Nardwuar: Who are you?
Ice Cube: [laughs] Ice Cube.
Ice Cube, welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
I'm really excited because you're shooting this movie Are
We There Yet? in
Vancouver, and Vancouver is playing Vancouver. Is that true,
Yeah Vancouver is playing itself.
Which is totally amazing because it never happens that way.
Yeah, most people come here and shoot every other city but
Vancouver, but a lot of movies are shot right here and we said, "Yo
we there, why the hell won't we use Vancouver?" You know?
Thank you very much for acknowledging that Ice Cube, and I
wanted to ask you a bit more about the movie Are We There
Yet? I understand that you're fighting a deer in the
movie. That sounds exciting, Ice Cube verses a deer!
[laughs] Yeah, and I kick that deer ass too! Don't worry about
nothing y'know. It's a kids comedy, family movie and it's a trip to see
me with a couple of kids, y'know I think that's funny in itself.
And Nia Long is also in the movie and she was
also with you in Boyz 'N The Hood too?
Yeah, Nia Long, we've been following each other's career
for the longest. She's been down since Boyz 'N The Hood. She
was in Friday with me and now we've come full circle. And Jay
Mohr is in it, , y'know comedian, really funny dude, so we got a good
Ice Cube, I'd like to thank you again for setting
your movie in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I don't know if you're familiar
with who lives in Vancouver, but
Tommy Chong used to live in
Vancouver. Did you know that, Ice Cube?
It seems like it with all the bud you got going on around here.
Tommy Chong coming from BC, y'know that seems about right.
Tommy Chong used to live in Vancouver, but now unfortunately
he's in jail. But on behalf of the people from Vancouver, British
Columbia, I want to give you a present Ice Cube for actually
setting your movie Are We There Yet? in
Vancouver, and this is a present from Tommy Chong and the people
of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is a Cheech And
Chong incense burner for you, Ice Cube. [Nardwuar hands Ice cube a
Cheech And Chong incense burner]
[laughs] Yeah. I'm loving this. Y'know this is one of
my favourite gifts. I'm feeling this man.
A Cheech And Chong incense burner, just to let the kids know.
An incense burner.
Yeah, we'll keep some incense burning in here, no problem.
But I like this man, I dig this. I was a big fan of these movies.
We kind of loosely based our Friday movies
on these Cheech And Chong movies.
That's what I was going to say. You're like the next descendant
of the Chongster, aren't you, Ice Cube?
Everybody gotta have a godfather, so I guess Tommy Chong and
Cheech, those are our godfathers. Me and Smokey, me and Day-Day.
Ice Cube, the first time I heard N.W.A.
I was scared.
[laughs] It really scared me!
You look scared now.
Well, you're nice Cube, so I'm not that scared.
You're the nice Cube, but thinking back you guys weren't the
first to do the gangsta thing were you? Well I guess the full-on
West Coast thing, but Schoolly D, he did a bit of the gangsterisms
too didn't he, from Philly? Does Schoolly D get any props at
all, Ice Cube?
Yeah, Schoolly D get much props. He was definitely one of the
originators of gangsta rap, you gotta say that. Also you gotta
say KRS-One, y'know, Boogie Down Productions, they was doing some
hardcore records back then. There's a few people that came before
N.W.A., but no people came like N.W.A. Y'know what I mean? So N.W.A.
gotta be the world's most dangerous group.
Yes, I am still scared.
But I was wondering Ice Cube, Schoolly D could breakdance.
What's your dancing ability like Ice Cube?
I have none.
You've never tried any?
Nope I'm like Sir Noise, devoid of funk. I will never dance.
Ice Cube, one other group that I've been
interested in is the rock 'n' roll group Cameo. Some people give
them a bad rap, but what is the coolness about the Cameo, because
I think they're pretty amazing, aren't they? [hands Ice cube
a Cameo record]
Yeah, Cameo's off the hook. I mean, on this record, "Be
Yourself" was dope, "Flirt" was dope, "Alligator Woman" was off
the hook, so... I mean, this album only has eight songs, man. I don't
think you can get away with that nowadays.
But Cameo sometimes get a bad rap, don't
they? I mean, they don't always get the respect they deserve.
I think nowadays I think the Outkast are even having Cameo's
bass player on some of their recordings.
I don't know if Cameo's getting a bad rap. I mean, who
got time to dis Cameo?
Certainly not me, speaking here to Ice
Cube on the set of the movie Are We...
Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet? And
I was wondering Ice Cube, your good homey friend
I interviewed him a little while back and I showed him this
record by Flip Wilson. [hands Ice Cube a Flip Wilson record]
And Flip Wilson is wearing a dress here. And I said to Snoop, "Would
you ever wear a dress?" And Snoop said...