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Ice Cube (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Snoop Dogg at House of Blues, 2/13/2014

    "So what we get drunk? So what we smoke weed? We're just having fun, We don't care who sees. So what we go out? That's how it's supposed to be... Living young and wild and free!" Snoop Dogg House of Blues February 13, 2014 Whether the poster says Doggy Dogg, Dogg, or Lion, the one named Snoop has ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Ride Along Is Just Another Cop Comedy, But the Joke Is on the Audience

    Ice cube plays a nobly abusive police officer — for laughs.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Public Enemy, TSO, Holiday Hangover, etc.

    Public Enemy Warehouse Live, December 27 Last seen holding their own alongside LL Cool J and Ice Cube on this summer's Monsters of Rap tour, Public Enemy doesn't know the meaning of the word "mellow." Onstage, Chuck D and Flavor Flav are more combustible than ever, and although DJ Lord has replaced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Ice Cube Bids Farewell To Dwight Howard In An F-Bomb Laced Tirade (w/ VIDEO)

    Now that Dwight Howard has made his decision on where he intends to play basketball for the next few years of his life, I suppose this is how it will go for the foreseeable future. Shaquille O'Neal said that Dwight ran from the bright lights so he could hide in our "little town." Phil Jackson said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul at Bayou Music Center, 7/3/2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Top 10 Rap-Related Items On Etsy

    Rap music is forever turning out to be a fun influence on things we'd least expect. When your grandmother starts using terms like "turn up," you realize that there is no getting away from it. Even the creative and artsy folk over at Etsy.com combine their passion for crafts with their admiration of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    [PHOTO] Houston Texans Fan Paints House After Every Game

    There are fans and then there are FANS. I happened to spot this house driving over on Houston's near northeast side last week -- before the Texans beat the Titans, obviously -- and had to grab a picture. Some people paint their faces, but this family paints its freaking house! Note the one blue X d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Best 40 Albums of 1992

    As we close out our 1992 week here on Rocks Off -- part nostalgia trip, part making you all feel old -- we look at the best albums of that year. The rock-music world was still on a Nirvana high, and the fruits of Cali hip-hop were ripening, with widely praised and consumed albums from Dr. Dre and Ic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Career Editing: 6 Songwriters Turned Screenwriters

    Last week singer-songwriter and dubious indie sensation Lana Del Rey told Australian Vogue that film work is her "happy place" and that she plans to make the transition into writing for film and "stay there." Whether this means she will stop making music or not is anyone's guess and whether that's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Ask a Rapper: Bigg Fatts & Rap's 7 Best Food-Related Moments

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 2, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Tha Centop's Top 6 Sports-Related Rap Songs

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The Great Escape: 8 Ways to Ditch Your Family This Thanksgiving

    The holiday of plenty is finally here. The house smells of cranberries and fried delights. Your home is a bustle of relatives, cousins, aunts... neighbors? All of a sudden a severe panic envelops your body: it's only 8 a.m. You have an entire day to spend with these people - and they just keep comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    10 Rappers As Movie Villains

    ​Cunning criminals, violent geniuses, charismatic characters. Villains give us chills and keep us on the edge of our seats. With more rappers now dabbling in acting, we decided to cast some of your favorite hip-hoppers as movie villains. Here are ten rappers and their evil alter-egos.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    St. Ides & Hip-Hop: Would Today's Rappers Endorse Malt Liquor?

    ​The early '90s was a time when some of the best hip-hop music ever was being made, and the beverage of choice was malt liquor. Before rappers glorified Cristal, Ciroc and even their own branded alcohol, there were many hip-hop-inspired malt liquor ads. St. Ides in particular enlisted several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    10 Great Instances Of Rappers Honoring Other Rappers

    ​People often forget that hip-hoppers are humans, too. They breathe, sleep, eat, and salivate at the sight of buttermilk donuts just like us. And, every now and then, they'll geek over other rappers, just like us. It would have been so much easier to compile a list of rappers dissing other ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    April 29, 1992: Ten Songs About The L.A Riots

    ​It was 19 years ago today that the Los Angeles riots began after four white police officers, caught on videotape beating the African-American Rodney King after a drug-fueled high-speed chase, were acquitted by a Simi Valley, Calif. jury. The rest of the world watched in shock and sadness as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Past Blasted: Alcopop And The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    The usual moral outrage is greeting the recent unveiling of Blast, Colt 45's entry into the "alcopop" market heretofore dominated by Four Loko. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Colt 45's Blast and The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    Cue the moral outrage. Colt 45 is entering the "alcopop" market with its answer to Four Loko, Blast. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enthuse in another context, "eight bottles of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Last Night: Ice Cube At House Of Blues

    "Look at me; I'm just doing my motherfuckin' thang!" Photos by Marco Torres​Ice Cube House of Blues March 2, 2011 We all know the drill: You attend a rap show, buy a few drinks, say hello to your cousin/co-worker/pastor who also bought tickets, and then proceed to sit through a slew of openi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
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    January 12, 2011

    It's Time To Let Go Of The '90s

    ​No one knows when the pandemic first struck. But at some point, every hip-hop head caught the Nineties Adoration Syndrome (N.A.S.). N.A.S. is characterized by intense feelings of nostalgia, hostility toward modern music, and an affinity for chest-high acid-washed jeans. In severe cases, N.A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Nasty Nique EP Has The Heart Of A Champion

    ​This year, the New Houston Collective has really become a force. In no particular order, their attendance sheet: Fat Tony, Propain, B L A C K I E, Hollywood FLOSS, Preemo, Eskabel, Hubbard, Nosaprise, hasHBrown, Thuro, H-Kane, Delo, Les, Roderick, The Niceguys, John Dew, Montana, Virgo, Dirty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top Eight Worst Musician Vanity Film Projects

    ​Rocks Off won't speak for everyone, but if we ever found ourselves a platinum-selling artist, we kinda doubt we'd press our luck by veering off into the world of acting. We mean, it hardly ever works from the opposite direction (right, Don Johnson?), so what good can possibly come from assumi ... More >>

  • Film

    August 19, 2010

    Ghetto Fabulous

    Bow Wow strikes it rich in Lottery Ticket.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Does Being An Actor Compromise Your Rap Career?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Damien Randle, Sam Sneed Not Invited: Freekey Zeekey, for getting Dipset back together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    5 Rappers Who Dissed The Radio, Sucka!

    ​ "Radio - suckers never play me" - Public Enemy, "Rebel Without a Pause" Eazy-E once walked up to legendary disc jockey Greg Mack and asked him what he could do to make his music radio-ready. Mack's reply? "Well, you could start by cleaning up the lyrics." Ever the savvy businessman, Eazy returne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Slim Thug, Texas Takeover, Bun B, Mack 10 Vs. Ice Cube, Rappers on Twitter, Erykah Badu, Z-Ro, Freck Billionaire, Etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. ​ Single of the Week: "Callin' My Phone," Slim Thug feat. Slim Wire to Wire Texas Takeover is doing an NCAA-style bracket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Big Pokey, Bun, Trae, Jeezy, Z-Ro, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka, Dame Grease, Jay-Z & Jack White, Lil Flip, Etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. "Hey, Remember That?" Single of the Week: "Who Dat Mad," Big Pokey, Big Steve and Big E Wire to Wire Bun B interviewed with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Guerilla Foco Clan, Z-Ro, Devin, Lots Of Bun, Kid Cudi, Juvenile And More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Reflection," Guerilla Foco Clan Wire to Wire Of course, the universe spun out of control this week. De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Five Songs For That Glorious Last Day Of School

    As Alice Cooper once sang, "School's out for summer." And we've heard that song played again and again and again on the radio on the last day of school ad infinitum every year since. And I'm sure we'll here it today, somehow, someway, somewhere...And just as you can't really avoid putting "Rock Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Five Songs For That Glorious Last Day Of School

    As Alice Cooper once sang, "School's out for summer." And we've heard that song played again and again and again on the radio on the last day of school ad infinitum every year since. And I'm sure we'll here it today, somehow, someway, somewhere. And just as you can't really avoid putting "Rock You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    The Best Videos of 2008, Part 2

    5. Killer Mike feat. Ice Cube, "Pressure" 4. Weezer, "Pork and Beans" 3. Justice, "Stress" (above) 2. Hayes Carll, "She Left Me for Jesus" And the best video of 2008 is... 

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    First Sunday

    Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Devin the Dude

    Devin the Dude performs Sunday, April 29, at Bar Rio, 6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600.

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
  • Film

    March 31, 2005

    Cut and Paste

    Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most dangerous and radical hip-hop records of all time

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Westside Connection

    Terrorist Threats (Capitol)

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Good Folk

    Caroline Herring shows her South side

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Compton's (Back) N the House

    Four discs trace the development of the original gangstas

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    After Schlock

    If only Ice Cube's freaky Friday films could switch places with better movies

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Kontroversy

    Korn ignores critics of its heavy metal attitude

  • Film

    April 9, 1998

    Mean Streets

    Ice Cube's Player's Club takes African-American film to a new low point in sexism

  • Film

    April 17, 1997
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