Ice Cube

Jul
22
Video: Ice Cube f/ 2 Chainz & Redfoo – ‘Drop Girl’

Redfoo, Ice Cube, and 2 Chainz

After shaking up the box office with his No. 1 blockbusters Ride Along and 22 Jump Street, Ice Cube returns to the mic with his new single “Drop Girl” featuring 2 Chainz and Redfoo. The former N.W.A. member trades his gangsta rhymes for a booty-shaking banger.

“If I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop,” declares Cube.

Directed by Will Kendrick, the special effects clip stars Cube and his cohorts as employees of Booty Drop Enterprises. They don lab coats while studying their twerking subjects.

On October 21, Cube will release his 10th solo album Everythang’s Corrupt on Lench Mob Records/Caroline. He has been gearing up with tracks including “The Big Show,” “Sic Them Youngings on ‘Em,” and “Sasquatch.”

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Jun
18
Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Reveal Cast of N.W.A. Biopic

N.W.A.

While the Aaliyah movie stirs up controversy, the N.W.A. biopic is moving on as planned. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have revealed the first photo of the cast of Universal’s upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, based on the story of the West Coast rap group.

Dre will be played by Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3), Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will fill in for his famous father, and Jason Mitchell (Broken City, Contraband) will take on the role of the late Eazy-E.

Cube and Dre posed alongside the actors and director F. Gary Gray.

“Finally found the cast for the NWA movie. Me, Gary Gray, Dre w/ Cube, Eazy & Dre #StraightOuttaCompton coming 8/14/15,” tweeted Cube.

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters on August 14, 2015. Production is set to begin this summer.

Jun
9
New Music: MC Ren f/ Ice Cube – ‘Rebel Music (Remix)’

Rebel Music (Remix)

Compton stand up. MC Ren reunites with fellow N.W.A. member Ice Cube for the remix to “Rebel Music,” the first single off Ren’s upcoming album of the same name. The E-A Ski-produced song marks the rappers’ first collaboration in over a decade.

“Ya’ll ni**as know Ice Cube’s a rebel / Do you wanna know how I fooled the devil / Already know that I’m down with Earvin / Don’t give a fuck about Donald Sterling,” raps Cube, who is working on his own album Everythang’s Corrupt.

Listen to them get back to their gangsta roots.

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Feb
11
New Music: Ice Cube – ‘Sic Them Youngins On ‘Em’

Sic Them Youngins On 'Em

After crossing the $100 million mark with his movie Ride Along, Ice Cube returns to his rap roots on his new single “Sic Them Youngins On ‘Em.” The rapper-turned-actor unleashes his lethal flow on the West Coast banger, which is set to appear on his upcoming 10th album Everythang’s Corrupt, due May 13.

“Puttin’ the rap game on alert / Fuck with them and I will revert / Back to the old days, back to the old ways, back to the AKs fuckin’ up doorways,” spits Cube, who was recognized at “BET Honors” over the weekend.

Hear him sound the alarm.

UPDATE: Watch the music video below.

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Feb
9
BET Honors: Mariah Carey Debuts New Single, Tamar Braxton & Jennifer Hudson Perform

Mariah Carey

From Aretha to Ice Cube, music’s biggest stars flocked to the nation’s capital to help celebrate African-American icons at Saturday’s taping of “BET Honors” 2014 at Warner Theatre.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the seventh annual event honored the achievements of Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Berry Gordy, and others, with musical tributes from Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monáe, Smokey Robinson, and Karen Clarke-Sheard.

While perched on top of a piano, a cleavage-baring Mariah Carey debuted her new single “You’re Mine,” which is expected to drop later this week. After coming off stage, the pop diva received a hug from her daughter Monroe.

Tamar cozied up to husband Vincent Herbert on the red carpet and performed Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” during a tribute to Motown legend Berry Gordy.

“I can NOT lie @bethonors was just about as #EPIC as the BEST NIGht EVER!!” tweeted the “Braxton Family Values” star.

J-Hud serenaded Aretha Franklin, Ludacris saluted fellow rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, and Janelle Monáe brought the house down with an electrifying set.

“BET Honors” will air on Monday, February 24, at 9 p.m.

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Feb
7
Video: Ice Cube – ‘Sic Them Youngins on Em’ [Teaser]

Ice Cube

After the success of his box office smash Ride Along, Ice Cube jumps in his Rolls and takes a ride on the streets of L.A. in the video for his new single “Sic Them Youngins on Em.”

The song is set to appear on Cube’s upcoming 10th album Everythang’s Corrupt, due May 13.

“It’s not a heavily political record, but it does have statement songs and rhymes,” he said of the follow-up to 2010′s I Am the West. “I got a song called ‘Dominate the Weak,’ which is just showing you how a police state would look and feel. But hip-hop is in a different space right now when it comes to that. You don’t want to overdo it when it comes to the political stuff.”

The full song and video will be premiere on February 11.

Watch the teaser below.

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Jan
23
Ice Cube Remixes Children’s Book ‘Goodnight Moon’

Ice Cube

Following the blockbuster opening of his movie Ride Along, Ice Cube has set his sights on the world of children’s literature. During his appearance on “Arsenio,” the hip-hop icon put his gangsta spin on the book Goodnight Moon. He flipped the words to the classic story, rapping about “punk ass bears,” “blunts and kush,” and “crumb snatchers everywhere.”

He also discussed his upcoming album Everythang’s Corrupt, due May 13.

“I’m talking about corruption everywhere,” said Cube. “I’m talking about a lot of youngsters done moved away from the drink and the weed. They on the pills. I talk about they gotta get off the pills and narcotics. There’s really a lot of stuff still that needs to be talked about, needs to be rapped about, and who best than Ice Cube to do it?”

An N.W.A. biopic is also in the works with director F. Gary Gray. He wants his son, rap newcomer OMG, to play a young version of himself. “I don’t want to just do it just because he’s my son. I want to do it ’cause he’s the best guy for the job,” said Cube.

Watch him bring his talents straight outta Compton and to the couch.

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