When Ice Cube came out with ‘Are We There Yet’, my brother was furious. He had listened to Ice Cube since N.W.A. and now he can’t stand Ice Cube. He said and I quote, “That nigga went soft.”
I told him, That man went rich. He didn’t agree to say the least. This is what I don’t understand. We complain about not having opportunities but when we see someone take advantage of opportunities, we hate on them. When we see someone grow beyond our growth level, we criticize.
And when all else fails, we act like crabs in the barrel and pull anyone who tries to make it back down.
I’m going out to buy “Raw Footage”, the new Ice Cube CD. Let me explain why. I don’t go and buy a CD until I hear the first song the artist releases. If they choose to put out a “commercial” song, they won’t get my money. It takes guts to put out a song criticizing what’s cool. Any artist that does, will get a CD sell out of me. This is how we change Hip Hop. Only spend money on those that deserve it.