Wednesday, June 07, 2006


The trouble with most rappers - even the good ones - is, as soon as they get to the point where they don't have to make records any more, they stop making records.

Ice Cube hasn't made a record for six years.

Now he's back.

He's claiming, by the way, responsibility for all popular culture since about 1985:

"If NWA didn’t exist, would you have South Park or The Osbournes? Would you have The Sopranos, things like that?" he says. "We kind of made it all right to be yourself, say what you want to say. Artists don’t have limits no more. I think that’s the legacy of NWA, and I’m proud of that."

Without NWA, The Osbournes would never have happened? I think I've just heard the best argument for wishing that rap had never been invented.