Time Off magazine caught up with Ice Cube, where the rapper weighed in on Nas’ controversial ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ statement. “What [Nas] is mad about is that pop-rap basically hogs all the attention of mainstream media,” Cube said. “But who cares about mainstream media, who cares what they decide to play or blow up? We know the hardcore groups don’t get enough light. It’s better to stay underground, that’s how you cherish it. Pop-rap is what’s making people feel sour.” Timeoff.com.au has since removed the full article.