BET, TNT & ESPN

Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:04 PM By: Ice Cube

What up fam? This is the Grand Wizard...
My Japan trip would've been perfect if it was for the messed up sound in Fukuoka. For some reason the man on the sound board put a "gate" on my music (a gate keeps it from peaking) so it kept clipping. But me and WC got through it like the pros that we are. The rest of Japan was riped out the frame. Toyko is still smokin'. The Japanese keep it gangsta.

I had a few days at the house before leaving again. This year my mother's birthday landed on Mothers Day. She asked me and my brother to go to church with her. Being the good son that I am, I made her happy. After church, we went to my grandmother's house where my sister cooked us brunch. Ate good, kisses and hugs, everybodys happy...now back to work.

Monday I flew to the ATL to do The Mo'nique Show for BET and Inside the NBA for TNT. We got in at midnight so I just crashed out. It's a big day tomorrow my documentry will premiere on ESPN.

I woke up and did a half a day of phone interviews about my tv show "ARE WE THERE YET" starring Terry Crews on TBS June 2nd. Then I had to rush over to the Mo'nique Show to do a on camera rehersal of my performance. Her crew is very professional and her set is one of the best I've seen. Next thing I know, it was show time. Mo'nique showed me alot of love and respsect which I appreciate. We did 2 segments before Terry Crews and Essence Atkins came out and sat on the couch. Terry got his boogie on and the crowd went crazy. After a quick change it was time to hit the stage. I did "I REP THAT WEST & IT WAS A GOOD DAY" They loved it. Crazy Toones broke the turntables down and we were off to do Inside the NBA.

I've been up there about 3 or 4 times so it's like going to see your homies at work. We kick it in a control room with about 50 tv monitors playing every sport you can think of. My documentary Straight Outta L.A. even played on one screen. It's cool because everybody in there from me, Charles, Kenny and Ernie are all taking shit about sports, teams, owners and players. The game on the main monitor is the Celtics blowing out the Cavs. At halftime we tape our segment with me and Terry Crews. Didn't know they wanted me to shoot free throws or I would've warmed up. My son Shareef clowned me for missing a few. But a few did drop for me so it wasn't all bad.

I wanna thank everybody who purchased my single I REP THAT WEST. The video dropped this week and I'm getting good feed back. People are loving the quality and I'm loving the people. Look for "DRINK THE KOOL-AID" to drop next right here on icecube.com I gotta mix and master it this week. I've been performing off the ruff mix of it.

I'm home for a few then off to New York for more press on the tv show and the album. Look for summer tour dates. Why go out with Limp Bizcuit? Fred is the homie and his show is dope. Just come out and see for yourself.
Q&A time:
Yes, Maylay is on my record
Why me and Dre don't find time to do a whole album? Dre has to do the music. If he's not feeling it yet. The project doesn't get done.
The Good In The Hood project? I jumped off the project when they tried to shoot some shows without me.
Kim doesn't do press because she's not the one in the business. Nuff said.

Keep it gangsta ya'll

  1. raiderett1 avatar

    On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM, raiderett1 said:

    JUST SHOWING SUM LOVE CUBE KISSES

  2. revdaalkaholik avatar

    On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 6:57 PM, revdaalkaholik said:

    cube, xzibit and king tee would be an awesome trio, now u really talking bout true westside kings but thats me,hate if u wanna

  3. WestSiiiiide avatar

    On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM, WestSiiiiide said:

    Just curious... why would you want to use, call yourself, something like "The Grand Wizard" that has such a hateful history to it?? I am a bit surprised.

  4. Halloway avatar

    On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Halloway said:

    Hey Cube.. just wanted to message you.. been feelin the new album and what I've heard.. my clothing line just came out with a new line inspired by the west, and we thought we'd send you somethin.. no charge, just thought it'd be a good fit with your album and everything.. if you want to check some of the shirts out

    http://halloway.tumblr.com/post/626473208/westward-bound-preview

    Let us know what you like, and we'll send it out.. info@wearehalloway.com

  5. Justp94 avatar

    On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Justp94 said:

    Hmm.... I wonder if Cube's next single should be the track he is workin on with dre? Hmmm

  6. C.H.A.C.H avatar

    On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM, C.H.A.C.H said:

    What up Cube
    I grew up in EAST LA and Ive been a fan since 88/89..my sister had straight outta compton on cassette she bought at swap meet (Probably bootleg) I was 11 years old back then. Something bout Gangsta Gangsta had me in a trans. Me and my boy ditched class to buy kill at will ep, and had to pay some dude extra $ to buy it for us cus music+ wouldnt sell it to minors. It was worth it.
    Question: U adressing AZ BS on album?
    Question: I rep that west remix Snoop and Game?
    Question: Are OMG & Doughboy on the album? I'd like to hear what they bringin to the table. Doughboy got down on here he come

  7. Phaedrus avatar

    On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Phaedrus said:

    Nice work on the documentary, Cube. I'd love to see you do another one in the future. In the meantime I'll wait for the DVD to release and purchase Straight Outta LA when it drops.

    Gabe Hart did a great job on the video too. Congrats to him for making a classic, west coast, original video. Although I will say the audio was a little muddled for the edited version.

    Too bad Good In the Hood fell through cause that sounded like a good idea for a TV show where people get to the see the "other" side of the neighborhood and its inhabitants. Maybe something else will come up.

    Young Maylay is on the record=fuck yes!!

    Sorry Cube, but I had to laugh at your free throw shooting on Inside the NBA...especially that first shot. Too funny...I'll cut you some slack though, dude. I'll let your son talk that shit.

    One question: do you plan on releasing a special version of I Am The West, i.e. Best Buy/ITunes Bonus tracks, autographed copies, accompanying DVD, T-Shirt, or something to go with the physical CD? You know it's a tough sales climate out here. Seems like everybody is doing a little something extra. Peace...

  8. Charlene avatar

    On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Charlene said:

    just found out that your show with limp bizkit is cancelled in t.o. :( i had floor tickets & was looking forward to it ... can you still come do a show without them in the summer?

  9. chronicfiend avatar

    On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:16 AM, chronicfiend said:

    yo cube..you think we can get one of them video blogs from inside aftermath studio featurin the good ole doctor, a studio session or som shit like that...i came across this NWA vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDE1QMA4ek ...the chemistry is unbelievable, unfortunatley it was filmed after you left, but all that shit wouldve been the same...that shit just don't exist anymore, you agree? I mean, whens the last time you saw Dre like that, somethin died in him, and all of you wen NWA broke up. You should show him that vid or som shit and bring back back the old Dre and the old you and bring back that love for music. I know everyone was young back then but shit changed soon after that vid and nothin has ever been the same since..NWA was more than a rap group, more like a fuken brotherhood..i couldnt imagine any studio these days with that kinda openness, its all business now..what you gotta say about all of this Cube?

  10. IceBunGameNas avatar

    On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM, IceBunGameNas said:

    Cube a have a question are you racist??

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