During a recent interview, Ice Cube was asked about his take regarding 2014’s Best Rap Album Grammy going to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist over Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
“It’s typical,” Ice Cube says in an interview with the Associated Press as published by Billboard. “It’s the Grammys. What do you expect? But for them to pass up true skills for what could be fly-by-night success…I don’t want to dis anybody, but seriously.”
After this year’s Grammys, Macklemore, who won 4 Grammys at the event, said he felt Kendrick Lamar deserved to win instead. Macklemore posted a text message conversation where he told Kendrick Lamar he felt the TDE star was “robbed.” Macklemore also said that he and Ryan Lewis had an unfair advantage at the Grammys “due to race.”
Ice Cube Says There Needs To Be A Hip Hop Hall Of Fame
Cube also discussed how he feels regarding N.W.A being overlooked as a nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
“It sucks,” Cube says. “But it’s understandable. We really only had one album together. They had two albums as a group. I’m sure that groups that have been together longer can make a better argument. But this just lets you know how much we need a Hip Hop Hall of Fame of our own.”
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are reportedly working on an N.W.A biopic. Cube recently made comments regarding the film. He said he is pushing for one of his sons to play the role of Ice Cube in the film.
Ice Cube Announces Ride Along Sequel
Ice Cube, who has also had success in the film industry, is also planning a Ride Along sequel, he says.
“When the studio saw the preview numbers [for Ride Along], they were excited, so we are in good shape,” Cube says of the sequel. “It was something we weren’t expecting, but we have a script and we might be ready to shoot in June or July. The film has also done well in Egypt and Lebanon. Hopefully we’ll go to other territories, like hitting Australia with it.”
Earlier this year, Ride Along was #1 at the box office for several consecutive weeks.