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. 187killumcub avatar

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM, 187killumcub said:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/killumcub#p/f/0/UUei5-fKXMQ

    hey check it out,I used to talk to you in cubes chat..........
    so did you get that letter I sent to Ren,Dre,You and DJ Yella?It would be nice if you told me what you thought of my poetry...........
    can I put one up here?I will be back in a minute with one.....

    and the song true colors is up because I saw that in MJ

  2. shon2775 avatar

    On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 9:41 PM, shon2775 said:

    whats up cube just wanted to know what ever happen to K- Dee ? his cd was hot and will u have some Terrence Martin beats on the new record? he's fire and how bout making a new WSC album with u and wc and snoop and the game and do mack 10 own the right to the group like he keep sayin? i hope u still do cus WSC is needed with or with out mack 10 .... will u b doing a mix tape b4 the album drop? Stay up homie and hope you and the wife and a safe and good trip!!!

  3. MC Kalmron avatar

    On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM, MC Kalmron said:

    hey cube . i read on wiki that there are over 60 eazy songs that are soon to be released because of copyright issues. Is that true , and are they really going to be released?

  4. MC Kalmron avatar

    On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM, MC Kalmron said:

    hey cube . i read on wiki that there are over 60 eazy songs that are soon to be released because of copyright issues. Is that true , and are they really going to be released?

  5. Animaniac91 avatar

    On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM, Animaniac91 said:

    Hey Ice Cube my name is Kyle Carthens. I am an 18 year old graduate from the Cleveland School of the Arts here in Cleveland, Ohio. I admire you as an artist and as an actor and I was wonderin if you had any advice for an up and coming actor like myself. Im open to any suggestions.

    I've been studying theater for about 4 years now, and now I wanna see if I can hold my own in film and television. I'd love to have an opportunity to show you what I can do. My email is kcarthens@yahoo.com. Please hit me back if you can. Thanks

  6. Virgo avatar

    On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:59 AM, Virgo said:

    As sad as it is that ur married. I saw some pictures of her and shes beautiful. I'm sure she has the "fuck the gov't" attitude just like you. How lucky is she...its not even the fame, nor the money. She is lucky bcuz.. If O'Shea is anything he seems in movies, and interviews.... She has a hell of a man. My man is 37, few years shy of you....And the mentality... the stature....Its riveting. What I mean is...My man is a REAL MAN, REAL FATHER, REAL LOVER.... N I get the same Vibe from ICE CUBE. Its not about being gangsta or seeming tough.Its about knowledge, its about strength and patience. Its about Alot of things. I love my black men. Hope your marriage is going good. God Bless your family. I am hoping that you wil do a tour after JAPAN.. in the US. VA GA or anywhere close. I WILL BE THERE. Thank God for Real Men... And The REAL WOMEN by their side.

  7. baby_grace avatar

    On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 7:17 AM, baby_grace said:

    I agree with you about MJ. Funny how things change; I used to wait for the Thriller video to come on MTV every year around Halloween, and now you can watch it on YouTube whenever you want. Sometimes I think things are too accessible now. Just like that Cribs question someone had. Don't do that shit, Cube. Not that I wouldn't watch, coz I would, but that's the human curiosity. In reality I wanna hear your new album, not check out your bedroom. I'm looking forward to that album a lot. You need a special edition. I looked everywhere for a special edition Raw Footage and the best I got was Best Buy's one with the three bonus tracks (Don't Make Me Hurt Ya Feelings I overplayed in Iraq. Great fuckin track). I've been told I'm the only person to buy cds anymore, but I like the pictures. Maybe you can take your shades off this time. Or show some of your favorite places in Cali. I'd still buy it if it came in a blank cardboard box, but I'm just sayin I like the pictures.

  8. Dubiuz avatar

    On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Dubiuz said:

    Mr. Ice Cube,
    Just wanted to express respect for the blog and an artist answering his fans.
    Met you in Ottawa on the Raw Footage tour, I was the skinny white boy wearing a white hat, I forgot to bring anything to sign and just had that hat. I had just copped it for 60 bucks, but it's worth the sacrifice of not being able to wear it cept on my wall haha. Thanks for letting me in the trailer, it was a once in a lifetime thing to meet you, your road manager and DJ Crazy and I hope you liked the skunk.
    Since then I stopped chopping, trying for the 3rd or 4th time to finish school. The common dream man getting out of but not forgetting the hood.
    "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." Too true man, people forgetting community and the struggle people with nothing get trapped in.
    Take it easy man, sounds like this weekend is gonna be two good days. I work hard on my rhymes and try to keep motivated, I'll see you at the top.
    One time
    MC Chete
    P.s. Gangsta rap made me do it has dope lyrics, flow and delivery. Some people don't get the music -fuck you kanye.

  9. Pere avatar

    On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Pere said:

    whats up wit the rumors bout the game in wscg? i didnt really liked it tho, wscg aint his thang.. holla from poland anyway Cube!

  10. Mizta Nutty avatar

    On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Mizta Nutty said:

    I#m a Fan from Germany and Grew up on your Shit.From Amerikkkas Most Wanted 2 Raw Deal-I was with you.I was 16 when i got surgery on my knee & fled the Hospital just 2 get to frankfurt to see you on the Predator Tour.People over Love ya-4 Real.Fact is-because everytime someone throws an Ice Cube record on-No one is bitching or nothing.everybody loves Cube-tha attitude-the voice and the Messages.from look who's burning to smoke some Weed-every Song Classic.Ok i'm getting starstruck a lil bit but-keep on doing what you did the past 20 Years.The world needs more MC's(yeah I said it-Cube's a fucking great MC-not a Rapper :-D) like you.So stay greasy-do a Daaamn track with ATL (love that Group also) & give us that Daamn N.W.A Bio Pic :-)
    Greetings from Germany
    Mizta Nutty :-)
    PPS:
    NWA still my all Time Favorite Group!!!!
    Do that Phukkin' Album & get Ren outta Retirement & Kick Dre's Azz!!!!

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