Ice Cube Addresses New L.A. Rappers, Says It’s Not His Job To Help Them

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 03/18/10

Ice CubeIce Cube is really getting his blog on lately, embracing the digital world as he gears up for his next solo album, I Am The West. Last week, he stirred up the pot by explained the title of his new album, saying no one can challenge his claim to being "the West."

Each new blog Cube writes is garnering a lot of comments, and the veteran rapper is reading and answering.

In his latest blog, he chose to answer the long-discussed question as to why the OGs in hip-hop don't work with the new talent.

Cube says he's not here to make anybody famous.

"What's up with these local MC's in L.A. who keep disrespecting me? They're just mad cause I don't f**** with they wack-ass. They ain't on my level, why should I waste my time," Cube wrote. "I don't even remember ever meeting these clowns or even being in the same room with any of 'em. They can't make a name for themselves, so they need help from the OGs. I refuse the throw'em a life line.

"F*** 'em. It ain't my job to make nobody famous. And for the record, I ain't scared of no n****. Especially, no rappers ...seriously people," he continued.

Cube also discussed fans' hopes of him and Mack 10 reconciling. While he didn't rule it out, it doesn't sound too promising.

"Me and Mack 10 together again? I never say never, but he has the kiss the ring first," he said.

The rapper also details his week in the new blog entry, so head to IceCube.com for more.

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  • bk tha wrestler

    I had 2 agree with him cuz that's not his job to being da rappers 2 help da west.We need to rebuild da west together then let da south taking over hip-hop,It's tyme 2 come together to fight fo da west

  • Multi-reallionaire

    Cube is right. Its not his job to help them. Rappers have to stand on their two feet and do it for themselves instead of waiting for a handout. Most of these rappers are not bringing any social commentary or anything new to the game anyway.

  • Niki G.

    Yes, this man is entitled to his opinion. His personal contributions to Hip-Hop have revolutionized the genre. I just don't comprehend his relunctance to plug the emerging lyrical West coast MCs. Maybe this triple OG is "secretly" enjoying all this "Dance-Hop." (Cube, show us how you FLEX!) If Cali MCs would stop all this light-weight hating and unify, the West would be more dominant than the South.

  • sexysabs

    I agree. Each rapper has to make his or her own way that's what makes them inspirational, its about the struggle, the trials and beating it all. i'm sick of niggas calling each other out on tracks and f*cking up, just to get sales. That s*it is played!!

  • http://theschooltour.com chris roker

    Cube right. These niggaz wack. They make the West look bad. Niggaz wanna rep Compton but, they from Carson, ex strippers, muthafuckas wanna claim ah hood and never got put on! Cube really the last nigga really born and raised in South Central. Do yo research! Everybody check fo K.P. He outta South Central, cuz hot!

  • sum guy

    Ice cube is right but lets be real if every rapper came together and started talking about the real social issuses and not bullshit gun and car rap the labels and radio stations would have no choice but to bring real music back. Also I hate Jay-Z but he was on point with the D.O.A song besides its a sad day for music when a label like Young Money can make millions having every artist use auto-tune

  • DreTruth

    He has always felt that way. If you ever read anything by cube or any of his interviews he has always felt this way -always. I don't agree but hey that's his will.

  • sirtheboss

    I keep seeing people comparing the west to the south on here and there is one thing you have to keep in mind. these are 2 different coast with 2 different styles. Cube is a founding memebr of NWA the first west coast super power so he's right. His style don't mix with these up and comers. You don't see Scarface making songs with Soldier Boy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crownloyal2 Crown Loyal

    In a way, Cube is right but at the same time I feel he should defintely guide the new school of West Coast cats just like he had guidance as the Jerry Curl guy behind Eazy and Dre. And when he left them he ran to Public Enemy to make him official in the East and put out that classic soon after. He doesn't have to hold their hand, but he should atleast give advice and direction to these young dudes instead of bashing them and putting them down.

  • JayDee

    i agree. why the fuck should he have to waste his time on wack ass emcees. ice cube keep making good music

  • harry

    and this is another reason why the WEST is sooooooooooooooo fucked up! no UNITY!!!! DUMB NIGGAS WILL NEVER LEARN! STRENGTH N UNITY,TOGETHERNESS AND NUMBERS!!!

  • DreTruth

    please check the YG's response to the OG's comment. please see my next post.

  • DreTruth

    ON SOME REAL STUFF I AINT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH CUBE OR NONE OF THE OG NIGGAS. BUT IF HE SAY NEW WEST IM APART OF THAT TO ME HE TALKIN BOUT ALL OF US IF HE DIDNT SAY A NAME. THATS HOW THE WEST GOT FUCKED UP IN THE FIRST PLACE. YALL KNOW AINT NO NIGGA STAMPED ME. I DONT NEED NO NIGGA. ALL I NEED IS A MIC MY HOOD MY FANS AND THIS BIG ASS GUN. THIS AINT THE 1ST TIME LIL SHIT HAS BEEN SAID THIS IS THE 3RD TIME. I SIT BACK AND WATCH EVERYTHING NIGGAS BE SAYING AND DOIN
    - Jay Rock

  • DreTruth

    I don’t expect things to get better for a while with Ice Cube dropping an album entitled, “I Am The West.”(7/13)

  • BLACTAI

    Old rapper dont want young rappers taking their shine. snoop dogg, dr dre, and ice cube has always been the west superstar. it never change unlike new york. where the krs one to ll cool j to
    wu tang to biggie to nas to jayz to 50cent. it keeps changing ova there its still the same here on the west

  • http://theschooltour.com c roker

    Niggaz need to understand besides Cube aint none of these niggaz really from The West. Kurupt from Philly, Snoop from Nashville, may I go on. Cube really from The West! As to the new niggaz, you can shout out ah city or block, that don't make you hood! Since Pac passed aint none of these new niggaz held it down. Niggaz be dick riding these soft ass niggaz! That aint the West!

  • http://theschooltour.com c roker

    That jerk shit aint The West, ah nigga wit ah butterfly on his face aint the West. Shout Out to Cube fuck these niggaz. Wish shit was how it use to be out here. Niggaz can't buy ah hit!

  • get some get right

    if your that tight quit putting out down south beats on your west coast mixtapes make your own west coast style hustle boyz,badd lucc,terrance martin,mista fab theres more...these guys are my fav west coast

  • Philly-O

    Cube's job is to do what Cube wants to do. He's absolutely right.

  • sherita

    Somebody had to help Cube, why cant he return the favor? Everybody needs somebody.

  • Baby Dame

    Creativity is what the artist thinks is dope, not what the mass majority thinks. We just need more creative artist with their own sound, who don't give a crap what any body else thinks. That's when the hits follow.

  • jaymoney

    Aint none of the new west artist asking for his help or anything so I don't know why he's trying to make it seem like they do...think about it everyone his album is going to drop so he needs some kind of way to keep his name buzzing......it happens all the time when someones ablum is coming out....remember 50 and rick ross and so on and so fouth....what a loser...

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    Mack 10 has 2 kiss the pinky ring first????

    lmol he juz sh!tted on ol' mac 1-0.........

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    MAN, HANDS DOWN DUDE IS A LEGEND.
    AND HE AIN'T GOTTA HELP NOBODY IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO HE HAS HELPED OTHERS IN THE PAST BUT DID THEY ACHIEVE LEGENDARY STATUS? NOT, IS JUZ A WASTE OF TIME!
    CROOKED-I IS NICE BUT HE AIN'T ON CUBE'S LEVEL OR ACHIEVED SUCCESS ON HIS LEVEL SO IT GOES THE SAME FOR THE REST OF THE WEST COAST ARTIST THEY EXPECT FOR SOME ONE TO PUT THEM ON INSTEAD OF PAVING THEIR OWN WAY.
    BUT ON THA REAL:

    AIN'T NOBODY REPPED THA WEST HARDER THAN 2PAC!

    NUFF SAID.

  • BigWill

    Cube men u wrong bro that's selfish men why not help a felow blk men be a mentor to these young cats school em on the game u'll get more respect n street cred 4 that trust me bro I hope u change ya mine ma brother

  • http://yourmom.com Hong Kong Fuey

    This is about getting money plain and simple..nias don't care about unity...MONEY bitches get that through your red/purple koolaid drinking minds.

  • DreTruth

    true didn't no body rep the west harder than def row period but then look who was the supervisor of music at that LABEL cube ole partna DR.DRE.

  • katolocc

    I would'nt help now of these wack ass artists neither.Only Game has been sucessful artists out west because he respects the OG's that paved the way.Jay-Rock,G.Malone have absolutely no potential to make it cause the say the same stuff the OG's were saying in the 90' m am born & raised in L.A. & can tell you these niggas niggas have no buzz. Stop looking for Dr.Dre to produce your album, Stop Chain-Snatchin, & most importantly get a new style.

  • Nigga Mentality

    I think Cube has the typical nigga mentality.Cube was brought into the game by Dre. Who was at the time already connected. That's why the west is struggling right now. A house negro will always be a house negro.

  • MACCAPONE

    ICE CUBE IS A LEGEND AND HE KEEP IT 100 THAT ALL CUZZ SLAUSON BOYZ

  • http://www.power99.com Abby

    Don’t you just love Ice Cube? He recently dropped by the Philly radio station Power99. Check out his awesome interview! http://www.power99.com/cc-common/ondemand/