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Ice Cube Explains How 'Barbershop 3' Symbolizes Chicago's True Turmoil

Ice Cube also speaks on the legacy of his iconic song "True To The Game."

Not only has Ice Cube inspired a generation of artists with his music, but he's also brought us numerous unforgettable films with underlying themes that the people can relate to. The NWA lyricist and film maker sat down with fellow West Coast veteran Snoop Dogg on GGN to rap about his landmark music and what inspires his blockbuster films.

Snoop Dogg kicks things off by talking about Cube's most iconic record "True To The Game" off his second solo album Death Certificate. The South Central L.A. native reflects on the "young ferocious Cube" and explains why the song will always be special to him.

“That record is always gonna have a place," said Cube. "It’ll always be a reminder to people to check yourself sometimes. We’re all guilty of it. I’m gonna say that I’m guilty of it sometimes too. Every pencil needs to be sharpened now and again.”

READ: Ice Cube Called On Snoop Dogg, Common, MC Ren & DJ Yella At Coachella 2016

In between puffs of Mary Jane, the topic of discussion eventually shifts to Cube's outstanding career in film. At the 12:00 minute mark, the Friday creator details his upcoming third installment of Barbershop. Although it may be the last film in the franchise, Cube says that he was inspired to include and address the real-life violence that afflicts troubled youths and their families every day.

"It's a great story about what's really going on in Chicago out there," Cube told Uncle Snoop. "There's a lot of killing going on and we're dealing with it because they deal with it in real barbershops. So we gotta deal with the real."

Snoop also speaks with Ice Cube about his superb understanding of his targeted demographic and how he balances between his comedy, action, and family-based films. The West Coast OG's also talk about Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr, and his rise to fame after his role in Straight Outta Compton.

Watch the the latest episode of GGN below.

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Ice Cube Responds To Being Called A “Sell Out,” Denies Endorsing Donald Trump

Ice Cube has been fending off criticism for allegedly linking with Donald Trump to help him construct his “Platinum Plan” for Black America, but the West Coast rap legend says that he isn’t working with the president and responded to being called a “sell out” on social media.

When I got bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout. When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own league. The arena said it was a sellout.😂

— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 16, 2020

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When asked to outline the similarities between both proposals, Cube seemed as though he was reviewing Trump’s “Platinum Plan” for the first time.

This was Ice Cube, tonight, stumbling and stammering trying to answer what was good in Trump’s plan for black people 🥴 pic.twitter.com/hC1OIn7AB3

— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 16, 2020

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Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world. 🥳🧸🎁🎈

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