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,

  1. kcsongi avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 4:16 AM, kcsongi said:

    That's great news.Keep it GANGSTA!!

  2. MaxFire avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 3:57 AM, MaxFire said:

    in Japan ofc :D

  3. MaxFire avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 3:16 AM, MaxFire said:

    nothing to say except Keep it Gangsta .

  4. tha best ice cube fan avatar

    On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 1:06 AM, tha best ice cube fan said:

    cube come please in GERMANY!!

  5. Billooh avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM, Billooh said:

    Lakers is the best...the interview was cool too .... 0hh JAPAN tour? now i can't wait for you to do a tour to EUROPE:............ DENMARK!!!.......

    Hey i BOUGHT that I REP THAT WEST from www.icecube.com... thanks cube... that shit were in top quality!!! and banging!!!...........

    Now i can't wait for you & Dre's collab!

    Can't wait for your next blog...

  6. galaxie19 avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM, galaxie19 said:

    Im a fan of your shit cube .i been doin remixes wit yo beats.Cant wait for your album im gon cop that shit.love from mexico.

  7. JeremyGroth avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 11:02 PM, JeremyGroth said:

    good to hear from you cube and good to hear about the Dre song coming together.

  8. Mr. Paul Longino avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Mr. Paul Longino said:

    good luck on the tour keep it gangsta! when can see cube in our neck of the woods? Midwest!

  9. Lmareeb avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Lmareeb said:

    I liked the concept for your ESPN documentary. You should turn it into a series and do a few others linking sports, fashion, and hip-hop. (i.e. Yankee fitted caps, the old starter jackets, etc.)

    Saw you and your wife at Tribeca. It's always nice to see black love. I've never seen her in an interview. I remember when VH1 did a special on hip hop wives. She was mentioned but there were no comments from her. Is she media shy or is she just not interested in the nonsense? Just curious. I would like to know how she feels about your son rappin' and the content of his lyrics.

    Peace, love, and continued success.

  10. Justp94 avatar

    On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Justp94 said:

    Nice to here video coming soon! One question though... Emi Music will post it on their Youtube channel right? That is where most of ya vids are Cube...

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