Ice Cube Talks About Working With His Sons On New Album

Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Gangsta rap made Ice Cube do it, but the veteran rapper acknowledges that his sons have had a childhood far different from his own Los Angeles upbringing. So when he recruited his two boys — OMG and Doughboy — to appear on his upcoming album, I Am the West, Cube had to make sure the tracks they rapped on were a good fit.

He ended up featuring them on the Bangladesh-produced "She Couldn't Make It on Her Own" and "Y'all Know How I Am."

"When I heard the beat [on 'She Couldn't Make It on Her Own'], I wanted to do a song with my sons, and I felt like the beat feels young to me," Cube told MTV News. "I didn't want them to come out on something that really wasn't their personality. Their personality, they ain't from the 'hood. They didn't have to grow up like that, like I did. So I wanted them to do something that showed their personality. I put them on a track that wasn't strictly a gangsta-rap track, that was fun and something they could come off on."

OMG and Doughboy are following in the footsteps of other young artists who hope to shine on the mic like their famous fathers, including Cory Gunz (Peter Gunz), Justice (GZA) and Lil Eazy-E (Eazy-E).

The former N.W.A star is a fan of his sons, naturally, but he said the pair still have some work to do to match his skills.

"They dope," he said of his offspring. "They still ain't better than me, but they dope. I'm impressed. I'm really impressed by what they doing."



Source: MTV News

Replies to This Posting

  1. Re: Ice Cube Talks About Working With His Sons On New Album

    Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    I THINK THATS A GOOD THING.. UR SONS R BLESSED TO WORK WITH THIER FATHER AKA THE BEST THERE IS IN THE WEST... I LOVED DOUGHBOY ON RAW FOOTAGE.. WHICH I HAVE TO COP AGAIN SINCE SUM ONE STOLE MY CD.. BUMMER...

  2. Re: Ice Cube Talks About Working With His Sons On New Album

    Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Mean :)
    ...being supported to join in, with you watchin over keepin it true to them,n being inspired by each otha... dats what its about.. it can't get any better then that.

    Idol.

  3. Re: Ice Cube Talks About Working With His Sons On New Album

    Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    i wish cube sons all the best in the rap game

  4. Re: Ice Cube Talks About Working With His Sons On New Album

    Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    That's a good thing, we can see the respect between them in their eyes , i love that (no homo).Cube can be proud of himself.

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