Originally, “gangsta rap” was coined “reality rap,” according to Ice Cube. He says a reporter came up with the “gangsta rap” phrase and there was no going back. Aside from that, though, Cube was determined to learn the business, and he’s built a commanding empire.
Ice Cube is often overlooked for his business acumen, but he was making major moves long before Jay-Z and Master P were well-known. Cube made history, with his movies, but him also starring in them led to people classifying him as an actor. That move may have helped him grow in plain sight.
Recently, Ice Cube stopped by “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast, with Gillie Da King and Wallo. This is a guest they’ve always wanted, as both grew up looking up to Cube. In this interview, Cube explained how his career started, learning the business, becoming a businessman, “F*ck Tha Police,” the BIG3 league, and much more.