Ice Cube Takes a Break from Building his Family Friendly Figure to Revisit his Roots.

Matt Kiebus :: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 7:00 pm

Ice Cube used to be one of the top 5 scariest human beings alive. Now, he’s about to star in a family sitcom on TBS based on his film Are We There Yet? When did he fall so far from grace? It’s almost as bad as Chevy Chase’s astronomical fall from Caddyshack to Snow Day. On a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon Cube appeared as a guest to plug his new show and album, I Am The West, coming out in July. After spending so much time developing his acting career with Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet? One must ask the question: has Ice Cube gone soft? (I mean I’m not asking it. I’m just hypothetically speaking and still a little scared.)

After watching his interview of Fallon I came to the conclusion that he’s treading a very fine line between “keeping it gangsta” and “keeping it PG for biggest box office success.”

I’m pretty sure you can’t say “fuck the police” on basic cable, but I’m worried Ice Cube no longer has the passion or desire to say it anymore. Even the cover of his new album is comical. Seeing the kid from Compton wearing a cowboy Halloween costume isn’t exactly intimidating. It looks like the picture was taken at Six Flags.

Maybe he has matured and left some of his past in the streets of Los Angeles, but his image transformation from gang banger to teddy bear has been a dramatic one. He might even like the police now!

However in a surprising move Ice Cube performed the first verse of “Today was a Good Day”  with the help of The Roots at the end of his interview with Fallon (check the 8:00 mark in the video). Like every suburbanite who loved rap music growing up  I enjoyed every second of it, but I did wonder when’s the last time he needed to use his AK?

One Response to “Ice Cube Takes a Break from Building his Family Friendly Figure to Revisit his Roots.”
  1. His best work was Friday: The Animated Series!

    Posted by: IceCubeTray June 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm