Kokane Says Ice Cube Is "Doing Something Wrong And Foul" With N.W.A Biopic

Exclusive: Kokane says that Ice Cube should talk to Eazy-E children and Above The Law, among others, in order to properly tell N.W.A's story.

As a member of Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, G-funk pioneer Kokane helped the Godfather of Gangster Rap build a brand that would serve as the prototype for Hip Hop's independent label business model.

But with the buzzed about N.W.A biopic, which is being produced by Ice Cube's CubeVision production company, already in the casting process, Kokane worries that his former boss' legacy is being misrepresented.

In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, the west coast crooner says he refuses to sit idly by.

"We put a proposal together called 'Protecting the Ruthless Legacy' that we want to get on The Arsenio Hall Show," said Kokane, whose critically new album, Shut da F#@! Up & Cut Da Checc, hit iTunes Jan. 14. "We gettin' it done right now as we speak. Everybody's agreed. And it's gonna be beautiful to see. We'll have all [Eazy’-Es] kids come on, MC Ren, Big Hutch, Yella, J.J. Fad and we're gonna tell the real story because, Ice Cube, I don't fault you for doing this movie. You're a genius, and you show that stereotypes can be lifted off of us, but at the same time you are doing something that's wrong and foul. You're purposely leaving out certain information that is vital to the story."

Kokane said that Ice Cube is making a movie without getting the facts from the people that witnessed it first-hand.

"It's sad cause you see Cube, you see all these people doing this N.W.A movie honoring Eazy, but they're not even getting internal,” Kokane said. "They're lying saying that they're getting in touch with people, but Eazy's children didn't even get a phone call. I didn't get a phone call. Above The Law didn't get a phone call and it's like they're doing it for profit, but they're not doing it authentically from the heart. It's unethical and it's foul. it's like you don't care. You guys care about getting money. But you know the good thing about it: There's always hope out there to have the real story told. It's increments. You gotta go back and touch the people if you wanna get the truth, because there's so much blockage as far as capital. It's a story that if it's told right and somebody can crack open this thing wide enough, everything else is gonna be the prototype for every other story. Trust me." 

Kokane is looking to bring the West Coast full-circle with his new label, Bud E Boy Ent., which features a roster of artists and producers from various locations, including one that with ties to the past.

"I'm working with Eazy's son, E3, and he sounds just like his dad," Kokane said. "It's fitting because the way I'm running my company comes from the blueprint that Eric [Eazy-E's given name] started." 

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58 Comments

  • Steven Millan

    Too bad that the planned N.W.A. reunion didn't happen(as it was originally planned),for it's something that hip hop music(and all of music)could really need right now,and all of the very best to that in-the-wosk N.W.A. bio-movie,as long as everyone who's been in the group is properly represented,and it isn't a one sided take on the group and various incidents,such as the early 90s feud between Ice Cube and the other N.W.A. members(and Ruthless Records).

  • kj mustafa

    No one ever call me & i was there from the begining till the time of splitting up

  • RC

    Ice Cube's always been on the up when it comes to his music & business decisions. If I had to put my faith in one Individual to accurately tell the story of N.W.A. Cube's the man.

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    NIGGA FUCC DEM CHILDRENS NIGGAZ AINT SHIT LILTTLE EASY E GREW UP IN HOLLYWOOD NIGGA A FAKE AZZ CRAKK BITCH, FLOPPED N DROPP OFF 2 LABELS NIGGA IS LAME E3 IS WACK AS FUCC, CUZZ CUDNT EVEN RAP LIKE HIS POPS IF HE TRY NIGGA SO FUKK THEY KIDDS NICCA, R.I.P EAZY E FOREVER MY NIGGA COMPTON HOLD IT DOWN FOR U BRUH

  • C619

    I missed the part where Kokane and Eazy E's children were part of NWA. :-/ Why would the FOUNDING MEMBER need to check with people who weren't even there, furthermore, weren't even born yet, for fact checks?

    • kJ Mustafa AKA Ruthlessog kj

      this is true the only kid i had with me was derrick E-3 he was every where we shot vidios i was Eazy"s Bodyguard from time we started up to time tamika fired all ruthless staff to bring in her crew

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  • RGeezy

    Cats will do and say anything to promote their albums nowadays.

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    Apparently they skipped the entire text editing process on this article

  • Money First

    Kokane sound stupid as hell! Cube lived the N.W.A. experience and was a main part of the group so if anybody can tell the damn story he can....Fuck outta here!!!

    • KJ MUSTAFA

      YES CUBE WAS THE MAINE ONE INVALVED IN THE PARTTING OF THE SHIPS HE WAS NOT GETTING THE SAME RESPECT THAT EAZY WAS.INFACT BIG HUTCH CAN VOUCH FOR THIS WHEN WE WOULD GO TO MALLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WOULD GET THESE OUT BUREST FROM CUBE! IM NOT EAZY IM ICE CUBE. AND AFTER OUR TOUR WHEN THE GUYS WERE GETTING HOMES FROM JERRY HE SEAID FUCK NO HE NEEDS HIS MONEY DROVE OFF IN HIS WHITE SUZKIE NOW HE HAS THE LAST WORDS HE IS A STAR ON THE BIG SCREEN AND EAZY IS THE LEGONED

  • Dapstylz

    FOOL! This is an NWA movie not a Rutheless Records movie.

  • Anonymous

    He would have a point if it was a movie about Eazy E only. So naturally we can only get so much out of each member to fit into a movie. If it was a miniseries I would get Eazy's camp more involved but it's a movie and some things will have to be omitted by priority basis. If he has a problem then make your own movie and stop bitching, and at least hit up kickstarter.

  • Pomona Ain't Shit

    Says the nigga who wasn't even part of the group. LMAO, light skinned niccas always talking trash.

  • Anonymous

    My Man is mad he didn't get casted as DJ Yella...

  • Anonymous

    yyall know DAMN WELL Cube's name is only attached to this film TO SELL IT. But the reality is, there is a boardroom full of old white socalled jewbats omitting certain information for the agenda's sake... Ice cube is just the spokesperson. Is ice cube a sellout uncle tom? yell yeah. but he is not the main antagonist here

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  • Wilma Ballsdrop

    Based on the comments, none of you know what you are talking about. Kokane was there. He was signed to Ruthless and was there to witness it all. I can understand where Kokane is coming from.

    • KJ MUSTAFA

      YES KOKANE WAS THERE WITH US TOURING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY & IN LONDON WHERE THE CROWED CALLED FOR MORE ABOVE THE LAW & KOKANE THAY ROCKED ENGLAND LIKE THE BEATLES STANDING ROOM ONLY IN BRIXTON ACADMEY.

  • Anonymous

    Kokane works at Burger King part time

  • WTF this dude smokin

    WTF this dude talm bout.. What you smoked before this interview dude...!!! Ice Cube Dr Dre Ren and Yella know the true story His kids wasnt even talking bout the time eazy died..! Its always the broke hating ass suckas that wining about the so called truth.!!!! Truth is Eazy was a legend in LA.. Truth also tell us Eazy and that old Jew PIMPED the fucked out of NWA...they were the only ones eating..!! They should be happy Cube isnt taking the truth to the scene..! Cuz Eazy was a good guy for the community.!! but he was also a shady ass mf.!! That dude never wrote one song of his mf LIFE..! his first solo album was 99.9% written by cube..! wtf get cube and dr dre from all the production and writing for al that shhit.!!!! Nothing a couple dollars while jerry hella and eazy where getting all the label money.! At the end of the day these so called friends and family fromn day one they need to look at the FACTS.!!!

    • ETK

      Dude's name "Kokane" dawg, don't expect anything reasonable to come out of his mouth.

    • Anonymous

      @kunaai: ITS A NWA BIOPIC DUMBO...NWA...

    • kunaai

      actually Kokane was in Ruthless since day 1 basicly when cube and dre left they didn't talk to eazy no more till the day when Eazy was in hospital, so u r dead wrong ma man sayin that cube know the truth. BG Knocc out, Dresta, ATL, Loeasta etc. They are the people who knows the truth about Ruthless record not Cube and Dre they were with eazy only for a sec. They dissed and didn't talk with eazy for years. So why they makin movie about eazy ? what they can say about eazy behind N.W.A ? i tell u what, Nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Above the Law, I understand, but what would Eazy's children really have to contribute? I think the oldest is like 24 years old, which have made him 1 in 1990....they would be too young to even know what was going on...

  • Anonymous

    If this is going through, I hope they get unknowns to play the parts like with Biggie's movie. I would hate to see the guy from Everybody Hates Chris playing Eazy and Jennifer Hudson playing Michel'le

  • IROC

    Ice Cube was there point blank you cant cram Eazy E entire life in a movie or the other members , and dont be fouled Jerry Heller was a devil who attempted to pimp NWA, and Ice Cube exposed this guy and later the other members jump ship, Eazy stayed on because he was getting paid , RIP EAZY but he was human and made mistakes like we all do no one is perfect in life

  • Mr. Ceeeee

    What's 'wrong and foul' is not giving it up to you homies! Valentine's Day is coming next week. Don't forget to show some love for your true homies or kiss your daddy on the lips!

  • Anonymous

    It's Hollywood, Kokane. Of course Cube wants to see a profit. Biopics get smoothed over all the time. If you aren't involved in the making of it then just shut the fuck up.

  • Anonymous

    It is kind of crazy to have a guy who shit all over the group on his way out in charge of telling the whole story. Either way I'm sure it will be entertaining, but I expect them to make Jerry Heller out to be the anti-christ and Eazy as the Sam Jackson House slave in "Django".

  • Blink Blink

    Let's see..... Kokane butt hurt cause Cube hasn't contacted the B team of Ruthless. Its an N.W.A. Biopic (i.e Cube, Dre, Yella, Ren [R.I.P. Eazy]) and if anybody wanted to say something grimey how about Arabian Prince and the D.O.C. Please stop wit the madness!!!!

    • Anonymous

      It does matter if it's the "B team". The fact of the matter is these guys were still working with NWA during the NIGGAZ4LIFE era when he left and could have insight that Cube would never have without some contact with these guys.

    • Anonymous

      exactly...spot on post....

  • Anonymous

    what the fuck happened to lil eazy-e my ninja?

  • Joe

    someone is a little butt-hurt that they arent involved with a movie that he has NO reason to be part of #CornyAssNigga

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