Ice Cube knows how to keep busy. During the height of election season, the rapper/actor dropped a new record titled “Everythang’s Corrupt,” off his upcoming album of the same name.
Earlier this week, Cube chopped it up with the Huffington Post to discuss the race between Obama and Romney, his collaboration with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and his upcoming film endeavors. Check the highlights below.
On working with Tom Morello for “Everythang’s Corrupt”
“We kind of ran into each other and admired each other’s work. It was kind of quick and passing. And then when we did the record it was a loop that my man Fredwreck put together. We just wanted the guitars to be a lot thicker and make it feel like a perfect mixture of hard hip hop and hard rock.”
On the presidential election
“I think it’s a joke. I don’t even see how Mitt Romney is in the race. It’s a trip how they all were talking all of the elitist talk when Obama was running against McCain, but you don’t hear none of that now … It’s like they just want a white man to come to the rescue, the paramedics was already here. But that’s what it really boils down to. Dude [Romney] is just lying through his teeth … If he wins, he’s going to do what they [Republicans] always do. Get in there, make sure their homeboys is paid and everybody else can kind of get whatever they can get. It’s just a shame, because if he wins it’s going to be like, “here we go again, down the drain.”
On the NWA film with Dr. Dre
“We’re still in the casting process, and it’s a Cube Vision Production. We’re still working on casting and the script. I haven’t seen the photo [Dr. Dre tweeted], but I can guarantee you that wasn’t where it was from unless they were location scouting. So you know, it’s a thing where I want everybody to be involved with the movie in some capacity — all of the members, so everyone is welcome.”
On Chris Tucker being a part of last Friday movie
“Well, my magic is still here so the movie is going to get done. The movie is going to be funny, and it’s going to live up to all the long-anticipated wait. I would hope that he’ll be a part of it. He’s more than welcome to be a part of it … It’s a trip, because you’re looking and somebody says that “the magic is not even there” who’s never even tried it. We put the first one together and we can put another one together. So he should really trust that, and do what his fans want him to do. You should never out grow your fans. And if the fans want him to do this movie, that’s what we’re in this for, then that’s what he should do.”
Read the full interview here.