I AM THE WEST (part 2)

Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM By: Ice Cube

I knew, as soon as I named my record, I AM THE WEST… Suckas would come out the wood work and have something to say about it. First of all, it’s true. I am the west. I have a few O/G’s in hip-hop that I show respect to for help starting the West Coast movement. Like Ice-T, Dr. Dre, King Tee, DJ Pooh, DJ Quik, Too Short, MC Eiht and everybody from NWA of course. But the rest of these MC’s out here are some how some way just branches on the NWA tree. So basically, if you didn’t have a record out before 1986…you probably can’t tell me shit.
Anyway, back to the business at hand. The first single off the record is called, “I Rep That West”. It’s a fuckin’ banger. This one might be too West Coast for the West Coast. It’s getting mastered as we speak. You’ll be able to hear it and buy it first right here on icecube.com. We shoot the video on the 17th. I would give you guys the concept but I’mma save that and let you see it for yourself. Now I know it seems like my record is West Coast crazy…yeah it is. But I got a lot of real shit to say on this record just like I always do. So my political fans won’t be disappointed. But sometime the Big Dog gotta piss on a few trees to let these puppies know what it is. They can’t fuck wit me lyrically or physically. They all talks shit from a distance cause they know, I may do comedies but I ain’t no joke.
I wanna take time and thank all the Westsider Riders who’ve been hitting me up with love in your messages. You fuel my fire and desire to never retire. I look forward to hearing from everybody who’s truly down. It’s been a few days since my last blog. A lot of things have been going down. I skipped both of those movie premieres. I can‘t deal with this Hollywood shit sometimes…too fake. But my daughter’s sweet 16 party was dope. Crazy Toones took them youngsters back to the 80’s. She loved it. I had to coach my son’s basketball team’s playoff game. His coach had to go out of town. It’s hard to get 9 year olds to understand the triangle offense. So the outcome was not a W. My son had a good game so I was proud of him anyway. I went to the Lakers vs. Nuggets. Ron Artest finally earned his money by shutting down Carmelo. Even though the Nuggets had help from the refs. They still got their asses kicked. Kobe is the real King not LeBron.
Today, I flew to Oakland to interview Al Davis for my 30 for 30 ESPN documentary. It was a very good interview. He’s a G. One on one with the hardest owner in sports. I respect Al, he does it his way. At some point, I will post my whole interview with him on my site.
As you know I’m starting to use my twitter account. Don’t look to hear from me until I got something interesting to say. Updates about what’s going on with the music or the movies. Too much chatter is nerve racking. Now, I wanna answer a few questions you have for ya’ boy…
Beats by Dre? Not yet. Haven’t asked him, but I will.
Any collabos? Not yet. It’s only room for one star on this record. But I might make room. It has to be organic. I don’t do collabos just to do them. That’s record company shit.
New Westside Connection? Nothing planned. But just for the record. I own the rights. I put Mack-10 in the Connect gang, he didn’t put me in. That’s my shit.
Is Eazy’s wife dropping 60 unreleased songs from him? I don’t know. I’ll ask around.
Mid-West tour? Working on a promotional tour that’ll take me to the Mid-West.
Mixtape? I’m working on a mixtape with Crazy Toones for my sons OMG & Doughboy. They spit fire. Look for them on the home page of the site in a few days.
I’ll never be on Cribs.
Haven’t talked to Threat in 14 years. Don’t know where he’s at.
No beats by Terrence Martin on this record.
I heard Jerry Heller was teaching classes at USC & UCLA. He knows nothing about hip-hop.
Any advice to young actors? Make friends with a good casting agent. They’ll get you work.
Shot outs to: Dublin, Hawaii, Cleveland, Ottawa, Poland and Germany
P.S. Keep West Ridin’ and bumpin’ that gangsta ish. Oh yeah, I can help anyone with advice on anything, but don’t ask for money. It’s not happening.
Keep the poems and advice coming. We fam…
Keep it gangsta!
I AM THE WEST… it’s coming.

  1. #1 Irish Cube Fan avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 3:02 PM, #1 Irish Cube Fan said:

    i cant fucking wait for this shit to drop,oh and cube thanks for giving a shout out to my city DUBLIN IRELAND

  2. 74Bob G. avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM, 74Bob G. said:

    Greetings Cube: I'm glad 2 se that you are still the Ni@%$ you love 2 hate. Keep giving these false flaggers hell in the Hip Hop Biz till they head spin right. You and Scarface are dope artist out. Any thoughts on doing a venture with him sometime. Folks would love 2 hear that.

  3. Pere avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Pere said:

    Good for ya Cube, keep those west coast shit comin, thats what ppl want right now! ;) shout outs str8 from Poland man! come visit sometime, lot of ppl waitin for it ;)

  4. neilfy avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:26 PM, neilfy said:

    Jay2E said in a previous comment :

    "I read somwhere that you're about to diss Crooked I... I'd rather hear a collabo cuz he's the most talented out of those newer west coast artists.."

    i second that. crooked was dissing you and snoop a while back if i remember correctly, however it would no doubt be one helluva song with the 2 of you on it

  5. jdizub avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:03 PM, jdizub said:

    Thanks Cube for taking the time to post about your upcoming album. As for the haters who cares true supporters will ride wit until u stop making music, and even after then. Keep doing what u do.

  6. shon2775 avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM, shon2775 said:

    Cube that's whats up fuck the haters that don't like the title to the new record. I knew also that some of them that came after u would b mad. Fuck'em!! It's bout time u showed them who's the king of the west and rap is period!! Cube these niggas been taking shots at u from young rappers to olds ones sneak dissin and shit. I always rep u and your music from the start n these streets and still today to these young cats ,who think u wash up but don't know shit. Lebron is overrated to me he cold but he can't fuck wit Kobe. Kobe is the second comin of Jordan. Did u watch the Lakers and Heat game? Kobe and Wade went at it,if the rest of team would've came to play it would've been a easy win for LA. Can't wait for the playoffs to start. Glad to hear u still own the rights to the wscg. I knew mack 10 was full of shit and fuck Glasses Malone hating ass!!!! R your sons on the album? Will u do it like Lncl with videos for all the songs? Man this shit got me hype can't wait to hear I am the west and bang it this summer. What's up with the web site u and Dj pooh started? I hear the hunger and aggression n u Cube glad u coming for your top spot back . Stay up homie and fuck them haters who don't like it !! I AM THE WEST the return of the Don Mega haters ha ha

  7. Jay2E avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Jay2E said:

    What up Cube, I'm a big fan of yours & I know you gotta show that you're still the king of the coast to these younger artists. But couple of questions:

    Do you check out music from the new west artists outside your own camp? any favorites? other than Game..

    I read somwhere that you're about to diss Crooked I... I'd rather hear a collabo cuz he's the most talented out of those newer west coast artists..

    I heard your song on Trick Trick's album lil bit over a year ago. I'd love to see you workin with Detroit artists like him & Royce da 5'9'' more in the future.

  8. CaliProphet avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM, CaliProphet said:

    Been a fan since I heard "Straight outta Compton crazy motherfucka named Ice Cube"
    Never stopped, keep it banging and Ill keep listening. Thanks for reaching out here to the fans I will keep checking here

  9. WestSiiiiide avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:06 AM, WestSiiiiide said:

    been a fan since the 80's and never stopped listening.. keep it HARD - bangsta rap HARD - and stay away form (1) collabos (2) getting to R&B (3) the auto tune and ANY voice synthesizers. I AM THE WEST.. woot woot, living in San Diego I am ON the Wetside

  10. IceCube4Ever avatar

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM, IceCube4Ever said:

    I love your blogs cube.
    I think its awesome that u take the time to write ur fans :),
    What's your new video about??
    Keep ya head up cube, Much love and respect from florida

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