Ice Cube

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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Jan
21
Ice Cube Gets His Name on Goodyear Blimp

Ice Cube

It was a good day for Ice Cube. Not only did his movie open at No. 1 at the box office, but he also got to live out his lyrics and get his name on the Goodyear blimp.

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Jan
16
Bow Wow, Mack Wilds, & Sevyn Streeter Join Ice Cube at ‘Ride Along’ Premiere

Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri

Following the Hollywood premiere, Ice Cube headed east for the New York premiere of Ride Along on Wednesday. The rapper-actor hit the red carpet with his co-stars Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter. He also rubbed shoulders with Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Mack Wilds, Sevyn Streeter, Estelle, and The Lox’s Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss.

Cube plays an undercover cop in the film, which opens Friday. During his appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he spoke about working with Hart, being a protective dad to his daughter, and getting his name on the Goodyear blimp.

In honor of his classic hit “Today Was a Good Day,” a charity campaign has been launched to get “Ice Cube Is a Pimp” on the Goodyear blimp on January 20. Only half of the $25,000 goal has been reached, but Cube has offered to pony up the rest of the money.

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Jan
14
Ice Cube, Keri Hilson, & Nick Cannon Attend ‘Ride Along’ Premiere

Keri Hilson

Black Hollywood stepped out to the premiere of the action comedy Ride Along at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday night. The film’s stars, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, celebrated with their co-stars including David Banner and Tika Sumpter.

Cube, who plays a tough-talking Atlanta cop in the movie, brought his wife Kimberly Woodruff as his date, while Kevin Hart arrived with his girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

Keri Hilson stepped out of the studio and onto the red carpet, rocking long black hair, and Nick Cannon looked dapper in a tuxedo.

The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

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