Ice Cube Surprises at Hennessy Artistry Concert in L.A.
Ice Cube made a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles stop of the Hennessy Artistry tour held at Playhouse lounge Wednesday (October 6). Cube ended the show, which also featured performance by tour curator Q-Tip, MC Lyte, and '90s rapper D-Nice, much to the delight of the unassuming crowd.
"The brotha that I'm about to bring out, he's responsible for Biggie and Tupac," Q-Tip said before announcing Cube. "He started the whole gangsta rap sh--." Dressed in his signature button-down shirt and khaki colored Dickies, Cube went through a handful of his hits including 'You Can Do It' and 'Today Was a Good Day,' before exiting the stage. Surprisingly, Cube, who released his ninth album in September opted out of performing tracks off the new record.
The invitation only event kicked off in Chicago on September 18, making stops in Detroit, New York, and Miami before heading to the West Coast. This year's series also fused a philanthropic aspect to the affair with the creation of Artistry GIVES, a partnership with Americans for the Arts allowing artists to showcase their work. The Roots, Kat De Luna, Marsha Ambrosius and Mike Posner are just some of the name who made appearances during this year's tour.