Video: Ice Cube Leaves Message for Australian Fans on YouTube
Undistputedly one of hip-hop’s most pivotal figures of the last 20 years, Ice Cube will be releasing his brand new album ‘I Am The West’ on 24th September, and following it with an Australian tour this October.
In anticipation of this, Ice Cube has recorded a special YouTube address for his Australian fans, telling them exactly what to expect when his show rolls into town later this year.
Watch the video below.
Video: Ice Cube – Shout Out to Australian Fans
As for his forthcoming album, ‘I Am The West’, Ice Cube is also making clear exactly what fans and hip hop heads can expect:
“This shit is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta shit. I can’t help it. That’s what I do”, he says; a statement that already rings true from singles ‘I Rep The West’ and ‘Drink The Kool Aid’. Taking you on a bumpin’ ride through the dregs of California, “I Am The West” sees Ice Cube at his powerful best, tackling the shortcomings and ideals of the wealthy West. More prominently, he reveals his anger toward the once credible West-coast music scene. ”For 7 or 8 years now the West Coast has been trying to do music that appeals to the South and Mid-West. The words, “too West Coast” would be heard throughout the industry whenever our music was played. Even by our own DJ’s. Left coast MC’s were now trying to change their sound to cater to all the followers. We lost our way. Thank God for b-boys like Snoop, The Game & WC for keeping the West alive, but we were all guilty of over reaching. No more. At least not from me. I do it how I feel it; not how I think it should be done.”
Sydney: 22nd Oct @ Luna Park
Newcastle: 23rd Oct @ Fat As Butter Festival
Melbourne: 27th Oct @ Palace Theatre
Adelaide: 28th Oct @ HQ Complex
Perth: 29th Oct @ Metro City
Brisbane: 30th Oct @ Tivoli
‘I Am The West’ is out 24th September on Lench Mob through Inertia