#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.
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.
Top 5 Rap Conspiracy Theories
Last night, Gucci Mane responded to rumors that the skinny, mild-mannered Gucci released from jail is in fact a government clone. "I will neither support nor deny those accusations," he said.
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.
Gene Simmons Responds To NWA Calling Him At Out Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony
On Friday (Apr. 8), N.W.A. was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Kendrick Lamar. After the group was presented with the honor by its Compton protégé, N.W.A. came up on stage to speak about being the first hip-hop act to ever enter the Rock Hall. During his speech, Ice Cube addressed Gene Simmons, the singer and guitarist in KISS, the band that was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Watch Kendrick Lamar Induct N.W.A. Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
It's always great to see an act as important as N.W.A. recognized for their influence, but it's even better when it's the right person doing the honoring. You couldn't really ask for a better speaker for the group's induction to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame than Kendrick Lamar, and he lived up to expectations at the ceremony yesterday.
Quiz: Compton Hip-Hop History
Compton has long been a creative hub for rap music, from late 80s and early 90s acts like N.W.A. and DJ Quik repping the region, to more recent exports like The Game, YG, and Kendrick Lamar. All artists mentioned play a key role in the history of Compton, and if you've been paying attention to their work and that of their peers, you should have no problem with this quiz on Compton hip-hop.Answer the 10 questions below, and let us know how you score in the comments. Did you know as much about Compton's music scene as you thought you did?
Kendrick Lamar Will Induct N.W.A. Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Kendrick Lamar would be among those selected to induct this year's class of nominees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall has now confirmed that Kendrick will indeed be a part of the ceremony and that he will be the one to induct the only hip-hop act on the bill, N.W.A.
Ice Cube Teases N.W.A. & Westside Connection Coachella Reunions
Ice Cube appeared on ‘The Talk’ Friday and snuck in some details about a possible NWA reunion. Ice Cube should probably be playing coy with this information, but from the look on his face O’Shea Jackson was doing everything he could to not spill all the details outright.
N.W.A. To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
The fourth time's a charm. After being nominated four times, most recently this past October, N.W.A. has finally been granted a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Straight Outta Compton" Named Best Film Of 2015 By The AAFCA
"Straight Outta Compton" was not without controversy but ultimately was a critical and popular smash that has garnered over $200 million in the box office, by far the highest grossing music biopic of all time. With awards season beginning, the accolades are starting to pour in.
Jerry Heller Sues Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & "Straight Outta Compton" For $110 Million
Jerry Heller, the former manager of N.W.A., is suing all those involved in the group's recent biopic, Straight Outta Compton, for (at least) $110 million, reports TMZ. Heller, now 75, has just filed a lawsuit against Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, the estate of Eazy-E, NBC Universal, and others for defamation and using his likeness in their film without his permission.
The Game Don't Change: The Making Of "The Documentary 2"
“My nostalgia is one hundred percent Compton and zero percent snitch" - The Game --------------------- 3:35 PM, HNHH HQ, one Monday in September: the elevator door groaned open. There stood The Game and his entourage. I couldn’t actually see his face, but I could still see him, amid the flood of bodies pouring out of the elevator and into the adjacent room -- a camo snapback floating above the crowd, cocked up and backwards at the jauntiest angle possible.
N.W.A. & Janet Jackson Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
N.W.A. and Janet Jackson are among the list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2016. The nominations come as both acts have recently gotten back into the spotlight, as N.W.A.'s biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," was a box-office smash and as Janet Jackson just released her first album in over 7 years, Unbreakable.
DJ Yella Says He Was The Only Member Of N.W.A. To Attend Eazy-E's Funeral
In a recent interview with VladTV, DJ Yella said that he was the only member of N.W.A. to attend Eazy-E's funeral. "Some people probably just couldn’t take it," he said. "I don’t know what the reasons are. We never talked about it, even to this day. That subject will never get talked about.” Eazy-E died from AIDS-related complications in 1995, four years after the group disbanded. Yella said that they all showed up to the hospital when he was on his deathbed, albeit at different times.
A "Welcome To Death Row" Film Is Being Shopped Around
Although Universal recently denied Daz Dillinger's claim that there would be a "sequel" to "Straight Outta Compton," which would focus on Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tupac, it looks like there could be some truth to it
Charts Don't Lie: August 29
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.
N.W.A Get Their First-Ever Top 40 Single
The effects of new N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" have been more widespread than anyone could have predicted, with other rappers planning their own origin story films, Dr. Dre saving face by "apologizing" to Dee Barnes, and most importantly, a follow-up to Dre's 2001 finally surfacing.