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. kcsongi avatar

    On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:56 AM, kcsongi said:

    I agree with you.But besides these new whack rappers,there're others to who try to keep the west coast alive,like The Game,Bishop Lamont.You should make a collabo with Bishop that wolud be dope.Keep it gangsta.

  2. bab avatar

    On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM, bab said:

    Bishop Lamont - Why U Wanna Piss Me Off

    "push these old ass hater ass nxggaz of their wheel chair"

    speak on it!

  3. bab avatar

    On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 3:08 AM, bab said:

    Bishop Lamont speaking on Cube and the "old west"

  4. RB avatar

    On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:33 AM, RB said:

    Cube being a pioneer in so many facets I know like others know your truly Don Mega with that being said I really have some great ideas as well and of course I would love to really sit and talk with you for reason of you being the man that you come off being doing all that I possibly can however I know I need help with my direction as far as having someone that gives a fuck about a real man on some real man business if this is one comment that you reply to surely it will be a blessing plus another great business venture I just need that one shot man I know I'm close to a gold mine with no equipment to dig up the Gold I remember as a young fella listening to your albums an they was my theme songs over an over again this time I need that sit down an I feel I deserve it not coming off cocky but but would that word be if you didnt put that demostration down by showing the whole world you was worth it and I bought it because I like what was being sold just this one time you ask for the real like I listen laughed and pondered the real from your thought provoking topics to silly as movies I listened over an over again through your busy schedule humbly I ask you for the chance of your time my deepest regards

  5. gangsta brazil avatar

    On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 4:55 AM, gangsta brazil said:



  6. Niecey avatar

    On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM, Niecey said:

    Yea Cube, I truly enjoy reading your blogs. I'm excited about hearing your full album when it drops and seeing you in concert again. Hey, when are in performing in Detroit and are you planning on doing a meet & greet, autograph signing or something similar? Peace!

  7. Dubiuz avatar

    On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Dubiuz said:

    aiight i got a lot of shit to spit out
    first off and close to home, eazy-e dies from aids about 4 months after he was diagnosed from hiv, he had frequent visits to the doctor because of his bronchitis so if he had contracted hiv earlier it would have been found. the only way for hiv to jump to full blown aids that quickly, when it normally takes years, is a direct injection into the bloodstream.
    biggie smalls and tupac both had police and fbi officers around when they died, presumably a setup by mob pyro Suge Knight because he owed pac 10 million in royalties. the officers at the scene were never questioned.
    the fbi started monitoring hip hop when it arose around the same time as the black panthers. question is, are you ever afraid that your honesty will get you in trouble?

  8. player avatar

    On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:52 AM, player said:


  9. raidernation78 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 8:28 AM, raidernation78 said:

    Cube you are what hip-hop is missing. I've been a fan since N.W.A. As a forty year old who still loves hip-hop it's fucked up to see what has happened to this music. Whatever is hot this week or month every motherfucker jumps on it there is no originality. Thank you for blessin us with new music and keep it comin. All you youngsta's who listen to cube learn that he never flipped for record sales and he is very lyrical. STAY TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE AND HIP-HOP WILL GROW DON'T TRY TO BE LIKE ANOTHER MOTHERFUCKA BE YOURSELF!!!!!

  10. dnh3one avatar

    On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 9:13 PM, dnh3one said:

    Teachin 9 year olds the triangle offense lmao.

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