Ice Cube was on with Carson Daly on Total Request Live on Tuesday promote his new film ‘All About The Benjamins’ out on Friday. Cube says a reunion with NWA is possible but free time was the major obstacle. “We all want to do a record but we know we have to do, you know, a record that’s off the hook. We just can’t just all go in the studio and do anything. So, it’s just time. We all, you know, our time is just limited and we don’t have the time, really, to marinate and do the record so that’s why it’s been on hold but, as soon as we finds time, as soon as Dre said yo, ready time to go to the studio, we’ll be in there but we don’t want to just go throw anything together, you know,” He said. Read on for a transcript.
Carson: Come over here. Good job. Thank you very much, pal. I’m going
to talk to cube there. Take that.
>> Yeah, yeah!
Carson: Where you been.
>> Oh, man.
Carson: Like two years.
>> Workin’ hard.
Carson: Go down the list and not waste time all the cube fans, the greatest
hits record all about the benjamins in theaters.
>> Off the hook me and mike [inaudible] check it out. Everybody check
Carson: This is done through your production company; right?
>> Yeah, cubevision productions, uhm, my company. We did next friday.
We did all about the benjamins, we going to do the third friday comin’
>> off the hook.
Carson: And then the director of all about the benjamins has done music
videos, i know.
>> Yeah, kevin brake, yeah, yeah a lot of windy videos, off the hook.
Carson: Of all the things you do, you produce, you direct as well.
Carson: The acting. How do you do everything?
>> You know, i i just love what i do, you know. When i put my stamp
on it you see cubevision you want it hands-on, you know, really my vision
so i just try to put my hand in all the pots and you know see if we can
make up some fly gumbo here.
Carson: Ha-ha. That’s indeed the case how is the family, the kids.
>> Lovely. They back in california gettin’ big. My wife with me, you
know she down stairs i’m havin’ a good time doing my thing out here in
new york, trl.
>> It don’t stop.
Carson: We’ll check out system of a down “toxicity” and more with ice
cube, who we are very glad is here on trl
Carson: A wanna-be system of a down “toxicity” spending our time with
cube. And i want to mention i think it is started to air over the weekend
but will repeat this week an mtv proamam called ice cube a movie special
look for that and check it out to find out a lot more. Tell us about the
movie when it is out friday.
>> It is called “all about the benjamins” i play a bounty hunter and
mike play as con-man you know i’m chasin’ him and when i’m about to catch
him we get hooked up into this 20 million dollar diamond heist and end
up partners, you know tryin’ to get that money.
Carson: Where did you shoot it.
Carson: How was that.
>> Off the hook, off the hook.
Carson: That’s the best thgg about cubevision you are the boss.
>> Exactly. You know.
Carson: It is nice it time of year.
>> We’ll do maui, the krib yen, you know, do it all why not.
Carson: I think it is so cool for you definitely being a fan growing
up listening back in the day out in los angeles. Is that what you do now
is that you’ve spun everything an all of your business through yourself
and what a great message to send other young up and coming not just hip-hop
artists but people from a community like you came from.
>> Yeah, it’s all about self. Nothin’ going to hold you back but yourself,
you know. Everything i tried new, i wasn’t scared to get in there, dive
in there, learn it, you know it’s help me this far you know so it’s a blessin’
being in this position and hope flow i’m an example for a lot of people
Carson: There are a lot of rich films — kids going to film school trying
to break into the business. What about you has aen abled you to be so successful.
>> I’m like a sponge, you know, when i’m in something i try to absorb
it and, you know, take the most out of it. When i started doin’ videos
i wanted to learn how to make the videos, when I started doin’ movies i
wanted to learn how to make the movies so it is all about being ambitious
and following your dreams and going for it, period.
Carson: Why the greatest hits record?
>> Oh,, you know, i’m leavin’ priority records this is my last album
over there with priority. I figured this would be a period on that era
in my music to put out a greatest hits. I’m lookin’ for a new label righnonow
to do bigger and better things.
Carson: Very cool. Nice to talk to you. B2k is up next as we talk more
with our mystery guest here on trl.
>> Yeah. Yeah
Carson: They will be performing that tomorrow. Ice cube’s movie is out
friday. One of the special parts of seeing “up in smoke” was the end and
you and the guys with n.W.A. And snoop came out.
Carson: There was a buzz about a possible record. I know mtv is probably
a good place to ask you about n.W.A..
>> We all want to do a record but we know we have to do, you know, a
record that’s off the hook. We just can’t just all go in the studio and
do anything. So, it’s just time. We all, you know, our time is just limited
and we don’t have the time, really, to marinate and do the record so that’s
why it’s been on hold but, as soon as we finds time, as soon as dre said
yo, ready time to go to the studio, we’ll be in there but we don’t want
to just go throw anything together, you know.
Carson: Very good. The movie out friday, check it out. Ice cube.
>> “All about the benjamins” march 8th off the hook.
Carson: Check out the record. Always a pleasure. Thank you for being
here. We’ll be back with the top 2 most requested videos next on trl. Thanks
to ice cube