First-Hand Accounts of the Night Eazy-E & Ice Cube Ended Their Feud

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

In the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton there’s a scene toward the end where Eazy-E walks into a nightclub. Upon entry, everyone’s vibing to Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear,” a clear sign the Ruthless Records headman was on the opposite side of the country in a place just beginning to accept what he had started nearly a half decade prior.

When the then estranged member of Niggas With Attitude gets to the back of the club he confronts Ice Cube and a moment of tension ensues. The two–surrounded by security–eye each other down waiting for the other to give in and admit their wrongdoing. Both E and Cube contributed to the break up of the group that made them famous so as each let their guard down they began to reconcile and talk about the future.

Biopics have the tough task of walking the line between piquing the interest of a general audience and portraying what actually happened. They also have to cast characters who look and sound like the real deal as those with either inside or outside knowledge of the real life plot will be the first to dismiss anything they’ve heard or experienced to the contrary.

Just weeks after Straight Outta Compton’s release those who’ve had a chance to watch and re-watch the movie in theaters (and on bootleg) have come to the general consensus that–for what was shown–was mostly accurate. Some have come out, including Eazy-E’s son and daughter, and criticized certain elements of the movie, particularly the likeness of their father during the last weeks of his life and subsequent death.

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LL Cool J ft. Jeremy Austin – Know Your Name

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

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Something new from LL Cool J while we wait for his G.O.A.T. 2 album.

UPDATED: Below, check out a clip of LL speaking on his collaborations with Eminem and T.I. for the G.O.A.T. 2 album.

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Watch as LL Cool J & Canibus Finally Squash Their Beef

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

This past Friday night in New York, LL Cool J brought former adversary Canibus on-stage during Hot 97’s Christmas in Brooklyn concert at the Barclays Center and the pair officially squashed their legendary beef. ‘Bis famously set off the conflict with a few braggadocios lines on the track “4,3,2,1″ that LL perceived as shots at the throne. The GOAT responded in kind on that same track, solo dis tracks were exchanged and the rest is history. In the video above, LL tells the crowd that sometimes you have to move on from past disagreements and make peace before bringing Canibus out for what could very well be their first joint performance of the song since they shot the video.

Previously: Tuki Carter Did Canibus’ Mic Tat

LL Cool J on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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We couldn’t end this year without having the G.O.A.T. on. How he survived an abusive upbringing, studied his craft with early rap pioneers in the same rap dojo with Kool G. Rap, becoming the foundation stone that became Def Jam, building with Queens’ street legends, battling this rapper, that rapper and Jay Z, why he didn’t sign management with Diddy, the “Accidental Racist” thing, flipping burglars in his castle and the victory of seeing his wife survive Cancer, its all here and more. From Hollis to Hollywood, this episode is most certainly blowticious. LL Cool J will forever remain hard as hell. Pause.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Troy Ave – You Already

LL Cool J – Break Your Face (Prod. by 808 Mafia)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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LL Cool J gets some production from 808 Mafia on his latest release “Break Your Face”.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Lil Leaky – Tell Tha World

LL Cool J ft. Lil Leaky – Tell Tha World

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

G.O.A.T. 2 coming soon.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz – I’m Nice (Video)

Video: LL Cool J ft. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz – I’m Nice

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Off Uncle L’s G.O.A.T. 2, coming soon. Stream here.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Mavado – The Hustler (Video)

Video: LL Cool J ft. Mavado – The Hustler

Monday, September 8th, 2014

G.O.A.T. 2 drops later this year.

Previously: LL Cool J – 2 On (Remix)

LL Cool J – 2 On (Remix)

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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LL Cool J returns with his own remix of Tinashe’s single “2 On”.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz – Im Nice

LL Cool J ft. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz – Im Nice

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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LL Cool J, Raekwon, Murda Mook and Ron Browz link up for “Im Nice” off LL’s upcoming G.O.A.T. 2 album.

Props: Rap-Up

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Mavado – The Hustler