New York, NY – Ice Cube lately sat down with Rob Markman as a part of Genius’ For The Record video collection. During the interview, the West Coast gangsta rap pioneer opens up about his long-awaited solo album Everythangs Corrupt and explains why he’s by no means afraid to talk his fact.
“You can’t be a protected rapper,” he says. “You gotta inform it how it’s. My information, no person’s exempt. Nobody will get a free move on my information. I’m in all probability gonna speak about one thing you don’t wish to hear and also you in all probability ain’t gonna like how I put it.
“But it’s gonna be actual and it’s not going to be completed to do nothing however assist you to move that second, assist you to by it. Or spotlight that you simply fuckin’ up. I’ve all the time been like that. To be capable to minimize by the bullshit.”
As the dialog turns to diss information, the Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem battle is introduced into play and Cube revisits his stance concerning his N.W.A diss report, “No Vaseline.”
After the MGK-Slim Shady beef popped off final September, followers of MGK insisted his “Rap Devil” diss observe was one of the best diss report of all time. Cube was fast to place them of their place, tweeting, “Yeah proper. One on one won’t ever beat one on 4 (plus Jerry Heller). Murdered the observe, killed the group. Game over.”
“That track was like a bowling ball,” Cube tells Markman. “Just knocked every thing down out the way in which. What am I gonna say? What the fuck am I gonna say? But it’s been some nice diss tracks, however I simply really feel like time, area, place, it was proper. I believe it’s actually timing that makes the battle. Where are the teams of their profession and the way sizzling are they on the time they go at it.”
He then provides a rundown on a few of his picks for greatest diss tracks, which — along with “No Vaseline” — contains Tupac Shakur’s “Hit Em’ Up,” LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells” and Kool Moe Dee’s response, “Let’s Go.”
“Some of my favorites is the unique ‘Rock The Bells,’ ‘Let’s Go’ with LL and Kool Moe Dee,” he says. “‘Let’s Go’ is loopy, too. ‘Jack The Ripper,’ nice report. Then you bought disses like Nas and Jay [‘Ether’ and ‘Takeover’], that’s simply loopy. Tupac, Biggie going again at it. ‘Hit Em Up’ was loopy.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Cube touches on his BIG3 basketball league and explains why “Jackin For Beats” was by no means a diss observe.
Watch the total interview up prime.