourth album Lethal Injectionwhich was released at the end of and represented Ice Cube's first attempt at imitating the G-Funk sound of Dr. Dre's The Chronicwas not well received by critics. Afterhe took a hiatus from music and concentrated on film work and developing the careers of other rap musicians, Mack 10Mr. The delayed sixth album, Volume 2was released in The albums featured appearances from Westside Connection as well as a reunion with fellow N.
Dre and MC Ren, though many fans maintained that the two albums were not on par with his past work, especially the second volume. On October 12,he released a non-album track called 'Raider Nation' in tribute to the Oakland Raiders. The album featured the single "I Rep That West". It debuted at 22 on the Billboard and sold 22, copies in its first week. Some of the album was used to engage in the East Coast—West Coast hip hop rivalry of the s.
The album's eponymous single reached number 21 on the singles charts, and the album itself was certified Platinum by the end of With Bow Down, Westside Connection brought their own agenda to the hip hop scene.
Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC had grown tired of being overlooked by most East Coast media outlets; the album was designed to instil a sense of pride in West Coast hip hop fans and to start a larger movement that some people who felt underappreciated might identify with.
Ice Cube would also eventually make amends with Eazy-E shortly before his death in March After a seven-year hiatus, Westside Connection returned with their second effort Terrorist Threats in The album fared well critically, but its sales fell short of Bow Down. After a rift between Ice Cube and Mack 10 about Ice Cube's commitments to film work rather than touring with the group, Westside Connection disbanded. He handled most of the production on Guerillas in tha Mist. InLench Mob member, J-Dee, was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder, and Ice Cube did not produce their next album, Planet of tha Apes.
He also did a song with Dr. Dre for the first time since he left N. Ice Cube appeared on the song " Children of the Korn " by the band Kornjoining them on the Family Values Tourand they also collaborated on 'Fuck Dying' from Cube's fifth album. Ice Cube also appeared in D. In lateIce Cube and R.
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Cutler teamed up to create the six-part documentary series titled Black. In May Ice Cube complained that Oprah Winfrey would not welcome him and other rappers on her show. He has signed on to star in and produce Welcome Back, Kottera big-screen adaptation of the s television series.
After launching that comeback album, Ice Cube toured across the world to promote it. Some places he has recently performed include the Paradiso in Amsterdam and various venues in England. After touring the U. InIce Cube performed at the Gathering of the Juggalosand returned to perform at the festival. Ice Cube has stated this album has a different direction than any one of his other albums. The album was released independently under his label Lench Mob. Ice Cube has stated that "being independent is beautiful because we can do things 'out the box'.
It has an aura to it. And I think the whole country is as fascinated with L. That feel, you know. It's a forbidden fruit in a lot of ways and you know, its still mysterious and dangerous.
This is the land of surf and sun in a lot of ways so it's a crazy contrast. A few years back a big theme in your music was the persecution of gangster rap. Do you think that's still going on?
Or do you think it's now mainstream enough?
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Well I know I think it's always something that gets blamed when you talk about the youth doing anything wrong, bad or illegal. I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat. So I think it's always going to play that role because it's easy, it's an easy target, it's easy to get caught up in the profanity and not really understand the real tone of these records and the real nature of these records.
People get caught up, you say, fuck, bitch, and pussy, and people think you're just the nastiest person on earth. No matter what you're talking about. I think since the music is cloaked in that, it's always going to be easy to say, I'm bad because of this. I was listening to that and that made me bad. He's listening to that, he's a bad person Yeah, I don't know, how many serial killers listen to classical music? They never blame classical music.
Do you and Dre still talk much? Every now and then.