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Disney turns Ice Cube's gritty South Central project into something more family friendly

04.11.2011

For my money, Ice Cube was one of the best rappers...probably ever. (If we're keeping track, it's something like Cube, Biggie, Jay-Z, Kanye, Rakim, Chuck D in no particular order.) But then he decided he was done with the rap game and after a failed attempt and reinventing himself as an action here (XXX2 anyone?), he segued into family films and found some surprising success. But Cube has been talking about returning to his roots in the hood, with a gritty, South Central drama titled CHROME AND PAINT. But then Disney got involved.

Disney is in talks to finance and distribute the film, once meant to be a spiritual successor to BOYZ N THE HOOD, and has taken the hardcore tale and turned it into a PG-13 film. The story follows the South Central subculture of tricked out cars. But Cube had a meeting with Disney and the studio sparked interest in the film and now it's described as being more SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and AMERICAN GRAFFITI.

To note, Universal had interest in the project as well but was already developing LOW RIDER, a similarly themed film, and decided to pass on the Cube project. Cube is currently getting set to star in 21 JUMP STREET while his writing partner Eva Vives works on the script in the Disney Writing Fellowship Program.

So what do you think about this news? Is this Cube selling out or just a guy trying to make a dollar? Should Cube have any allegiance to his gangsta past?

Source: Deadline

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7:33AM on 04/12/2011

Top rappers really

Where are half of wu tang at on this,some of the sickest solo rap albums ever plus 36 chambers! Gza liquid swords album is what all hip hop should strive to be.
Where are half of wu tang at on this,some of the sickest solo rap albums ever plus 36 chambers! Gza liquid swords album is what all hip hop should strive to be.
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9:31PM on 04/11/2011
Q-Tip, Shock G/Humpty Hump and Pharoahe Monch deserve mention...
Q-Tip, Shock G/Humpty Hump and Pharoahe Monch deserve mention...
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7:30AM on 04/12/2011
Not as best rappers ever,pharoah is a dope guy yea,q-tip he's got a cool sound but lyrics aren't in the upper echelon. I'm not thumbing you down I'm just saying,no genius? Liquid swords is the finest piece of hip hop ever put on an album.
Not as best rappers ever,pharoah is a dope guy yea,q-tip he's got a cool sound but lyrics aren't in the upper echelon. I'm not thumbing you down I'm just saying,no genius? Liquid swords is the finest piece of hip hop ever put on an album.
8:38PM on 04/11/2011

shit

Nas, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Blu, Earl Sweatshirt
Nas, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Blu, Earl Sweatshirt
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6:36PM on 04/11/2011

And to add.......

Ice Cube is a horrible actor that if anyone offers him money to act he better jump on it i don t care what role it is. I just don't why anyone offers him anything, he's not good There are many black actors out there better than him.
Ice Cube is a horrible actor that if anyone offers him money to act he better jump on it i don t care what role it is. I just don't why anyone offers him anything, he's not good There are many black actors out there better than him.
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4:51PM on 04/11/2011

Kanye=Epic Fail

I'm diggin that you got Rakim on there...but what? No Nas, no KRS-One, no Del, no Atmosphere, no Gza, no J5, Pac....WTF!?!
I'm diggin that you got Rakim on there...but what? No Nas, no KRS-One, no Del, no Atmosphere, no Gza, no J5, Pac....WTF!?!
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2:01PM on 04/11/2011

Das cool...

People need to understand, two things, 1) Cube didn't write Boyz in the Hood, he just had a role in it. Every other movie he was in or wrote, was a comedy, except Players Club.

2)Where does it say that this guys, or anybody has to be type cast as one particular role? "Angry Black Man" He's trying to get in were he fits in. If you were an out fielder, but the Yankees offered you a position as a catcher, would you take it? I would if the money was right....

3) "Gangsta Rap" doesn't exist
People need to understand, two things, 1) Cube didn't write Boyz in the Hood, he just had a role in it. Every other movie he was in or wrote, was a comedy, except Players Club.

2)Where does it say that this guys, or anybody has to be type cast as one particular role? "Angry Black Man" He's trying to get in were he fits in. If you were an out fielder, but the Yankees offered you a position as a catcher, would you take it? I would if the money was right....

3) "Gangsta Rap" doesn't exist anymore. He fit a particular type to fill the role of a "Gangsta Rapper" because he "looked" the part. Even back then NWA didn't go around slapping people all the time, but saying you did sold records. Just like now, its about saying you sell drugs, or drive a Bently, when half the rappers out there don't have a real "rap sheet", and are living off the $50k advance from their label.
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3:44PM on 04/11/2011
It's all so true- gangsta rap sounds really stupid to people now because we're much more media saavy- if we're hearing your song on the radio or on iTunes, you haven't been a gangster for a long time, if you ever were- and the music videos showing all the toys? They're all rentals thrown in by the record company to make you look The Part. Even 50 Cent rented his "whips" for his episode of Cribs to look richer than he really was.
It's all so true- gangsta rap sounds really stupid to people now because we're much more media saavy- if we're hearing your song on the radio or on iTunes, you haven't been a gangster for a long time, if you ever were- and the music videos showing all the toys? They're all rentals thrown in by the record company to make you look The Part. Even 50 Cent rented his "whips" for his episode of Cribs to look richer than he really was.
1:14PM on 04/11/2011
No Eminem or Nas? Really?

As for Ice Cube, well.. he's the very definition of a sell-out. I can't say I fault him for it, or that it's wrong, or that I'd do anything differently.. he's making millions upon millions of dollars, and has a fantastic future for his family.
No Eminem or Nas? Really?

As for Ice Cube, well.. he's the very definition of a sell-out. I can't say I fault him for it, or that it's wrong, or that I'd do anything differently.. he's making millions upon millions of dollars, and has a fantastic future for his family.
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11:21AM on 04/11/2011
From Niggas With Attitude to Are We There Yet? Love of money is a slippery slope.
From Niggas With Attitude to Are We There Yet? Love of money is a slippery slope.
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11:01AM on 04/11/2011
Ice Cube was a good rapper I will not take that away from him; however he cannot be over Biggie. Then again I might be biased because I am from Brooklyn.
Ice Cube was a good rapper I will not take that away from him; however he cannot be over Biggie. Then again I might be biased because I am from Brooklyn.
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1:12PM on 04/11/2011
Yes, your biased...Biggie had one good album...so to me he's not the greatest, I'll give it to Tupac before I give it to biggie...but then again, I'd give it to Em, before I give it to Pac, and I'm from NJ....
Yes, your biased...Biggie had one good album...so to me he's not the greatest, I'll give it to Tupac before I give it to biggie...but then again, I'd give it to Em, before I give it to Pac, and I'm from NJ....
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9:32AM on 04/11/2011

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Well if you re going to hate on Ice Cube then you have to despise Ice T. Mr. Cop Killer now plays a police officer defending sex crimes victims on Law and order. There is nothing wrong with evolving and making money, the angry west coast black phenom that thrived in eighties and ninties is dead. Even hip hop today is more pop because times are changing and fun is what evryone wants, I only wish Eminem would catch on and stop depressing me with his rehabed ass. N.W.A. is now Niggas with
Well if you re going to hate on Ice Cube then you have to despise Ice T. Mr. Cop Killer now plays a police officer defending sex crimes victims on Law and order. There is nothing wrong with evolving and making money, the angry west coast black phenom that thrived in eighties and ninties is dead. Even hip hop today is more pop because times are changing and fun is what evryone wants, I only wish Eminem would catch on and stop depressing me with his rehabed ass. N.W.A. is now Niggas with Agents.
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9:31AM on 04/11/2011
This has got to be the funniest story I've read in a long time. Right now, I think this is a horrible idea, but if the trailer turns out good, I'll change my mind. Then again, I am tired of hood movies.
This has got to be the funniest story I've read in a long time. Right now, I think this is a horrible idea, but if the trailer turns out good, I'll change my mind. Then again, I am tired of hood movies.
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9:27AM on 04/11/2011
Too bad.
Too bad.
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9:20AM on 04/11/2011
Despite making crap films over the last couple years I don't think I'll ever hate it because I rewatch Friday and Boyz N The Hood too much
Despite making crap films over the last couple years I don't think I'll ever hate it because I rewatch Friday and Boyz N The Hood too much
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9:20AM on 04/11/2011

NWA?

Not that I had high hopes for this movie, but really? Also, Saturday Night Fever isn't all clean and family friendly. I dunno what to think now that they compare it to American Graffiti and SNF. WTF does that mean? Both movies are pretty different.

Ice Cube, that nigga lost his attitude long ago.
Not that I had high hopes for this movie, but really? Also, Saturday Night Fever isn't all clean and family friendly. I dunno what to think now that they compare it to American Graffiti and SNF. WTF does that mean? Both movies are pretty different.

Ice Cube, that nigga lost his attitude long ago.
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