Ice Cube Visits Radio 1

Ice Cube was Colin Murray’s special guest on Friday (July 21) on his Radio 1 show. Listen to a replay of the show, and check out a picture, at BBC.co.uk.

Irv Gotti Puts In A Good Word For Oprah

Ludacris, Ice Cube and 50 Cent have voiced their displeasure with Oprah Winfrey, claiming she doesn’t like hip hop. But recently exonerated rap producer Irv Gotti thinks they should lay off. “I love Oprah, but she’s 50 [52] years old,” Gotti, 36, tells The New York Daily News. “She’s like my aunt and my mom, and they don’t love hip hop. Maybe she’ll come around.”

Ice Cube Visits ‘Last Call’

Ice Cube dropped by ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday to promote his new album ‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’ and to perform ‘Why We Thugs’. He discussed writing his first rap in typing class, the state of rap music today, Oprah not liking hip-hop, returning to touring for the first time in a while, that it’s up to Dr. Dre to put together a NWA reunion, and more. Read on for a rough transcript.
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On TV: The Streets, T.I., Ice Cube

Rap acts on television this week include The Streets, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; Jamie Kennedy, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; T.I., who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; and Ice Cube, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday.

The Game Visits ‘Last Call’

The Game dropped by ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ last night to promote his new film ‘Waist Deep’. They also discussed Carson’s new shoe line, playing in the Rucker basketball tournament last year, getting inspired to rap by Easy-E, having a white friend, his new album ‘The Doctor’s Advocate’ coming out this fall, and more. For a rough transcript, read on.
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On TV: Ice Cube, The Game, Xzibit

Rap acts on television this week include Ice Cube, who visits ‘Best Damn Sports Show Period’ on Tuesday; The Game, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; Chamillionaire, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday; and Xzibit, who visits ‘Last Call’ on Friday.

Ice Cube: I Was Better In ‘XXX’ Than Vin Diesel

Ice Cube tells Complex magazine that his starring role in the sequel to the ‘XXX’ was better than Vin Diesel in the original. “Mine was just better,” the rapper/actor insisted. “Look better, act better. I don’t know what he could do as good as me.” In addition to trying to stoke his very own celebrity feud, Ice Cube also takes on racial stereotypes. “There’s some truth in stereotypes. People just should be themselves. If we eating chicken is a stereotype, and I like chicken, I’m gonna have me some damn chicken. I’m not gonna worry about who’s watching me, and am I fulfilling the stereotypes.”

On TV: Yung Joc, Ludacris, Ice Cube

Rap acts on television this week include Yung Joc, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday and ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday; Ludacris, who visits ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday, presents at the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday, and visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Friday; Ice Cube, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; and T.I., who presents at the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday.

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