#TBT: Ice Cube
Ice Cube's filmography from the last decade belies his true nature as one of the hardest and most influential rappers of all time. With the possible exception of Rakim, no "golden age" rapper pushed hip hop forward more than Ice Cube, whose lyrical innovation, blunt portrayal of gang activity, and willingness to challenge unjust systems helped usher the genre into its modern era. This article revisits 10 of Ice Cube's best songs, from his breakout with N.W.A. through his first four solo albums. Click through the gallery to listen.
Hip Hop's Best Couples
"Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play" - Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back" ***
Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube Star In 1st Episode Of "Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg's Potluck Dinner Party"
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's VH1 cooking show premiered last night and it could have not have been any better.
Ice Cube To Star In Upcoming "Oliver Twist" Musical
Slated to play the role of "Fagin," Westcoast legend Ice Cube is on the roster for Disney's upcoming "Oliver Twist" adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cube will be co-producing and co-writing the project as well through his Cube Vision banner. The movie will be a musical re-telling of the classic Dickens novel, incorporating hip-hop among other genres into its numbers.
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Dismissed From Lawsuit Over Suge Knight's Fatal Hit-And-Run
Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have been cleared in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against them by the family of Terry Carter, a man killed when Suge Knight ran him over with his car in January of 2015.
Drake Brings Out Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Big Sean, & French Montana In L.A.
Drake added to the absurd list of rappers, singers, and athletes he's brought out over the course of the Summer Sixteen tour. Thursday night, during the last of three concerts, at Inglewood's Los Angles Forum, he outdid himself once again by bringing out Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Big Sean, & French Montana. Big Sean joined Drake on "All Me" and French joined Drake on "No Shopping," but the clear highlights of the evening came when hometown heroes Ice Cube and Dr. Dre brought the house down with "You Can Do It" and "The Next Episode."
Ice Cube Says He's Not "Losing Sleep" Over Jerry Heller's Death
As a controversial figure in rap, the passing of Jerry Heller has left fans of N.W.A. confused in how they should feel. In a new interview with Detroit’s Hot 107.5, Ice Cube has broken his silence on the death N.W.A.'s former manager, who he blamed for the financial disputes that caused his departure from the group.
Jerry Heller, Former N.W.A. Manager, Dies At 75
Jerry Heller, the former manager of influential West Coast rap group N.W.A, has passed away at the age of 75. His cause of death is not yet known.
Ice Cube Says Rumors About Another "Friday" Sequel Are Fake
Rumors have been swirling around that there's another "Friday" sequel in the works starring Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., but you can put that to rest because Craig himself shot down those allegations. Speculation on a Friday reboot started when a fraudulent Facebook account posing as O'Shea Jackson Jr. began posting fake movie posters of a new "Last Friday" film.
Ice Cube & VH1 Are Making A Hip Hop Version Of "Hollywood Squares"
With 5,000 episodes produced and syndication spanning four decades, "Hollywood Squares" is one of the most popular TV game shows in history. Though its popularity has waned in recent years, that's all about to change. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ice Cube and VH1 are teaming up to produce a hip hop edition of the show called "Hip Hop Squares" slated to premiere this fall.
Ice Cube & John Legend To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars
While the luster around getting a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame has diminished over the years, it’s still great to see people from the hip hop and R&B community getting the recognition they deserve. Ice Cube, John Legend and New Edition have all been selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2017.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
The 5 Best Storytelling Rap Songs From The '90s
Storytelling is the second oldest profession, after prostitution. As the oral tradition evolved, it reached new heights in '90s hip hop, an era that place an emphasis on lyricism -- ideally #bars not for the sake of #bars, but #bars for the sake of humor, drama, or social critique. Obviously, tough decisions were made as we whittled this list down to five. Do you agree with our choices? Check out our honorable mentions below and click through the gallery for the top five storytelling rap songs of the '90s.
Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre Perform During Ice Cube's Coachella Set
Ice Cube's set from Coachella weekend 1 was full of surprise appearances, but there was one notable absence that night. While the rest of N.W.A. came out to perform "Fuck The Police" and Straight Outta Compton," Dr. Dre was nowhere to be found. While we were initially disappointed that Dre wasn't able to complete the reunion of surviving members, we should've known that Cube was leaving something to be desired weekend 2.
Afropunk Brooklyn Lineup Includes Tyler, The Creator, Flying Lotus, Ice Cube & More
The Brooklyn Afropunk festival has emerged as one of the preeminent displays of Afro-centric music in all of its far-reaching varieties. This year's festival, which will take place on August 27 and 28 at the Commodore Perry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood, looks to host the most impressive lineup yet, with a diverse range of exciting acts including Tyler, the Creator, Ice Cube, Flying Lotus, CeeLo Green, The Internet, and more.
Ice Cube Brings Out Snoop Dogg, Common, N.W.A. Members At Coachella
Following the release of the massively successful biopic, Straight Outta Compton, as well as N.W.A.'s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, it seemed inevitable that a reunion of some sorts was in the cards for Ice Cube's Coachella set Saturday night.
Live Stream Coachella 2016 To See A$AP Rocky, Ice Cube, & More
Week one of Coachella has arrived, but if you’re reading this you most likely are not among those lucky enough attend the California festival. Don’t worry, we’re in the same boat here at HNHH and we’ve got exactly what you need to help (or perhaps worsen) your crippling FOMO. A live stream of the festival.
J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, & Ice Cube To Headline Pemberton 2016
With festival season approaching, hip hop heads should consider traveling to Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada this year. Pemberton just announced the full 2016 lineup and it looks very promising. Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube are all headliners. Also of interest for hip hop enthusiasts: Tyler, the Creator, Tory Lanez, Anderson .Paak, Method Man and Redman, Rae Sremmurd, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, SZA, Mac Miller, Cypress Hill, FKA twigs, Dizzy Wright, Hudson Mohwake, & Pell.
Ice Cube Bounced Midway Through Grammys, Snoop Dogg Refused To Attend At All
Kendrick Lamar didn’t win all 11 awards he was nominated for, but he did get a few, including the Grammy for Best Rap Album. Ice Cube was the presenter, so he got the distinct privilege of handing Kendrick Duckworth his Grammy for To Pimp A Butterfly. It was a nice moment for the two Compton rappers, one at the twilight of his rap career and the other in his prime.