Japan ya'll...

Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:19 PM By: Ice Cube

What up fam?
Alots been going on since my last blog. Shit been movin' so fast I didn't have the time to write a decent blog until now. I did Jimmy Kimmel. Flew on a red-eye to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival. Then back to L.A. to hit Power 106 with Big Boy. Later that night went back in the studio with Dre. Hit a Lakers Playoff game. Finished a few edits on my video and now I'm in Osaka, Japan.

Jimmy Kimmel is always good to do. I think me and Jimmy have cool chemisty. But this time it was a little dry, cool but now our best sit down. They wanted me to stay and cook on stage with Paula Dean. When I heard they were cooking fried chicken...I was outta there. Ya right! Me and Kim hit the airport and a red-eye to New York City.

I hate red-eye flights. You think you'll get some sleep but never do. We had to hit the ground running too. Drop your bags, wash up and it's time to do press. All day interviews about my new documentary "Straight Outta L.A." for ESPN's 30 for 30 series. It's about the time when the Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994. That team moving to L.A. changed the look of Hip-Hop which changed the look of the world. We premiered the film at Tribeca to good reviews. Me. Myself, I don't care about reviews or previews. Opinions are like assholes, everybody got one...and they all stink! Back to L.A.

I did Big Boy's morning show on the 26th. The same day I dropped my single, "I Rep That West" (avaliable on icecube.com). I remember when Big Boy was the new DJ at Power 106 under the Baker Boys. Now he's nationwide. That's good to see. Big Boy is very funny to me. We chopped it up and talked about everything I got going on and it was all love. But my mind was on the studio session with Dre later on that night.

This time it was just me and Dre. You can see the pic on the home page. After we picked one of Dre's heat rocks, we started writing the song. We got alot more done this time then the last time and the song is bangin'. When I get back from Japan were going to get back in to finish the magic.

I just finished the edits on my new video. It will premiere on Yahoo this Monday. 24 hours after that, you can see it right here on icecube.com It's one of my tightest videos.

Now I'm in Osaka, Japan. We flew about 13 hours in total to get here with a layover in Tokyo. Japan is always dope. I like how good they treat each other here. I couldn't wait to get off the plane to hear what happen with my Lakers matchup vs the Thunder in game 6. With a tip in by Pau Gasol the Lakers win the series 4 - 2. With that, the world seems normal again.

Now it's 10:05 am Sunday morning in Japan. We're on our way to see the Sugar Shane vs. Floyd Mayweather fight. I got Shane, a California boy. I use ta really love Floyd but he ducked the Pac-Man. There's no running in boxing...oh yes it is. Tonight we work rock Osaka.

It won't take a month for my next blog. I promise.
If I mispelled anything, remember I'm a victim of the L.A. Unified School District.

Keep it Gangsta,
Cube

  1. Jack Da West avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Jack Da West said:

    That's Wassup Cube I'm a Victim of L.A. Unified School District to Cube....And Keep It Gangsta Cube!

  2. mav72 avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 12:24 PM, mav72 said:

    Cube, bigtony509 knows what's up... You and Sly Boogy on a song would be DOPE! Like I mentioned before, do an "I Rep That West" remix with him and Maylay... Shoot, you may even want to put Baby Down in the mix for that Jayo Felony feel.. For real!

    Anyway, I believe that they treat each other well in Japan because they are all one people. I believe that their country had a chance to stabilize before the imperialists came in. (you know who I'm talking about) Other countries, on the other hand, hadn't yet achieved this unified stabilization when the imperialists came in, therefore to this day these countries are stuck in limbo in various stages of turmoil not knowing how to govern their people and hating and killing the various parts of the whole... To make matters worse they sell WMD's to these various countries and now the WHOLE situation is F'd up...

    I can't wait for the album to drop... One more thing, you need to remind these internet roaches, "Keep your mouth shut if you don't know!" These fools be getting there facts and time lines twisted, trying to start sh*t....

    MAV

    Like I said before NOT THE RAPPER...

  3. Quel avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Quel said:

    Pac-man on that juice Cube. Floyd will beat this lil dude when they finally meet. My nigga just tryin 2 get the sport cleaned up. Gotta respect Floyd 4 that..... Anyway cant wait 4 the album my nigga..... Westside Lowriders Baby.

  4. oldskool48 avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM, oldskool48 said:

    Peace, Love, & Respect to U & yours. Keep it gangsta. Thanks for all the hard work, much appreciated. Is there a chance to send an item or two in to get signed? I know people sell shit on EBAY so U could sign it to the person that sent it. Maybe limit it to 2 items per year to keep the shit heads from fucking things up for the real fans. Thanks!

  5. bigtony509 avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM, bigtony509 said:

    Hey I think you and Sly Boogy should do a song together it would be Bangin

  6. neilfy avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM, neilfy said:

    I Rep That West is bangin man! looking forward to the video. can't wait to hear this track with Dre too.
    also still hoping you're gonna stop off in Scotland on your next tour :)

  7. shon2775 avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM, shon2775 said:

    What's up Cube first off I Rep That West is bangin, man u and Dre again thats what the game been missin cant wait to hear that shit . Cube is young maylay on the the album i hope so that dude can spit, also i hope your sons r on their also . with your success lately being indy i can c lench mob records blowing up you have a nice mix of emcee from vets like u and w.c. to underrated cat like maylay and up and coming ones like your sons plus hallway prodz doing some beats, yall have a nice team i hope you push it to the limit and make lench mob known for more then just Ice Cube and W.C. stay up Cube oh yeah im glad u bounce on paula dean that was some bull shit cookin fried chicken ,they know what they was doing its a shame how petty and racist people still are but you did right fuck the haters of all kind!!!!

    have safe good trip, peace!!!

  8. IceCube4Ever avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 7:48 AM, IceCube4Ever said:

    Thats great cube! I have been waiting for your next blog. Eveybody loves cube worldwide lol Whats it like in japan? Cant wait for the music video :) I love your blogs :) Much love and respect From Florida

  9. ICE CUBE BIG FAN avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 5:23 AM, ICE CUBE BIG FAN said:

    I am really glad that, Cube, makes time for us and writes from time to time, great things are comin'...its goin' to be a dope summer!Yay Yaaaaaay!!

  10. farisz avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 4:59 AM, farisz said:

    Good new Cube

    Cube can you tell people that kam aint your cousins and what really happened with Solo? I know he aint knocked you out

    What happpened to K-dee? He was a dope mc.

    Is there a chance you will work wit some of the members of the lench mob again?

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