Escapizm

Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 3:53 PM By: Ice Cube

What' up Fam, this is the voice of Cube

As you know, the Super Bowl went my way. Congrats to New Orleans and the Saints. But we don't have a team in L.A. and the Raiders aren't in it, so my happiness wore off pretty quick. Went to see the Lakers beat the Spurs last week without Kobe. I also heard he wasn't playing in the All-Star game...Is it worth watching now? Maybe. Depends on what I'm doing Sunday. Taking my wife away for the weekend. This week coming up is a busy one for ya' boy. 2 movie premieres, son's basketball game and my daughter's sweet 16 party. I got DJ Crazy Toones on the wheels of steel for her. She wants a 80's theme party. Right up our alley. The Golden Age of Hip-Hop, Prince, MJ & Vanity 6. Time to school the new school.

Speaking of MJ, MC Kalmron asked me how did I feel about Michael Jackson's death. I was in NY when I saw it come across the ticker; that he was rushed to the hospital. I was concerned but thought Mike needs to just take it easy. But when I heard he died, I kinda went numb. In shock. It was like a piece of my childhood died. As the facts came out, I was pissed off at his doctor for letting him pass away right under his nose. Didn't he know he was dealing with a man that was precious to this world? Dumb fuck! Then after a few days went by, I started realizing that Dr. Conrad Murray didn't kill Michael Jackson...we did. With all the jokes and stories, the laughing and pointing. Our criticism was the reason Mike was getting high on all that shit. He wanted our love and acceptance. We loved the music he produced but threw the man away. That's wack...

I'm just now trying to embrace the internet as a way to connect directly to my fam. Any ideas you have to make this site better is welcomed by me and my staff. We want to give you first dibs on everything new with me and my career. Make you a part of it. The worldwide Westside must come together to preserve the music we love. Gangsta Rap aka Street Knowledge has been under attack since the late 80's. In 1993, our major hip-hop outlets (MTV & BET) decided not to play hip-hop with a message anymore but to broadcast "escapizm." Hip-hop with no clear message. Just drinking, smoking, fucking and partying...and now we're stuck right here.

I was also asked by ya'll about my old group, DA LENCHMOB. We see each other from time to time at different events. The music business is not what it's cracked up to be, and if you don't have true love for it...you will quickly grow sour. I think the politics and pressures of the business was too much for everybody to stay together. Far as I know, I'm the only one still in the business. We all grew up and grew apart but there's no love lost. J-Dee writes me all the time. I was also asked about Hutch and ATL. When I first left N.W.A., Hutch took it real personal. But we got nothing but respect for each other today. We laugh about it when we see each other. Mack-10? He was way out of line a few years ago (family business). I don't fuck with dude no more. After 20 years in the game, nothing surprises me. Day by day the game gets dumber. I just focus on my fans nowadays. At the end of the day, that's all an artist has. His work and the people who appreciate it.

Answering more questions. Why don't I do more gangsta movies and dramas? I'm a victim of my own success. My comedies make money and that's what Hollywood comes at me with. Those are the movies I seem to get made before my dramatic scripts. I have them. I'd rather do dramas.

My old CD's on Priority Records? Buy them. Yes, I still get paid from those old records.

ESPN "Straight Outta L.A." doc.? Air date is sometimes in May. No NWA doc. on the schedule.

NWA movie? Trying to put it together with Tameka Wright's company. Trying to get a script together.

Shots out to: Slovakia & Boston...

Keep It Gangsta,
Cube

  1. BokeDaLoc avatar

    On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM, BokeDaLoc said:

    his comedies are ill cuz he always a normalnigga

  2. ITS PIMPIN ,PIMPIN avatar

    On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:18 AM, ITS PIMPIN ,PIMPIN said:

    I enjoy cubes comedies, it shows diffrent sides of cube he is not 1 demintoinal and i agree what he says about MJ 2, Cube I luv that gangsta shit but keep being versatile 2 homie...

  3. icecool avatar

    On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM, icecool said:

    auuu da lench mob was so raw .. the two albums you produced was wicked .. so much hardcore rhymes ..
    it will be so good the lench mob reunited [you know dreams are free wright].. do you think you could do somethin with K-Dee ?
    ya it s really tragic .. michael was treated unfair not by any doctor but by us .. the community .. ppl always judge without any conscience and understanding and when they realise they were wrong it s too late .. all that bullshit with michael being a pervert,that he sleeps wit kids and all that .. even if it does .. you sue him took all his got and even after then rumors and bad names .He was treated as a freak... there was a song by joe lajoie http://vbox7.com/play:bcfe1d3f all the truth !!!

    i want to ask : westside connection will be reunited but with the game .. i heard rumours only ..

    peace from bulgaria

  4. Billooh avatar

    On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:59 AM, Billooh said:

    could be dope to see THE LENCH MOB back again, also Da Lench Mob... But The....

  5. 2pac Str8 ballin shakur avatar

    On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM, 2pac Str8 ballin shakur said:

    that wud b sik a movie on NWA

  6. DastanAbdali avatar

    On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 5:36 AM, DastanAbdali said:

    ice cube still on top of his game, more than 20 years strong

  7. ChrisRod805 avatar

    On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM, ChrisRod805 said:

    You guys gotta do a NWA movie... that will be so hard cube

  8. kcsongi avatar

    On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:53 AM, kcsongi said:

    I love your music very much.All your songs have a message, and they're about everyday life,not about bullshits like these new whack rappers try to rap about.

  9. Phoenix Rey avatar

    On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Phoenix Rey said:

    shots out to Boston?!?!?
    the one city u could've waited till last to shout out....hahaha


    LAKERS ALL DAY EVERYDAY

  10. Godz Man avatar

    On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Godz Man said:

    Cube
    At the end of the day, all we have God and family. I try to stay away from all the Bull.... and focus on pleasing my God and my family. You've been blessed with a gift that reaches the world. Just stay humble and keep it pushin Homey. It's all good. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Peace.

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