Ice Cube News

  • Charts Don't Lie: August 29
    Charts Don't Lie: August 29
    Aug 30, 2015 at 09:24am
    The N.W.A. cart takeover is far from over. this week, nit only did Dr. Dre's new album (and accompaniment to the film), Compton, maintain its position at the top of the rap charts, but both the group's seminal album, Straight Outta Compton, and Eazy-E's effort, Eazy-Duz-It made it into the top 40.
  • Dr. Dre & Ice Cube File Motion To Be Excused From Suge Knight's Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Dr. Dre & Ice Cube File Motion To Be Excused From Suge Knight's Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Aug 19, 2015 at 09:43am
    After Suge Knight ran over two men (killing one) while fleeing the "Straight Outta Compton" set earlier this year, a wrongful death lawsuit was levied against him, charging him with the murder of Terry Carter and the attempted murder of Cle "Bone" Sloan. Also named as defendants in the suit were Dr.
  • Ice Cube Discusses Whether Acts Like N.W.A. & Tupac Could Exist Today
    Ice Cube Discusses Whether Acts Like N.W.A. & Tupac Could Exist Today
    Aug 17, 2015 at 02:19pm
    Between "Straight Outta Compton," and Dr. Dre's accompanying soundtrack, N.W.A. has definitely been the hot topic of the last couple of days. We've heard a bit about the film from Dr. Dre recently, and now Ice Cube is reflecting on his former group.
  • "Straight Outta Compton" Garners $24.2 Million In Opening Day Sales
    "Straight Outta Compton" Garners $24.2 Million In Opening Day Sales
    Aug 15, 2015 at 07:02pm
    "Straight Outta Compton" had a strong opening day, garnering $24.2 million in ticket sales in 2,754 North American theaters. Thursday night screenings raked in an estimated $4.96 million alone. The film is now projected to net $59.4 million over the course of its opening weekend, according to Deadline. 
  • Quiz: Which N.W.A. Member Are You?
    Quiz: Which N.W.A. Member Are You?
    Aug 15, 2015 at 02:29pm
    Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella made up one of the most important rap acts of all time, but if you've seen the new biopic, Straight Outta Compton, you know they all had very strong individual personalities. Everyone has a favorite member of the group, but today, we're giving you the chance to see which rapper or producer you're the most similar to. Our quiz will determine whether you're an Eazy-E or an Ice Cube through a few simple questions (Hint: the fitted caps are a good way to find your way to the right member).
  • N.W.A.'s 5 Most Influential Tracks
    N.W.A.'s 5 Most Influential Tracks
    Aug 14, 2015 at 01:01pm
    It seems as though it is always the short-lived groups that incite the most influence in their respective genres. Between 1965 and 1970, squeaky clean rock-and-roll music was changed forever by The Beatles who, in a five-year span, took over all of pop culture-- changing it forever. Less than two decades later, the equally pristine and adolescent genre of hip-hop music was met by the bravado and gangsta machismo of N.W.A.
  • Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A For Billboard Magazine
    Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A For Billboard Magazine
    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:51am
    Here goes yet another magazine cover, with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube featured prominently.
  • Quiz: N.W.A. Knowledge
    Quiz: N.W.A. Knowledge
    Aug 12, 2015 at 03:03pm
    With the upcoming N.W.A. biopic coming out on Friday, we're testing your knowledge on the veteran gangsta rap crew. N.W.A. is responsible for basically creating a new division within rap music, gangsta rap, while also leading the movement on the West Coast. While they've long received their due credit within hip-hop culture, they're finally getting respect from the mainstream with this major motion picture. Take a quick quiz below to see if you know these N.W.A. #facts. How many did you get right? Catch "Straight Outta Compton" in theatres on August 14th.
  • Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Cover Rolling Stone
    Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Cover Rolling Stone
    Aug 12, 2015 at 02:42pm
    After appearing on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter alongside "Straight Outta Compton" rappers, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube nab the cover of Rolling Stone together. The duo have been busy promoting the "Straight Outta Compton" movie through various outlets-- whether it's radio interviews, text interviews, or Dre's album inspired by the film, Compton. They're covering all the bases. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, they discusses the lack of Detox, the N.W.A film, and more.
  • Classic Rotation: N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton"
    Classic Rotation: N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton"
    Aug 8, 2015 at 11:38am
    On this day, 27 years ago, N.W.A released their indisputable classic, Straight Outta Compton. Selling over 750,000 copies before they even gained notoriety on tour, N.W.A recieved immediate controversial attention from the media for their lyrical content, which was often violent and/or focused on dissatisfaction with police. Yet, the album apprehended its classic status from the insurmountable cultural influence and anthems it provided to a distinct period of time, which continues to be represented today.   
  • Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
    Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
    Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29pm
    Much to Meek Mill's delight, Drake and Co. opted out of their OVO Radio show on Beats 1 tonight due to OVO Fest, so in their place, Dr. Dre hosted a show of his own. Entitled "The Pharmacy," this week's edition had Ice Cube and "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray guesting, and the announcement of Dre's upcoming album Compton: The Soundtrack.
  • 5 Things We Want From Dr. Dre's "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack
    5 Things We Want From Dr. Dre's "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack
    Jul 30, 2015 at 01:01pm
    Tomorrow, Dr. Dre is dropping... something. Ice Cube said as much in an interview earlier this week, calling the release in question "an album inspired by the "Compton" movie," referring to the August 14th N.W.A. biopic that he, Dre and director F. Gary Gray have been working on. But will this be just another "music inspired by the film"-style soundtrack? Or something bigger?
  • Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week
    Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:17pm
    Long in-the-works N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is finally scheduled to drop two weeks from Friday (on August 14th), but what about its almost equally-hyped soundtrack? Earlier this month, we got word from director F. Gary Gray that Dr. Dre would be executive producing, and it would feature Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, which only made for more anticipation. Yesterday, Ice Cube let slip that the album will arrive on Friday.
  • Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & N.W.A Actors Cover The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
    Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & N.W.A Actors Cover The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
    Jul 22, 2015 at 04:16pm
    With the anticipated film about N.W.A, "Straight Outta Compton," hitting theatres on August 14th, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the actors who play them grace the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Members Of N.W.A. Reunited To Perform At BET Experience
    Members Of N.W.A. Reunited To Perform At BET Experience
    Jun 28, 2015 at 11:37am
    Last night's BET Experience event was something special, as it served as the first time Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella had performed together since 1989. While Dr Dre unfortunately didn't make it out, the three former N.W.A. members still ripped through classic tracks, "Fuck The Police" and "Chin Check".
  • N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
    N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:25am
    The story of one of rap's most important crews, N.W.A, will be told on the big screen this summer. To celebrate the biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," the veteran rap group will reunite on stage for the first time in 26 years.
  • Suge Knight, Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Targeted In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Suge Knight, Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Targeted In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Jun 4, 2015 at 01:43pm
    Things aren't looking up for Suge Knight yet, who is currently in jail with bail set at $10 million. The former music executive plead not guilty to the murder charges, and trail is expected to get underway on July 7th.
  • TBT: Ice Cube
    TBT: Ice Cube
    May 21, 2015 at 04:38pm
    Depending on when you were born, you might see as Ice Cube as one of two people. The first one, for our younger readers, is the lovable character from "Barber Shop," "Are We There Yet?" or "21 Jump Street." For our older audience, it's probably the angry gangster rapper who was a member of N.W.A. and released The Predator. 
  • 10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
    10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
    Apr 12, 2015 at 03:03pm
    With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
  • BET Experience Announces Headliners Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube
    BET Experience Announces Headliners Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube
    Feb 3, 2015 at 01:00pm
    The annual BET Experience may still be several months away, but today BET has revealed a few of the performers you can expect to see during the three-day event. Taking to twitter, BET announced that Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube are among the rap performers, while Kevin Hart will also be gracing the BET Experience. The event goes down June 25-27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kevin Hart will be on stage the Thursday, June 25, while Nicki will be on Friday June 26th, and Snoop and Cube will close out the show on Saturday June 27th.
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