They never shied away from controversy

Rock Hall induction and his Coachella set

Despite being one of the most recognizable figures in music, the hip hop pioneer and multifaceted entertainer Ice Cube didn’t raise as much as an eyebrow among fellow customers when he settled into a booth at a bustling Jerry’s Famous Deli near his San Fernando Valley home.

It’s a stark contrast from the scene hours later at Hollywood’s historic Chinese Theatre, where Ice Cube will walk the red carpet and pose for photos with his costars and fellow rap favorites replica louis vuitton Common, Eve and Nicki Minaj at the premiere of his latest movie, “Barbershop: The Next Cut.”

Right now, though, Cube would rather be under the radar. He only ever comes here for meetings cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk , he says, apologizing for the establishment’s lack of cool. He doesn’t bother eyeing the menu, nor does he remove his black Louis Vuitton sunglasses, which coupled with his familiar Raiders cap obscure most of his face. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. act, Guns N’ Roses. (Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., starred as him.)

Though critically lauded, accusations that the film shied away from the less heroic moments in the group’s history sparked fresh examinations of its lyrics, which were often rife with violence, misogyny and homophobia.

“Straight Outta Compton” took in $200 million globally. Its Academy Award snubs served as a flash point in the OscarsSoWhite backlash, and the film’s success reignited interest in the group’s stance against police brutality at a time when a generation of young black men and women some not even born when the group’s lightning rod anthem “F tha Police” was replica louis vuitton bags released in 1988 are pushing back against social injustice.

At 46, Ice Cube has gone from being a member of a group that proclaimed itself the most dangerous in the world to a solo rap star who helped define West Coast rap in the ’90s with stark Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags , clear eyed narratives of angry disenfranchised lives in the ghetto to a major Hollywood 1:1 replica handbags player, whose bona fides and broad reach have been proved multiple times over. He has produced and starred in multiple hit franchises including “Friday,” cheap replica handbags “Barbershop” and “Ride Along,” and his movies have grossed more than $1.8 billion at the box office.

Over lunch and between rehearsals for Coachella Cube opened up about his career moves and why rap is just as rock and roll as anything else. Why not?

It’s probably a little of everyone’s fault that it didn’t come together. It’s probably a good thing. When we all come back together, we want it to be enormous.

I don’t get nervous. You know what could really throw me off? Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags Messed up sound, a messed up production. Especially on that level. No matter how good your show is, you can’t beat [messed up] sound. That’s the only thing that makes me nervous or anxious. What was that moment like for you?

You know it’s always cool getting us back together. You get nostalgic. We’ve still got our voice and flavor and people want to see it. And that’s cool because we feel like it was something special, and it still is. It’s moments that you always remember.

There are groups you always want to see. I remember seeing Run DMC and Public Enemy for the fake designer bags first time and every time I can see them onstage after that I cherish it because I know it’s only a moment in time. Hopefully people look at us the same way.

Talks for a “Barbershop” movie had been ongoing since the second installment 12 years ago. Why now?

You can’t make a “Barbershop” movie and make it authentic unless you high quality replica handbags china talk about what’s really happening on the ground in Chicago. These youngsters are killing each other. That’s a good reason to make this movie. It’s not doing it because we can, it’s doing it because we should.

Last year was the 20th anniversary of “Friday,” the first of many successful franchises you’ve produced for an often underserved audience. Will another sequel ever get made?

It’s on New Line and Warner Bros. It’s solely on them. Do they want to pay for an ensemble with a lot of great comedians that are more expensive than they were then? Right now, the aaa replica designer handbags answer is “no,” so the movie won’t get made. It’s a shame I’d love to take the movie somewhere else, but they won’t give it up. Technically, they gave up “Ride Along” and “Straight Outta Compton.” They don’t want to give up nothing else, but they don’t want to pay for it either.

The success of “Straight Outta Compton” was astounding. The younger audience got a history lesson. They knew Cube from this , Dre from that. Some of them didn’t even know we were in a group together. It was a fake louis bag history lesson but it was so poignant because high quality designer replica handbags of what we were going through in the movie and kids are going through in the streets now. Look at Ferguson [Mo.], and 1:1 replica handbags so forth. It connected generations. Now people understood why we were doing the music we were doing.

Were you at any point affected by some of the film’s controversy? Specifically the reexamining of lyrics and the criticisms of misogyny.

No. The lyrics have been out there, plain to see, for 25 years. It is what it is. It was history. It was all a part of the fabric that made up what the group means to everybody. Controversy was part of the deal.

That’s what I love about how Universal handled it. They never shied away from controversy. They knew it was coming. We didn’t make the record without controversy, we’re not gonna make this movie without controversy.

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