Video: Ice Cube Explains Dr. Dre’s I Am The West Absence


via MTV

“He’s been M.I.A. for two to three months now. But I don’t feel bad, because Snoop can’t find him either,” he laughed.

“I think really, it’s because people expect so much from him. People expect —when Dre does a record— it to change the trajectory of music. It can’t be an album that comes out and is just good, it has to come and take us in a different direction… that’s a lot of pressure.”

After the jump, the revised tracklist for Cube’s I Am The West LP, out September 28th.

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1. A Boy Was Conceived
2. Soul On Ice
3. Life In California feat. Jayo & WC
4. She Couldn’t Make It On Her Own feat. Doughboy & OMG (Produced by Bangladesh)
5. Urbanian
6. Y’all Know How I Am feat. OMG, WC, Doughboy & Maylay
7. Too West Coast feat. WC & Maylay
8. I Rep That West | Video
9. Drink The Kool-Aid | Video
10. No Country For Young Men
11. It Is What It Is
12. Hood Robbin
13. Your Money Or Your Life
14. Nothin’ Like L.A.
15. All Day, Everyday
16. Fat Cat

Tracklist via RR.


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47 Responses to “Video: Ice Cube Explains Dr. Dre’s I Am The West Absence”

  1. Instru-mental AKA Darth Vader AKA Your Father Says:

    Hopefully some nice stuff from Cube on this, but I’m not going to be waiting on it.

    Poor Dre though, Cube is completely right about the pressure he has. Boy did it to himself though (none)

  2. London Bloke Says:

    @eng rep

    London Bloke Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Whaddup Nah

    I watched half that Brooklyns Finest movie last night

    straight ass cheeks (c) cOLD i think

    *daps*

  3. Laky Says:

    dre you asleep or something? jay’s “most kings” been posted on 2dopeboyz for a while now

  4. G7 Says:

    Instru-mental AKA Darth Vader AKA Your Father Says:

    August 30th, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    Is there a KRS boycott here or?

    ^yeah. it’s called Kanye suck fest. no homo on my part.

  5. Dre Says:

    >>dre you asleep or something?

    are you?

    http://nahright.com/news/2010/08/30/jay-z-feat-chris-martin-most-kingz-dj-green-lantern-remix/
    Posted by nation on Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm under:
    Remixes

  6. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    # Troubleshooter1900 Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Sorry but I really fuck with that Rae & Ye track with that chick.

    I think its the Wu sample that really does it for me.

    ^i felt the same way. I’m still new enough to get ethered for saying shit like that though,lol.

    ^^

    fuck that, that shit is cool lol. its essentially a classic Wu track with new vocals. they could have done way worse than that, and other rappers have done worse. not like they let the little dude spit a verse or nothin’.

    ain’t no different than having Aubrey on the hook

    ________________________________

    # Laky Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    dre you asleep or something? jay’s “most kings” been posted on 2dopeboyz for a while now

    ^^

    nigga, were YOU asleep? lol

    nahright.com/news/2010/08/30/jay-z-feat-chris-martin-most-kingz-dj-green-lantern-remix/

  7. London Bloke Says:

    Laky Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    dre you asleep or something? jay’s “most kings” been posted on 2dopeboyz for a while now

    ^

    SMH. Check the old posts

    Regardless, the freestyle > this poor track

  8. NovemberEnd Says:

    Is there a KRS boycott here or?
    ^^^^^^^^
    If there isn’t a noteworthy MC on his records…or coin isn’t sent out to the NahRight account…no thread for Kris Parker

  9. abortatron Says:

    # de la swole Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    # Tong Po Flo Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    had tickets to see strasburg pitch in cleveland today.

    passed em off so i wouldn’t miss my sister in law’s graduation party.

    this can’t be life.

    ^ Lol nah you can always see a band unless they split up (no B2K) but a graduation only comes once

    ^*dead*
    daps for not knowing who or what a strasburg is

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

    lol@ the idea of a band called “strasburg pitch

  10. London Bloke Says:

    Tell KRS to get a Drake feature and come back

    Might get a post then

  11. Big_seth Says:

    LMAO @ lurkers talkin shit. They essentially post that jawn twice.

    Once on its own and then with the tape its featured on. step your hate game up.

  12. G7 Says:

    >>dre you asleep or something? jay’s “most kings” been posted on 2dopeboyz for a while now

    ^slapped together weak track though. better off listening to the original session with Flex. much better!

  13. Dre Says:

    >Is there a KRS boycott here or?

    What makes you think that?

    Krs One & True Master – Knowledge Reigns Supreme
    Friday, August 20th, 2010

    http://nahright.com/news/2010/08/20/krs-one-true-master-knowledge-reigns-supreme/

    and I see something in my inbox that I’m gonna draft in a min too.

  14. London Bloke Says:

    Yo, the $20 Bun B feature has got to be the best value for money, if not just because his doppelganger will post it on Nah

  15. abortatron Says:

    nahright.com/news/2010/06/13/j-cole-higher/

    this thread had my dying

  16. London Bloke Says:

    Yo seth i aint forgot about you

    We had a bank holiday over here but we got a meeting with a web design guy on Wednesday

    I’ll see what his prices/work is like and come back to you (n)

    *daps*

  17. Jeezy The Snowman Says:

    Bun B for President

  18. Instru-mental AKA Darth Vader AKA Your Father Says:

    The KRS + RZA song, then the one with Cappadonna. That’s why

    *shrug*

  19. Jeezy The Snowman Says:

    # abortatron Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    had tickets to see strasburg pitch in cleveland today.

    passed em off so i wouldn’t miss my sister in law’s graduation party.

    this can’t be life.

    ^
    SMFH

  20. Jeezy The Snowman Says:

    # E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    The night Pac died he announced he was starting a label and signing Wu Tang.

    Basically there was no way he wasn’t getting murked … wake up.

  21. Jeezy The Snowman Says:

    # leonard Washington aka The Silky Johnson of nahright Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Smooth Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 8:25 am
    How? Im not a shock commentor

    Yes, pac and big in their prime were legendary…
    but im saying

    its a law of the universe
    EVERYONE falls off at some point…

    what goes up must come down

    Pac and Big would NOT have stayed dropping classics

    They either would sold out and gone commercial in an attempt to remain relevant (eg. Taken the Jay-z/eminem route)

    Or stayed living in the past, like rakim etc.

    People would not have appreciated them as much as they do now.

    2 classic albums..yes..but that woulda been followed by 10 duds. Trust me. They peaked just before they died.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    i say that the rap world would have been way…different jay z would have been biggies weed carrier…there would have been no eminem cuz dre would have been dismantled by pac…no dmx…nas would have never drop a wack album and would have been the king of the east coast….beyonnce marries nas…kelis..becomes a stripper and that god-awfulmovie belly never gets made…canibus would still be relevant…no no limit….no lil wayne ….no drake…i can do this for days yall but it would be a whole different world if one of the would have lived

    ^
    bleek would have been a one-hit wonder

  22. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    That Green Lantern tape any good? chock-full of copy and past verses?

  23. abortatron Says:

    # R.J.Orion Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    “…”STRASBURG” across the belly, i prove you lost already…”
    “… First, Lincecum’s ya man, then you got the nerve to say that you better than Tim…”

  24. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    # Jeezy The Snowman Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    # E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    The night Pac died he announced he was starting a label and signing Wu Tang.

    Basically there was no way he wasn’t getting murked … wake up.

    ^^

    what? lol

  25. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Finally made the power switch to Mac for my home system..

    Daps everyone

  26. Instru-mental AKA Darth Vader AKA Your Father Says:

    Bleek could be one hit away his whole career…

    *chuckles*

  27. Hoskins Says:

    RIP Strasburg’s arm

  28. London Bloke Says:

    Have you ever had sex with a pharoah
    I put the pussy in a sarcophagus
    Now she claiming I bruise her esophagus
    Head of the class and she just want a swallowship
    I’m living the future so the presence is my past
    My presence is a present kiss my ass

    ^
    Kanye went in here [n]

  29. G7 Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:

    August 30th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    That Green Lantern tape any good? chock-full of copy and past verses?

    ^no worth the drive space. only good tracks are the Nas one and the Louch track w/Sigel. The rest is doo.

  30. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    o worth the drive space. only good tracks are the Nas one and the Louch track w/Sigel. The rest is doo.
    ^
    Word? good looking..

  31. London Bloke Says:

    Milling about, spilling there feelings in the air (shot at Beanie?)

    ^

    copied from a lyrics site. LOL

  32. B.Payton Says:

    I fuck with cube. He not the most lyrical but i like the things he says if you really LISTEN to dude

  33. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Milling about, spilling there feelings in the air (shot at Beanie?)
    ^
    Seems like it and it’s a only gonna cause Sigel to make a home video in a few days…puppet master Hov.

  34. Alpha Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=c5msx63grus

    ^^

    What up Nah tell me what yall think

  35. London Bloke Says:

    B.Payton Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    I fuck with cube. He not the most lyrical but i like the things he says if you really LISTEN to dude

    ^

    until this comment, it didnt even realise the post had Ice Cube in it. smhlol

    On that note…im gone…1

  36. abortatron Says:

    at the end of his verse jay said “i smell a massacre”

    think he’s gonna go in on beans? (ll)

    or more secret code shots?

  37. Charles Oakley Says:

    Do what thou wilt

  38. YaDig Says:

    Nah Right commenters: The most ADD batch of niggas on planet Earth.

    Speaking of Earth, how’s that Planets bullshit coming along DRE?

  39. Smooth Says:

    # Charles Oakley Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Do what thou wilt

    ======

    FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT SATANIST SHIT

  40. leonard Washington aka The Black Nahmba Says:

    i say that the rap world would have been way…different jay z would have been biggies weed carrier…there would have been no eminem cuz dre would have been dismantled by pac…no dmx…nas would have never drop a wack album and would have been the king of the east coast….beyonnce marries nas…kelis..becomes a stripper and that god-awfulmovie belly never gets made…canibus would still be relevant…no no limit….no lil wayne ….no drake…i can do this for days yall but it would be a whole different world if one of the would have lived
    ^^^^
    god iI was doing my thang that night!!!

  41. abortatron Says:

    FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT SATANIST SHIT

    ^
    why you yelling? whats this about satan now?

  42. leonard Washington aka The Black Nahmba Says:

    tell remix to make that into a t shirt

  43. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Marcus Thames has been hitting his ass off…

  44. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I watched half that Brooklyns Finest movie last night

    straight ass cheeks (c) cOLD i think

    *daps*

    ^^Definitely. Gash to the nth degree. *daps*

  45. Laky Says:

    >>dre you asleep or something?

    are you?

    http://nahright.com/news/2010/08/30/jay-z-feat-chris-martin-most-kingz-dj-green-lantern-remix/
    Posted by nation on Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm under:
    Remixes

    ===

    mea culpa

  46. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Milling about, spilling there feelings in the air (shot at Beanie?)
    ^
    Seems like it and it’s a only gonna cause Sigel to make a home video in a few days…puppet master Hov.

    ^^

    definite shot. Beans must think Christmas has come early this year

  47. koa29 Says:

    Marcus Thames has been hitting his ass off…

    ^^

    word…enjoy it while it lasts tho, this nigga will fall off soon enough…til then.. marcus thames 4 president

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