Ice Cube Provides Update On N.W.A. Movie, Current Relationship With Dr. Dre

Ice Cube gives a glimpse at what will be covered in the N.W.A. documentary, while dismissing imitators.

As he prepares to release his tenth solo full-length, Everythang's Corrupt, Ice Cube spoke about his music, film and endorsement career with The L.A. Weekly.

During the interview, Cube was pressed about his relationship with N.W.A. band-mate, Dr. Dre. Throughout the last 27 years, the pair have maintained a curious history. Once in "the world's most dangerous group" together, they were quick to diss each other in 1990 and 1991, during Cube's departure from the group and Ruthless Records. The Boyz N' The Hood star famously made a cameo in Dr. Dre's own solo breakout The Chronic, in the "Let Me Ride" video. In the decade that followed, the pair would collaborate on "Natural Born Killaz," an early glimpse at the later-shelved Helter Skelter collaborative album. At the turn of the millennium, the two reunited once again, with MC Ren and Snoop Dogg (n/k/a Snoop Lion), in a two-song attempted re-vamp of N.W.A.

During the 2000s, again, Cube and Dre have had periods of promoting an association, before bouts apart.

Pressed about his current correspondence with his Compton, California friend Dr. Dre, Cube replied, "[We talk] every now and then. We're trying to put this N.W.A. movie together. This is the real one."

As for which film Cube was dismissing, it remains to be specified. There are two documentaries in production regarding the life of Eazy-E and his Ruthless Records label, where both Dre and Cube were once artists. One film is allegedly going to produced by Eazy's daughter. Cube did stress that his F. Gary Gray-directed biopic in pre-production is the only authentic account of the group. "That other [N.W.A.-related film] that you heard about was bullshit. This is the official one. We're taking it to the nooks and crannies, I think deeper than any other article or documentary on the group. These are the intimate conversations that helped forge N.W.A. To me I think its interesting to anybody who loves that era and I don't know any other movie where you can mix Gangster Rap, the FBI, L.A. riots, HIV, and fucking feuding with each other. This movie has everything from Darryl Gates and the battering ram."

The full, three-page interview with Ice Cube is available at The L.A. Weekly.

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59 Comments

  • pewpew

    I farted and shit my pants....swag

  • Anonymous

    this is gonna be crazy. a film on a great group and just the culture in general is what hip hop needs. maybe ppl can put out quality records

  • Anonymous

    finally can't wait for the movie just look at these niggaz wit attitudes

  • Anonymous

    i want a nicki minaj sextape

  • Anonymous

    NOBODYB GIVES A FUCK BOUT NWA AND CHUCK D WE WANT THE RICKY ROZAY MOVIE

    • Kim B.

      You need to care about the artists that helped paved the way. Some of this new stuff is fake wanna be gangsters & lyrics nobody understand. Enough about what b--- somebody had sex with, how much money u make & baby momma drama, who cares? Stick with how it really is out here while giving us something to dance to. Originality is always the best!

    • This

      Is why america is doomed.

  • Anonymous

    Of course he "fell off" you idiots he's old as fuck and rich as fuck. But once upon a time he was the shit. So, recognizzzzze.

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  • Anonymous

    Questlove is a porch-monkey. fACt

  • Pimp C's Ghost

    I was listening to WC, cause he seemed like the only nigga making sense to me.

  • uBestNotMiss

    The Chronic to this day remains my most influential album ever. Made me a fan of the game. I went bananas when i heard natural born killaz off the murder was the case OST. Bow Down to me is a classic. it wasnt lyrical but it was poignant, catchy, and delivered tons of memorable lines i miss those days

  • Anonymous

    Damm I miss Eazy, sure lyrically he wasn't a beast or anything but he was a real nigga and gangsta to the bone. R.I.P.

  • zerocool6687

    One more thing for all those chiming "studio gangstas".. where the fuck you from and how much dirt you done? Fuck I grew up in a trailor park and was doing dirt till I went to college in my early 20s and I am willing to bet most of these guys (Dre, Ren for sure and to some extent Cube) had it a lot rougher than I did. You don't have to bang to be effected by a shitty neighbourhood man. As a kid I was into fightin and BNEs and all kinds of stupid shit, I am sure these guys did the same crap but because of who was in their neighbourhoods I bet it was harder for them. In the end my guess is most calling them fakes are living in the same suburban home of their parents that they grew up in.

    • Anonymous

      who cares about your life? Whoa so you think ice cube and dr dre had some fights. so that makes them tough. The only fight Dre had when he beat up that female newsreporter. And besides as hiphop listerners we not the once who claim that we are hustlers etc. so bitch shut the fuck up!

    • Anonymous

      "In the end my guess is most calling them fakes are living in the same suburban home of their parents that they grew up in." Co-sign 100%

  • Fossie

    NWA and family for life!!!!!!Fuch the haterz and @dentaldemboy kill yourself !!

  • Anonymous

    No Vaseline.....lmao!! Cube did the best thing for himself. He left Ruthless records. This song told Dre....stick to producing and ever since....Dr. Dre blew up....

  • My Name

    Ice Cube became a sell-out. I can't take his music serious anymore.

    • zerocool6687

      See a lot of hate on this board for these guys and it's fucking baffling! Maybe it's cuz I grew up on N.W.A. or I understand what these guys did to make them successful in more than just music. Dre has been a part of 3 empires now... Cube has been one of the most successful and prolific solo emcees all time in the game. What you mad because he wanted to make movies his fucken kids could enjoy? That shit wasn't for you ya dumb fuck. Bet you loved Friday tho? Boyz N the Hood? Higher Learning envoked a bunch of emotion I bet. These two have been at the forfront of Hip Hop for the better part of three decades and you have the fucken nerve to say who cares? That probably why Hip Hop has become a joke... no one respects their roots. I see people dissing KRS because he constantly calls out the mainstream and people talk like he fell off. Maybe Dre and Cube don't fit your library because it is not dumbed down enough to be YMCMB crap and other garbage along those lines but thats on you. N.W.A.s importance to the genre cannot be overstated. They helped shape everything you like today but unlike you... they have grown up. You say they sold out? What's more ridiculous... them doing what they do now or them still releasing very angry Ghetto music while they have moved their families to safer neighbourhood and are in their 40s? FUCKING IDIOTS!

  • Jackson

    Thank God for NWA. I could care less if they where studio gangsters. They where the first true voice speaking for black folks, since the 60's no one has stood up and told how we where being treated. This was the hottest $hit on the planet and everybody of all colors could relate. So &uck you cause I'm be NWA a nigger fo Life!!!!!!

  • MGRUPPE.COM

    "GANGSTER-RAP" IS A TERM INVENTED BY THE MEDIA - NWA CALLED IT "REALITY-RAP". SURE IT WAS ENTERTAINMENT, A STREET REPORT WITH ROLE-PLAY, BUT NOT FAKE. EAZY-E WAS NOT A ACTOR.

    • Anonymous

      studio gangsters ruined rap

    • Blackreign

      Your correct sir, He was a "Jewish Cock" loving self hating blackman, who degraded our sisters...Fuck Easy E R.I.P.

    • zerocool6687

      "we started this gangsta shit, this tha mutha fucken thanks we get" - HELLO, N.W.A. Point is they adopted the moniker and made it their own a long time ago. "Aint nuthin to it, Gangsta Rap made me do it" - Ice Cube, again reaffirming that concept and also trying to make a point of how the media has portrayed the music in the publics eye.

  • Rick Ross's Bawls

    Can't wait for Dre + Ja Rule's 'Beats, Rhymes and Ja Rule'. Dre overdubs every track from the classic Tribe album with lo-fi prison-cell tape recordings of Ja groaning in his sleep. Q-Tip's verse are all replaced with new Ja darts. Backing vocals by the one and only Cappadonna.

  • Anonymous

    NWA were the first studiogangsters with exception of eazy e.

  • yardie

    waiting for that public enemy biopic ...Chuck D just has to give it the go ahead.

  • The Bitch in You

    Those this old nigga still rap? Remember this bitch said burn Hollowood burn in a song with Public Enenemy and now bitch Cube has gone Hollywood with wack and immature movies.

    • jmp_design

      You're funny. He's successful in business in tons of different facets of entertainment and you're going to scoff at it? He's laughing to the bank while you troll other Internet Message Boards

    • Anonymous

      you're calling him old but still writing old news

  • Bigo

    The greatest ever. In my humble

  • nigga creep

    These niggas was so cold, its stupid. All they solo shit was killer. M.c. ren shit was hood as fuck. Lol you cant even compare niggas like cube,dre,eazy n ren to these weak ass niggas today like future,gucci,keef,french lol!!!!

    • Anonymous

      'In Da Alley'-MC Ren>>>>>>>

    • The Monster

      Yo those MC Ren solo albums were the shit! I remeber listening to NWA's second album and I was like yo let me check out ren's solo work... That shit was fire. He is super under rated tho!

  • Mortis

    Cube - stick to movies. You don't have it anymore Dre - get your ass bleached. Smells like jimmy iovine's dick

  • IROC

    ICE CUBE A GIANT IN THE GAME ! THE REST OF U BUSTERS NEED TO BOW DOWN !

  • Anonymous

    dude better start sucking ja rule dick if he want to stay relevant

  • dentaldamboy

    This will be alright but the Hot Boys movie will be better. The rags to riches stories of Birdman and Wayne are amazing.

    • bitchmadeniggakilla

      LOL killyoself asap.

    • d3

      smh at this nigga above me tho ^ i swear these stans get hornier and hornier by the day

    • KIM MARSHALL GARCIA

      NAH MAN THEY SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT EMINEM , HOLY SHIT THAT WOULD BE AN AMAZING MOVIE, ABOUT HOW HIS POPS LEFT HIM, EMINEMS PILL ADDICTED MOTHER, EMINEMS BULLYING AT SCHOOL, EMINEM PICKING UP THE PILL HABIT FROM HIS MOM, AND THE SCENE WERE HE PISTOL WHIPP SUM GUY FOR TALKIN TO KIM, ALL HIS TROUBLES AND HIS BEST FREIND PROOF DYING, AND HOW HE RUIND JA RULES CARRER, LOL,. YEH ANYWAY, MAKE A MOIE ABOUT MY DAD EMINEM THANKS

  • Anonymous

    NWA the first studio gangsters

    • Anonymous

      You niggas are singling out one nigga out of five??? Eazy was the only one out of there who really put in work and it was only for like 6 months or some shit, even though he loved to act like a triple OG. Ask Tweedy Bird Loc or any other gang nigga who was there back then.

    • N.W.A. Niggas Were Actors

      yeah Cube, Dre and Mc Ren were studiogangsters they never did shit in the streets only Eazy E did.

    • crunchy blac

      lol Eazy founded that group w dope money you weak ass nigglet!

    • Anonymous

      loll, this zooo

    • Hip Hop Fan

      That made no sense at all. Where the hell did Jay-Z's name even come up from? If you want to call someone fake it would have to be someone who grew up in the industry since 12 year's old like Wayne.

    • dentaldamboy

      Shut the fuck up you Jay-Z stan. We all know that Jay is most fake of all rappers.

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