Ice Cube On ‘Everythang’s Corrupt,’ The N.W.A. Film And “Last Friday”
Ice Cube has managed to expand his artist brand to something much more than a successful rap career. The former N.W.A. member made major strides with his albums AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate. Now, he’s gearing up to release his tenth studio album, Everythang’s Corrupt, later this year. While speaking with Metro, the actor, writer, producer and director discusses his new album, the progress of closing out the Friday franchise, and if the N.W.A. film is still in the works.
On Everythang’s Corrupt:
“Everything that you’ve ever gotten from me, I deliver on this record. My style is straight street knowledge. I don’t really cater to what’s going on in hip-hop or what’s going on in the industry, so to speak. I just dial in on Ice Cube fans and try to keep them satisfied, and everybody else gotta get in where they fit in. I don’t want to have to worry about no program director here or no A&R there. That makes it a drag, and being independent, I can just go in the studio and do what I feel.”
On Last Friday:
“We’re trying to get it done. New Line has really been neutered by Time Warner, so they can’t do as many movies as they usually do per year. So it’s just a fight to get ‘Last Friday’ on their schedule. They only got three or four movies to do a year, and urban comedy is probably low on the totem pole.”
On The N.W.A. Film:
“I want my son OMG to play me. He looks like me and he can act, so he can do it. I just had to meet with [Gray] and Dr. Dre to work on the script and keep getting it tighter and tighter, so we’re in the process of casting the movie now, so it’s full steam ahead. This N.W.A. movie, it’s still my dream. That’s what I’ve been dying to make.”