Ice Cube Feels ‘Disrespected’ by West Coast Rappers
Rapper-turned-actor, Ice Cube is waging a verbal war against his would be West Coast rap successors calling for his retirement. Cube, who is prepping the release his up-coming ‘I Am The West’ album used his blog to explode on other rappers that want him to bow out of the music game so that they can have their turn in the spotlight.
“What’s up with these local MC’s in L.A. who keep disrespecting me?” he pondered. “They’re just mad cause I don’t f— with they wack-ass. They ain’t on my level, why should I waste my time. I don’t even remember ever meeting these clowns or even being in the same room with any of ‘em. They can’t make a name for themselves so they need help from the O/G’s. I refuse the throw ‘em a lifeline. F— ‘em. It ain’t my job to make nobody famous. And for the record, I ain’t scared of no n—. Especially, no rappers….seriously people.”
Cube failed to name names but according to the rumor mill West Coast up-and-comers like Glasses Malone, Crooked I and Bishop Lamont are among his targets. The 40-year-old father of four also theorized that his age has something to do with the criticism. “Age-ism is everywhere folks. In the work place, in sports and of course in hip-hop. We are [an] out with the OLD in with the NEW world. But as we go through life we realize NEWER ain’t always better. All young MC’s should route for old MC’s to have long careers. If you play us out, what kind of future do you have in hip-hop when you get 40?”
West Coast rapper Jay Rock caught wind of Cube’s fury and refused to dissolve any impending beef by unleashing his own commentary via his Twitter page. “[What's] up wit ice cube talkin [crazy] about new west n—-s,” he tweeted in all caps. “If he got a prob wit 1 of us he [should] say [our] name [and] stop [being] [scared] 2 call a n— out. On some real stuff I ain’t never had a problem with Cube or none of the o.g. n—s but if he say ‘new west’ I’m apart of that. To me he talkin’ bout all of us, if he didn’t say a name, that’s how the west got f—ed up in the first place.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if this beef will amount to anything more than a boil. ‘I Am the West’ drops July 13.