1. 5 Unexpected But Awesome Acts to Play HARD Summer

    August 04, 2017 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 HARD Summer is rolling out the red carpet for their 10th anniversary. The Los Angeles-based music festival boasts a strong 2017 lineup, featuring DJ Snake, Justice, Snoop Dogg, Dog Blood and several other top-tier headliners.  While the festival is ...

  2. When Shaq Attacks: Shaquille O'Neal's 6 Best Rap Moments

    August 01, 2017 11:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shaquille O’ Neal’s  rap skills should come at no surprise to any basketball fan. Back when he played for the Orlando Magic in the early '90s, Shaq spent his free time in the studio with a gang of hip-hop legends. From A Tribe Called Quest to I ...

  3. Ice Cube Talks BIG3, 'Death Certificate' Turning 25 & Kanye's 'Jesus Walks' Being 'One of the Most Radical Songs in Hip Hop'

    June 22, 2017 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Ice Cube , the month of June has been a busy one.  First, the 48-year-old born O'Shea Jackson netted a new deal with Interscope Records . Then, he re-released his hip hop opus Death Certificate for its 25th anniversary. Later, Cube schooled ...

  4. Ice Cube: Mobb Deep & Prodigy Represented 'Resurgence of New York Claiming the Streets Back' in Hip Hop

    June 21, 2017 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prodigy , one-half of the legendary rap duo Mobb Deep , passed away on Tuesday (June 20) due to complications from sickle cell anemia, a disease he battled with his whole life. Many artists, including Nas, Nicki Minaj and Prodigy's rap partner ...

  5. Ice Cube Explains Origin of His Rap Name, Gives Stephen Colbert a Hip-Hop Handle: Watch

    June 21, 2017 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ever wonder how Ice Cube got his rap name? Ever wonder what Stephen Colbert's hip-hop moniker might be? Those questions, plus many more were answered when the N.W.A. legend swung by The Late Show on Tuesday night (June 20) to talk about the 25t ...

  6. Ice Cube Teams up With Allen Iverson & Julius Irving for 'BIG3' Promo

    June 19, 2017 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Ice Cube 's  inaugural BIG3 basketball season ready to commence on Sunday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the revered MC decided to dish out a new promo video featuring some of the league's premier stars.  In the black-and-white v ...

  7. Ice Cube Says 'You Don't Get Here By Yourself' at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

    June 13, 2017 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you had told a 22-year-old O'Shea Jackson that one day he'd be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as Ice Cube among such fellow luminaries as Paula Abdul, W.C. Fields, Casey Kasem and Gwyneth Paltrow he might have uttered... someth ...

  8. Ice Cube Confronts Bill Maher Over Use of Racial Slur on 'Real Time': Watch

    June 10, 2017 7:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Maher returned to host his HBO show  Real Time  for the first time Friday night (June 9) after referring to himself as a “house n----er” in an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse during last week’s episode. One of his guests was  Ice Cube , who opene ...

  9. Ice Cube Will Still Appear on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' Following Show's N-Word Controversy

    June 06, 2017 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE:  A rep for Ice Cube confirmed that the rapper will appear on  Real Time . "Ice Cube will still appear on Bill Maher this Friday as scheduled to talk about the release of Death Certificate: 25th Anniversary edition, an album that was rec ...

  10. Ice Cube Gives Rap Fans a History Lesson on 'Only One Me'

    June 02, 2017 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate his new deal with Interscope , Ice Cube  releases his first record "Only One Me" off of his  Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition.  Over thumping drums, Cube reminds everyone of his West Coast background. "The West C ...

  11. Ice Cube Signs to Interscope Records, Will Re-Release 'Death Certificate' With Three New Songs

    May 25, 2017 4:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Ice Cube's hands are pretty full with the planning of his final installment of  Friday and the inaugural season of his BIG3 basketball league , his love for music still remains a priority. On Thursday (May 25), Interscope Records announc ...

  12. Ice Cube Talks Final 'Friday' Movie & Lays Down a Hard Hand-Check on James Corden: Watch

    May 17, 2017 8:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derulo also busted out some Michael Jackson moves and described his mom's reactions to his nasty songs. Everyone has a mom and sometimes you have to explain things to her, like what your single called "Swalla" is about, or why y ...

  13. Ultra Music Festival 2017 Day 2 Highlights: The Prodigy Destroys, Rap Guests Dominate

    March 26, 2017 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 3 Day two of Ultra Music Festival Miami 2017 was dominated by dope MCs. Everywhere you turned, hip-hop held it down, whether it was with legendary performances at the Live Stage or special guest appearances at the Main Stage. The festival also announc ...

  14. Warren G & Director Karam Gill Dissect Their New Star-Studded Documentary 'G-Funk'

    March 15, 2017 4:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the streets of Long Beach to stages worldwide, the new film, which premiered at SXSW this weekend, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of a genre. The first scene of G-Funk , the new documentary written and directed by Karam Gill about t ...

  15. Ice Cube & DeRay Davis Talk VH1's 'Hip Hop Squares', Tupac's Rock Hall Induction & Possibility of Another 'Friday'

    March 13, 2017 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday night (March 13), Ice Cube will unveil a new version of Hip Hop Squares on VH1. With Cube serving as the show’s executive producer, he hopes to remix the game show, which was on-air for one season in 2012 on MTV2. Hosted by comedian and ac ...

  16. Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Jerry Seinfeld Lead Lineup for Inaugural Colossal Clusterfest

    February 28, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart , Ice Cube , Tegan and Sara and Chromeo lead the bill for the first-ever Colossal Clusterfest, a comedy-meets-music gathering orchestrated by Comedy Central and Superfly, organizers of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Other per ...

  17. Big Sean, Migos, Ellen & More Rap With 2nd Graders in 'Read It' Music Video: Watch

    February 17, 2017 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Ice Cube, Ty Dolla $ign and Lin-Manuel Miranda join the good-natured collab as well. Big Sean ,  Migos ,  Ice Cube ,  Ty Dolla $ign , Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ellen DeGeneres all teamed up for a star-studded collaboration on Friday (Feb. 17), all to s ...

  18. Ice Cube to Reprise Role for 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'

    January 12, 2017 6:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Ice Cube has had a busy week -- announcing a team-up yesterday with entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz for a 3-on-3 basketball league, BIG3 -- and it isn’t over yet. Cube will also be reprising his role of Darius Stone when the xXx franchise ret ...

  19. Ice Cube & NBA Greats Introduce BIG3 Basketball League in New York City

    January 11, 2017 4:48 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday (Jan. 11),  Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz teamed up to announce their new 3-on-3 basketball league titled the BIG3 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City.  "It sucks to see your favorite players r ...

  20. Ice Cube Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV & Fox 21

    December 02, 2016 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Under the two-year overall deal, Cube & his manager Jeff Kwatinetz will develop projects for broadcast, cable and streaming at their Cube Vision banner. Ice Cube is setting up shop at Fox. The rapper, actor, director and producer has signed a tw ...

  21. Ultra Miami Announces 2017 Phase 1 Lineup: Justice, Ice Cube, The Prodigy & More

    November 17, 2016 2:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The Prodigy  broke hearts at Ultra Music Festival 2016 when its live performance was canceled hours before taking the stage. Think Ultra would leave its hometown hanging? Think again. In a beautiful act of retribution, UMF just announced The Prodigy ...

  22. Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Cleared From Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving Suge Knight

    October 07, 2016 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Dre and Ice Cube will not be charged in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of actor Terry Carter, who was killed on the set of a promotional shoot for Straight Out of Compton last year.  [readmore:7446633] Carter was killed when Suge ...

  23. Ice Cube Goes 'Real Old-School' for 'Mafia III' Original Song 'Nobody Wants to Die'

    October 06, 2016 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new video game, out Friday, is set in a New Orleans-esque city circa 1968. It was an offer he couldn’t refuse. When Ice Cube was approached by 2K Games to work with DJ Shadow on a new song to promote Mafia III , it didn’t take much convincing. “ ...

  24. ONE Musicfest 2016 Highlights: The Dungeon Family, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube & More

    September 11, 2016 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta has become not only a musical hub known for producing some of today’s biggest stars across all genres, but a city that houses individuals who have an appreciation for world-class talent. This was certainly the case on Saturday (Sept. 10) as ...

  25. Afropunk 2016 Day 2 Highlights: Ice Cube, The Internet, Gallant & More

    August 29, 2016 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 At day two of Afropunk 2016, the ever-hyped MTV Video Music Awards -- happening just about 30 minutes north at Madison Square Garden -- were an afterthought. No one was glued to their phones searching for a play-by-play of Beyonce's   performan ...

  26. VH1, Ice Cube Team for Hip-Hop Version of 'Hollywood Squares': Exclusive

    July 28, 2016 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 VH1 is bringing back one of TV's longest-running game shows. The Viacom-owned cable network is teaming with Ice Cube to put a hip-hop twist on  Hollywood Squares , handing out what straight-to-series pickup for Hip Hop Squares , The Hollywood R ...

  27. ONE Musicfest 2016 Lineup: Dungeon Family & Organized Noize to Reunite

    June 07, 2016 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE Musicfest will return to Atlanta on Sept. 10, with a lineup that features a special reunion of the city's legendary hip-hop groups  Dungeon Family and Organized Noize .  'The Art of Organized Noize' Documentary: 9 Things We Learne ...

  28. HARD Summer 2016 Announces Two-Day Camping Festival Lineup: Ice Cube, Major Lazer & More

    April 26, 2016 12:39 PM EDT Don't want to leave HARD Summer? Now you won't have to. Top 50 Feel Good Dance Songs HARD Events' flagship music festival today (April 26) announced its 2016 lineup and transition to a two-day camping festival from July 30-31 at the ...

  29. Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Tyler, The Creator & More Join Lineup for Afropunk Festival 2016

    April 19, 2016 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Afropunk Festival heads back to Brooklyn for the 12th annual musical showcase this August. The weekend-long party will feature performances from Ice Cube , TV On The Radio , Tyler, The Creator , Cee Lo Green , Flying Lotus, The Internet, Janelle Mon ...

  30. Ice Cube Says Gene Simmons Is 'Just Wrong' About N.W.A Not Belonging In Rock Hall

    April 13, 2016 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ice Cube stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday to expand on his Twitter spat with Gene Simmons  stemming from the Kiss legend's initial "looking forward to the death of hip-hop" comments. "I think he believes [the Hall of F ...

  31. Ice Cube: 'Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be'

    April 13, 2016 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ice Cube likened GOP candidate Donald Trump to the "American dream" during a sit-down with  Bloomberg . "Donald Trump is what Americans love. Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be -- rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say wha ...

  32. Ice Cube & Common Perform on 'Tonight Show,' Style Dolls' Hair for E! News

    April 12, 2016 9:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 With  Barbershop: The Next Cut  landing in theaters this Friday (April 15), the star-studded cast has been promoting the franchise's third installment in a variety of ways. First, co-stars Ice Cube (who takes the lead as Calvin) and Common (who ...

  33. Gene Simmons Says He Will Agree With N.W.A Rock Hall Induction When Led Zeppelin Enters 'Rap Hall of Fame'

    April 11, 2016 6:31 PM EDT The back and forth with Ice Cube continues on Twitter The Ice Cube vs. Gene Simmons Twitter saga continues. After the N.W.A 's induction into the Rock Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Friday, Cube had a few choice words duri ...

  34. King T Names His Five Favorite N.W.A Songs

    April 11, 2016 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (April 8), N.W.A officially became just the fifth rap group -- yes, they're all groups -- inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, and they did it the same way they broke down the doors to the mainstream: by taking on all haters. ...

  35. N.W.A Won't Perform at 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, Ice Cube Says

    April 07, 2016 4:07 PM EDT UPDATE: A Rock Hall rep has issued the following statement to  Billboard: "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks forward to inducting the members of N.W.A at the ceremony that will air on HBO on April 30. We are excited about delivering fans a ...

  36. Kendrick Lamar, Funkadelic & Ice Cube Team for 'Star Wars'-Inspired Music Video

    March 25, 2016 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Clinton  puts the soul in solar system for  Funkadelic 's "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? (Remix)" video featuring  Kendrick Lamar  and  Ice Cube . Soul Clap on Working with George Clinton & Parliament Funk ...

  37. Common Reveals His 'Suicide Squad' Character, Ice Cube Debunks 'Straight Outta Compton' Sequel Rumors

    March 17, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Common is slapping on his supervillain suit for the star-studded flick  Suicide Squad.  In an interview with  Complex alongside Ice Cube , the Oscar-winning rapper revealed that his character's name is "Monster T," an affiliate of Jar ...

  38. Ice Cube Exits 2016 Grammys After Presenting: I'm Not Staying for 'Three-Hour Bullsh-t'

    February 16, 2016 12:23 PM EST 0 0 0 After presenting the night's first televised trophy for best rap album at the 58th annual Grammy Awards with his son (and  Straight Outta Compton  star) O'Shea Jackson Jr. on Monday night (Feb. 15), Ice Cube dipped out of Los Angeles' ...

  39. Ice Cube Thinks Oscar Boycott Is ‘Ridiculous'

    Ice Cube Thinks Oscar Boycott Is ‘Ridiculous'

    January 25, 2016 11:25 AM EST 1 0 0 Producer Ice Cube is getting sick of answering questions about #OscarsSoWhite. Cube has found himself front and center in the debate about the Academy’s race problem. After another year in which all wochit entertainment , movies and TV , ice cube , ...

  40. Ice Cube on Oscars: 'You Can't Boycott Something That You Never Went To Anyway'

    January 22, 2016 5:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Straight Outta Compton producer Ice Cube continued to take the high road when it came to the Oscars' perceived snub of his N.W.A biopic. The summer hit was only nominated for best original screenplay, even though many people think it should hav ...

  41. Ice Cube Teases N.W.A Reunion at Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, Coachella

    January 19, 2016 6:32 AM EST N.W.A will reunite to perform at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, according to co-founder Ice Cube . And the hip-hop trailblazers just might go another round or two at Coachella.  Ice Cube has teased a rap heavyweight moment for t ...

  42. Ice Cube on 'Straight Outta Compton' Oscar Snub: 'It's the Oscars, They Do What They Do'

    January 14, 2016 5:39 PM EST 1.118 k 0 1 Ice Cube kept it real during his visit to  The Wendy Williams Show . After the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday (Jan. 14), critics slammed the list for its lack of diversity. One notable snub included the record-breaki ...

  43. 5 Best Music Movies of the Year

    December 10, 2015 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 This year was full of shockingly good -- and not-so-shockingly bad -- music-based films, from stellar documentaries on gone-too-soon icons to biopics that defied the often creativity-stifling genre form. And then there were the bombs -- movies so ba ...

  44. Watch Kevin Parker, Diplo, Mark Ronson and Courtney Barnett Act in All-Star 'Hottest 100' Trailer

    December 10, 2015 12:05 AM EST Kevin Parker , Vance Joy , Mark Ronson , Flume and Courtney Barnett   join an all-star cast for a mini-movie romp shared by Triple J to launch its "Hottest 100" poll.  The “trailer” follows a pair of crime fighters (played by the Austral ...

  45. 'Straight Outta Compton' Star O'Shea Jackson Jr. Signs With WME

    November 06, 2015 7:56 PM EST Straight Outta Compton ’s O’Shea Jackson Jr. has moved from UTA to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 'Straight Outta Compton' Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie From African-American Director The 24-year-old son of Ice Cube made hi ...

  46. 'Straight Outta Compton' Hit with Defamation Lawsuit by Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller

    October 30, 2015 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Heller alleges the hit film failed to get his consent, didn't give him compensation, stole his work and tarnsished his reputation. Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller wants the world to know he's not really a "bad guy." In a $110 ...

  47. N.W.A on Tangling With the FBI and Tipper Gore: ‘It Made Us Stronger’

    N.W.A on Tangling With the FBI and Tipper Gore: ‘It Made Us Stronger’

    August 13, 2015 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group reflects back on their struggles during their heyday and how it made their bond even tighter. Videos N.W.A. Tipper Gore Kendrick Lamar Ice Cube Dr. Dre MC Ren DJ Yella Brightcove ...

  48. N.W.A Reveal Their Respect for Kendrick Lamar and Other Young Rappers

    N.W.A Reveal Their Respect for Kendrick Lamar and Other Young Rappers

    August 13, 2015 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 During N.W.A's exclusive Billboard interview with Lamar, the group tells him why they admire him. Videos Kendrick Lamar N.W.A. Ice Cube Dr. Dre MC Ren DJ Yella Brightcove ...

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