Ice Cube Responds To Rap Genius Breakdowns For His "Straight Outta Compton" Lyrics (VIDEO)
(AllHipHop News) N.W.A is back. The seminal Hip Hop group is experiencing a cultural revival thanks to the F. Gary Gray directed feature film Straight Outta Compton. The movie’s title was taken from the group’s debut studio album.
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When N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton LP was released in 1988, fans did not have access to a lyric breakdown website like Genius.com, so Vanity Fair caught up with founding member Ice Cube to get his take on bars from the album’s title track.
The segment features Cube reading and replying to Rap Genius users annotations for his verse on “Straight Outta Compton.” According to the rapper/actor/producer, some of the Geniuses got it right while others missed the mark.
Watch Ice Cube respond to Rap Genius interpretations of “Straight Outta Compton” in the video below.