Video: Ice Cube Talks Featuring His Rapping Sons On I Am The West


via MTV

So when he recruited his two boys — OMG and Doughboy — to appear on his upcoming album, I Am the West, Cube had to make sure the tracks they rapped on were a good fit. He ended up featuring them on the Bangladesh-produced “She Couldn’t Make It on Her Own” and “Y’all Know How I Am.”

“When I heard the ['She Couldn't Make It on Her Own'] beat, I knew wanted to do a song with my sons. The beat feels young to me. I didn’t want them to come out on something that really wasn’t their personality. Their personality, they ain’t from the ‘hood. They didn’t have to grow up like that, like I did. So I wanted them to do something that showed their personality. I put them on a track that wasn’t strictly a gangsta-rap track, that was fun and something they could come off on.”

OMG and Doughboy are following in the footsteps of other young artists who hope to shine on the mic like their famous fathers, including Cory Gunz (Peter Gunz), Justice (GZA) and Lil Eazy-E (Eazy-E).

The former N.W.A star is a fan of his sons, naturally, but he said the pair still have some work to do to match his skills. “They dope. They still ain’t better than me, but they dope. I’m impressed. I’m really impressed by what they doing.”

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


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14 Responses to “Video: Ice Cube Talks Featuring His Rapping Sons On I Am The West

  1. baby jesus Says:

    whogivesashit.net

  2. 7v5a7 Says:

    Cube’s Sons take a tip from Marcus Jordan fuckery, the photocopy is never as crisp as the original

  3. Jeezy The Snowman Says:

    I Am The Streets

  4. Big_seth Says:

    Their personality, they ain’t from the ‘hood. They didn’t have to grow up like that, like I did
    ^^

    I thought Cube wasn’t from the hood either???

    and I thought we all knew and everyone was okay with that???

    LOL. Cube still the original GOAT westcoast rapper.

  5. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    I thought Cube wasn’t from the hood either???
    ========================
    i think he just wasn’t thuggin like that but he might of been from the hood

  6. hl Says:

    Cube is from Compton as far as I know.

  7. hl Says:

    I thought Cube wasn’t from the hood either???
    ========================
    i think he just wasn’t thuggin like that but he might of been from the hood

    ^I don’t know if he was in the streets. I think people just started saying that because he went to college for a while.

  8. b-ease Says:

    thought Cube wasn’t from the hood either???

    ^^
    Cube is def from the streets of Compton. But his parents debt him to private school and kept him out of the bullshit.

    *daps all*

  9. b-ease Says:

    sent < debt

  10. Hopp Says:

    Who the fuck is Donny Goines ?

  11. baby jesus Says:

    sent < debt

    ^
    is it now?

  12. Big_seth Says:

    Yeah I know he from compton, but I thought he wasn’t really the thuggy dude and never really had to struggle cuz his parents did well for themselves.

    I dunno. so i suppose he technically from the hood, but I see what y’all sayin.

    I haven’t been to LA since I was a kid, but I was under the impression that Compton was not ultra gully all over, just mostly.

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