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Ice Cube's pigeonhole hate
Ice Cube hates being "pigeonholed" as a musician.
The American rapper likes being free to release whatever kind of sound he wants, and gets frustrated when people criticise him from releasing music which is "out of the box".
He explained: "I've never pigeonholed myself as an artist. I think you gotta let it flow. Do what you feel. Sometimes you feel like being preachy. Sometimes you feel like having fun. That's what hip-hop is, you know, not to pigeonhole yourself into, 'I'm this style.' People have been trying to put me in a style, and then was like, 'Yo, you do this.' And anything out of the box is, 'Cube! What you doing? You changing? What's up?' "
Because of his fan's obsession with scrutinising his music, the 40-year-old star decided to keep his latest LP 'I Am the West' true to just one sound.
He told BallerStatus.com "So, with this record, it's the summer. It's California. It's a West Coast record. The people might appreciate that from other places. But if I hear a record from the South, I wanna sound like the South. If I hear an East Coast record, I wanna sound like the East Coast. I want to feel the concrete. So, when you hear a West Coast record, do you want me to do what the East Coast is doing, and what the South is doing? No. You want West Coast right? So, that's what I'm doing."
'I Am the West' is due for release through Ice Cube's own independent record label Lench Mob Records in July.Posted on 8 Jun 2010 07:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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