Ice Cube dropped by “The Late Late Show” with James Corden on Tuesday night fresh of his landmark reunion with N.W.A at last weekend’s Coachella and he was clearly still feeling the buzz from that nearly 27-years-in-the-making event.
“Aw man, you know it was crazy,” Cube said with a smile when asked how it felt to take the stage with the living members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rap crew. “It was like a dream come true for me. I’ve been thinking about this day ever since I left the group in ’89. For it to take this long for us to all get back on stage… Of course, you know, minus Eazy-E, rest in peace. For the most part it was all of us up there it felt like magic.”
With the death of Prince still fresh in everyone’s mind, Cube also reminisced about the time he got to direct a video for the late musical icon. The year was 1994 and Cube was tapped to helm the video for 1994’s “Love Sign,” a duet with the late Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye.
“I directed a video for him when I was trying to get my feet wet in directing,” Cube said of the clip from the 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation. “He usually did performance videos, so it was cool to get him to act a little bit. So we shot this video where he was a DJ and she was an assassin coming to kill him, but when she saw him she fell in love with him and they went off and did what Prince do.”
Watch the full interview below: