BY: GURU JAY
Cracking smiles and flashing pearly whites is costly in the heart of the city, because in the words of Bobby Blue Bland “ain’t no love” in town. Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube was an originator of Gangsta Rap. He wasn’t necessarily a full-fledged American gangster, but the visionary vocalized his societal issues through penning music, movies, and TV.
It’s rare for a rapper to emerge and dominate multiple entertainment streams. The exceptional entertainer successfully diversified his talents. Moreover, his message remains untarnished after 25 years in business.
Future celebrities should take note of how Ice Cube climbed the ranks. The Captain slowly but surely grew his fandom. Don’t take a detour on Twitter or Instagram. Instead focus on growing your gifts, and realize that good things require time.
If you’re a reality TV star, more power to you. There’s no shame in going the easy route. However, the greatest entertainers grind harder than Tony Hawk on a video game.
Ice Cube is the best. What is more, he made Hollywood reserve a seat for him at the roundtable. Like a West Side storied gangster, the family man is never disconnected.
There aren’t enough cool cats and there are too many copycats. Respect this lyricist because even though they censored Cube, the rapper/ producer defiantly distributed his music. Nowadays, the radio plays duplicates. Wouldn’t you like to listen to the original for a change?
When I want to get psyched up, I play Check Yourself. What are your favorite Ice Cube songs? What are the actor’s best movies in your opinion?
I enjoyed Three Kings, Anaconda, Friday, and 21 Jump Street. But XXX: State of the Union is by far my favorite Ice flick. Although the motion picture lost money, Cube delivered a phenomenal performance; and Simon Kinberg wrote a noteworthy script. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson took command as usual.
Photos By: Wikimedia Commons
I’ve watched Lottery Ticket and Barbershop 1, 2, and 3, at least 4 times. I’m not just trying to write impressive sentences here. I really do like Loretta Devine and Cedric the Entertainer a whole lot.
I saw Are We There Yet at the dollar show. You might find me at movie theaters 3 days a week. That’s why I may “subsidize” my movie tickets.
Did you know Are We There Yet became a TV show syndicate? On TV, Essence Atkins plays Nia Long’s role. And Ice Cube’s character has transformed into the Incredible Hulk also known as Terry Crews/ Robin Thicke on Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Due to Ice’s three-dimensional vision, the multi-talented celeb has accelerated his career along with several others. I haven’t seen Ride Along but clearly Cube’s contribution sped up Kevin Hart’s amazing career. Furthermore, Ice Cube’s music, movies, and TV show receive high praises from a wide audience.
I am Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!