Within the last week, Ice Cube has revealed that he is working on the next Friday sequel and he has touched on Dr. Dre's Detox delay. Now, more Ice Cube news has been revealed as more details about the long talked about N.W.A. biopic are being unveiled. In a recent interview with ComingSoon.com, Cube spoke on the film, his former group members' involvement and the legacy of "the world's most dangerous group."
While speculation of the group's full involvement has been a topic of discussion, Cube revealed that N.W.A. group members have been a part of the process.
"I'm producing it and I'm doing most of the heavy lifting but those guys have definitely participated in the interview process and just trying to get the script together," Cube explained. "The more and more this thing starts to build up, the more and more you'll see the guys around and involved in it."
Touching more on the group's legacy, he said that he believes N.W.A. allowed more people to express themselves freely, unafraid to be themselves on the microphone.
"I knew we made a major impact on the trajectory of music in a lot of ways, and I would never know that people would still refer to that group and that time as a turning point in artistic expression in a lot of ways. I think with N.W.A., it made everybody who was coming out with something just like, 'Yo, I'm just going to be myself. I'm not going to put a fake nothin', not gonna pretend to be a nice guy and do great music and I feel this way,' so people just decided to be themselves and do what they like."
Cube's old partner, Dr. Dre, has been consistently working on his oft-delayed album Detox for years, working with a laundry list of rappers and producers for the project. Dre's close associate Ice Cube recently weighed in on why he thinks it's taken Dre so long to drop the album, explaining that he's found success in other industries and that his priorities aren't entirely based in music.
"Honestly? Them headphones are selling, selling, selling. What would you rather sell somebody: $300 headphones, or a $10 tape?" he told Sway in the Morning's Sway Calloway and Devi Dev.
Cube also discussed how he initially linked with The Bomb Squad for his debut solo album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. He said that he initially intended to work with Sam Sever for the project, but a trip to the East Coast connected him with Public Enemy's Chuck D and put him in the studio with The Bomb Squad.
"I was such a fan of East Coast Hip Hop that I had a favorite producer, Dr. Dre, and then all my favorite producers were East Coast producers. When Dre couldn't work on the record, I was actually looking for Sam Sever. Sam Sever did the beats for 3rd Bass. 3rd Bass was blowing at the time, so I was in Def Jam looking for Sam Sever. Chuck D walked through, I started talking to Chuck about my situation and he said, why don't you come down to Green Street Studio? Me and Big Daddy Kane doing a record called 'Burn Hollywood Burn.' You can jump on that and let people know that you're going solo, and then we can talk about your record. That's what I did. It was basically I couldn't get the best producer on the West, so I went to the Bomb Squad for the best producers on the East."Source: HipHopDX