Ice Cube On Working With The Bomb Squad: "I Was Lucky"

Ice Cube recalls collaborating with Public Enemy-producers, The Bomb Squad on his 1990 debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted."

During the video shoot for his upcoming release, “Drop Girl” (featuring 2 Chainz and Red Foo), Ice Cube discussed collaborating with The Bomb Squad on his 1990 solo debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. In an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, Ice Cube says that being a West Coast emcee collaborating with an East Coast production team at that time was “a big step.”

“I didn’t think it was risky,” Ice Cube says. “I didn’t think it was taking a risk at all. I thought I was lucky at the fact that they wanted to work on my project. They were the hottest producers on the East Coast without a doubt. I felt like I couldn’t get [Dr. Dre] who was the hottest producer on the West Coast, so having them, I was lucky. I was a big fan of their music. I was a big fan of [Public Enemy]. I was a big fan of the music they produced. It all was kind of like a dream come true. It all came together.” 

After beginning his career as part of the seminal, N.W.A, Ice Cube left group in the summer of 1989. Reportedly he’d hoped that Dr. Dre would still produce his solo debut. When Dr. Dre was not available to produce the album, Cube then attempted to enlist 3rd Bass producer, Sam Sever for AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. Server reportedly ditched the meeting, which afforded Cube the opportunity to collaborate with Public Enemy

Ice Cube also discussed his approach to creating new music. 

“I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel at all,” Cube said to DX exclusively. “I’m just trying to be up to date with my topics, with my flow. Just kind of remembering what Hip Hop was initially here for—it was to talk about what was going on. So, West Coast hardcore gangster shit.”

Watch the full video below. 

8 Comments

  • What

    man Ice cube haven been hard scien it was a good day, this nigga better leave the rapp game and stick to making movies man, he straight wack NOW

    • LOL

      You have to be out of your damn mind to call Ice Cube "Wack" son... You should leave Rap and Hip Hop alone, its not for you. Stick listening to RNB or sum shit Every one of Ice Cubes album has been a bomb. I bought his last 3 albums they dope

  • Pauline Estell Longley

    Thank you for asking me

  • eNeS

    great album.i have buy this cd and death certificate and predator too.one of best album from one of best rapper.BIG RESPECT from SLOWAKIA

    • eNeS

      dont care your opinion,i can listen what i want and if you dont like it,not reply to my comment.i dont care about you.what do you know about slovak rap?(one of best in europa)

    • Anonymous

      rap music is for black americans only. u know them niggas dont respect u. u just the only fools gullible and late enough on the trend to give them they paper

  • Anonymous

    yeah nigga you were Lucky, now go back to make some wackass movie.

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