110+ Ice Cube Quotes On Hard-hitting, Political And Innovative

Top 10 Ice Cube Quotes (BEST)

  1. I do what I do. You like it, great. You don't, go listen to somebody else. I'm stickin' with the people who stuck with me.
  2. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall with a joint, drinking some eight-ball.
  3. Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
  4. If you born in the mud, you gonna be dirty, and people don't understand that.
  5. You can do anything in the world if you say "Hey man, don't blame me, the devil made me do it. It's an easy way to escape responsibility."
  6. Keep doin' what you're doin', fall in love with what you're creating, and everything else will fall into place.
  7. You wanna be remembered for making an impact and changing things.And I guess for the good or for the bad, it don't matter. But I guess you just wanna be remembered when it's all said and done.
  8. Gangsta to us didn't have anything to do with Al Capone and stuff like that. It's just about living your life the way you want to live it. And you're not going to let nothing stop you.
  9. My advice for anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps: create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don't doubt yourself.
  10. Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.

Ice Cube Short Quotes

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  • Sometimes, when you want to laugh, reality steps in.
  • I think I'm unique to the game 'cause of my versatility.
  • If you think about stuff that happened when you were young, it stays with you forever.
  • I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.
  • Should I peel a cap or should I let him survive?
  • A bird in the hand is worth more than a Bush.
  • [Boycott Oscar] is like crying about not having enough icing on your cake. It's just ridiculous.
  • You like a woman, she's got kids, it's a package. You can't just go in one-sided.
  • I grew up in the seventies and disco was big. That influenced me the most.
  • When my nine goes buck, it will bust your head like a watermelon dropping 12 stories up.

Ice Cube Quotes On Life

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Everybody who comes from the gangster life - they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more. — Ice Cube

I really appreciate family. I really can't imagine life without them! — Ice Cube

Don't get a movie confused with real life. I'm a well-rounded human being like everyone else. — Ice Cube

I'm not actually from Compton - I'm from South Central Los Angeles, and my father still lives in the same house I grew up in, so I'm there all the time. — Ice Cube

I've done movies for certain reasons; I did 'Anaconda' because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn't dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It's like, 'The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.' — Ice Cube

Don't talk about death, I've got too much life to live, To many orders to give. — Ice Cube

I hope everything works in our favor. The show is cool. It’s family fare. We ain’t aiming at the cheap seats. Instead, we’re making something with a broad appeal that people of any color or creed and from all walks of life can enjoy and maybe learn something from. — Ice Cube

I have a really beautiful life right now, so there is no reason to be hostile. I'm a husband, a father and a man who tries to do the right thing in life and in my work. — Ice Cube

I think [director] Malcolm Lee is a real master at being able to make you laugh while bringing serious subject-matter, so the movie doesn't hinge on silliness, but on real life. — Ice Cube

Anybody that really knew Tupac will tell you the same thing. That he was just a dude that was full of life, full of energy. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes On Political

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I'm not really into the political game as far as paying politicians and stuff like that, I'm not into that. You do your job, and I'll do mine. — Ice Cube

I like to tell the streets what the political climate is, and I like to tell any politicians that's listening what the streets think. And sometimes people get nicked up and bruised up, but I usually have a lot of good medicine for that. — Ice Cube

I like Obama, but I understand that his hands are tied, the way Congress is reacting. It's just partisan politics everywhere, and don't know how we going to get things done in the future without compromising a little bit. — Ice Cube

We come from the days when rap used to agitate the mainstream. Now it's more buddy-buddy. That doesn't sit well with me. So what we need is [a bit more] street politics, bringing up issues, agitating you a little bit. And nothing can agitate you more now than a terrorist threat. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes On People

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I know that there are obstacles; I know that there are hills to climb, I know there were people before me that made my journey easier and there are people behind me that I have made the journey easier for. — Ice Cube

There's things people say in the barbershop they won't even say in their own living room, because it's just one of those zones where nobody's going to judge you too much about your dumb opinion. — Ice Cube

I think my fans respect me for bein' as truthful and honest as you can be and still be Rap music and not be opinion music. It's still Rap, its still style, flavor, flair, and people just kind of like how I present myself and the things that I do. — Ice Cube

I want to do more drama. Comedy is the path of least resistance for my company. People know we can do them. People know they get a good response. People want to make them. Who am I to push up against that? — Ice Cube

The biggest change in the government's behavior has been because of TV and its ability to show to the world what has happened in this community... that's the biggest change. But without TV... the separation between the government and the people would be much worse than it is. — Ice Cube

People are still tied to their hoods, and it's usually not the artist, it's usually the friends and instigators who get it popping. — Ice Cube

A lot of people have a misconception of what the ghetto is all about. You know, it's only a small percentage of the people that are bad. Everybody else is good. — Ice Cube

The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love. — Ice Cube

The silver and black may have another home, but the Raiders will always belong to the people of Los Angeles. — Ice Cube

I think when hip hop first started, people were open to it, and groups like Public Enemy and there was groups like Poor Righteous Teachers and all these people who were spitting a lot of knowledge, a lot of history, questioning a lot of societal barriers was starting to be super popular. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes On Music

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I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration. — Ice Cube

I’m a B-boy at heart. I still like rhyming. It’s just the radio game is like Chinese arithmetic. It’s hard to know what nuts to crack. But I still love music, been dropping music. Never stopped really. — Ice Cube

Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining. — Ice Cube

But with rap music - not just N.W.A. - but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time. — Ice Cube

The creative process of making a movie really turned me on. I'd started getting behind the scenes with a camcorder and VHS tape when making music videos. — Ice Cube

I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat. — Ice Cube

Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It's played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they're always using music. And it goes together, you know. — Ice Cube

I still enjoy doing music. I'm not going to stop doing it, and doing it the way that I feel it should be done. — Ice Cube

Most of the problems that we have are brought on by the government and not by music. Music is a mirror of what we're going through, not the cause of what we're going through. — Ice Cube

The movie industry is one big collaboration. Music gives me that freedom to create things straight from my heart and my mind. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes On Love

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God damn, it's a brand new payback From the straight gangsta mack in straight gangsta black How many motherfuckers gotta pay Went to the shelf and dusted off the AK Caps gotta get peeled Cause "The Nigga Ya Love to hate" still can "Kill at Will" — Ice Cube

I don't get nothing but love. In every ghetto all over the world. Nothing but love. They respect that I came outta there and I'm doing it the right way. You can't do nothing but respect that. — Ice Cube

We should love the fact that we're not just getting one point of view. That we have this diversity in entertainment, and people are not scared to be themselves, and people are not scared to make people uncomfortable, and that's all part of it. That's all part of being free. — Ice Cube

Embrace what makes up you. Some stereotypes are true - I love chicken, but that's a stereotype, I love f**king basketball, but that's a stereotype, too. But who cares? Embrace it. Be who you are, and don't be ashamed of what that is. — Ice Cube

I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it's like climbing a mountain or building a building. It's a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself. — Ice Cube

It's easier for me to get comedies made because of my track record. Everybody needs to find their niche. I love dramas, but I understand that I am still just a young man in moviemaking. I know there will be some time to get back to that. — Ice Cube

Our household is built on love and respect. And we don't really let negative vibes stay too long. It's worked out. I got a great family, great kids. — Ice Cube

My son Darrel could recite 'Straight Outta Compton' at two years old. He loved it! You can expose your kids to anything as long as you sit there and explain it to them. — Ice Cube

The best thing I've done with my money is buy a house for my family. You wake up to a house you love and you feel like somebody. — Ice Cube

Don't want to hear my favorite rapper doin' a love song. If I want to hear something soft, I'll throw on Luther Vandross. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes On Career

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I'm not trying to turn into Eddie Murphy, and just do kids movies the rest of my career. I'm going to still do a wide variety of movies, as well as do hardcore rap. — Ice Cube

I've been fighting my whole career to show a different side and prove naysayers - not prove them wrong, because I don't think you should get your energy from negative people. — Ice Cube

I am only 33, I've got a lot to do. This is the first half of my career. I'm looking forward to the future and I'm proud about the past. — Ice Cube

I love any time you can enlighten people to mistakes, that's how I started my career. — Ice Cube

I always tell people that if you gave me a pen and a piece of paper when I was a teenager and said, "Write out how you'd like your career to go," I would have probably short changed myself compared to what it's been for real. I'm just extremely excited about what I've accomplished. — Ice Cube

I figured, when I make a movie, especially earlier in my career, one thing I was going to make sure was that the movie doesn't cost a lot and that it has potential to make a lot of money. That's how you get respect in Hollywood. — Ice Cube

I've been around a lot longer than most rappers stay around. So I don't feel like, I haven't made too many career mistakes. — Ice Cube

What I learned from architectural drafting is that everything has to have a plan to work. You just can't wing it. I can't get all the materials I need for a house and just start building. Whether it's a career, family, life - you have to plan it out. — Ice Cube

Ice Cube Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Money comes and goes, but your inner feelings, your gut feelings, your manhood, your womanhood, whatever, that stays with you. That don't go anywhere. So you either proud of who you are and how you handle situations or you not. If you handle a situation wrong, you, it will haunt you. — Ice Cube

Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, money is the root. It's not racism and "this-ism" and "that-ism"; it's our thirst and hunger for money. And that's where all the bodies are buried. — Ice Cube

Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren't about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that. — Ice Cube

To me, in a perfect world, you have the flavor and the magic of movies like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. — Ice Cube

Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner. — Ice Cube

You pay to have a good time, you don't always want to pay to be schooled or sad or reminded how bad you got it. To me a movie theater ain't always the place for that. — Ice Cube

The real is always presented. That hardcore record or movie is not needed in the hood, because it's already there. You can see it with your own eyes. — Ice Cube

If it was all about me, I'd do a whole lot of pop records, make a whole lot of money, just rake in the dough. But it's never been all about me. It's all about being a voice for the voiceless. People who can't speak for themselves, who don't have a mic, don't have a say. — Ice Cube

If you really look at my lyrics, nobody's exempt. Nobody's exempt from observation, criticism or what I think is correction. — Ice Cube

You know it ain't no stoppin' All the doggs I'm droppin' It's Friday night, so everything is poppin. — Ice Cube

I believe every pencil has to be sharpened every now and then to stay sharp, or you dull out. So my records, I chose to speak on what black people do, what white people do, what women do, what men do. — Ice Cube

I'm always the "less is more" guy when it comes to a scene. So I'ma be the one who will keep it grounded. Even if I let it go off and go crazy, I'm still the voice of keeping things grounded in reality. — Ice Cube

Creating is really what I like to do. The best thing in the world is to have an idea in the back of your head and then to make that idea into a movie and have people all over the world enjoy it. — Ice Cube

When I was six, God was a white man with a big beard riding on a white cloud. That's the image television pumps. — Ice Cube

Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out. They don't want to and they don't have the means to sustain it. That's where my heart is and that's what I think about all the time. — Ice Cube

I'm a menace to society, But girls in biker shorts are so fly to me. After the date, I'mma want to do the wild thing... You're talkin' lobster? I'm thinkin' Burger King. — Ice Cube

Everybody thinks the grass is greener on the other side. If you talk to most artists, they think they can play something, you know, "If I had stayed playing football in high school, if I had been doing basketball..." Everybody's got their fantasies and thinks the grass is greener. It's not. It's not. — Ice Cube

There's a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don't have that chance to show it. — Ice Cube

No matter what part of the country you come from, you can always come together to make groundbreaking hip-hop. — Ice Cube

The police don't look at you as long when they drive past. Sometimes they don't look at you at all. In South Central, you've got them looking and lurking. I think it's basic harassment. It's part of their tactics to have everybody nervous of them. In the valley, at least I don't feel it the same way. — Ice Cube

The hardest period for a writer is the period in-between writing. That's when you can go crazy if you don't allow the creative juices to flow. — Ice Cube

I usually don't mind movies that people think go overboard because that's what art is all about. Art is about pushing us and making us examine ourselves. — Ice Cube

I've got a basketball signed by all the greats from Julius Irving to Oscar Robinson. It was at an All Star game I got them all to sign it. So that ain't going nowhere. I'm going to die with that in my casket. — Ice Cube

I've always gotten good grades, you know, with my teachers and my English teachers, 'cause I was able to - they'd say, "What did you do for the summer?" I'm able to explain it to them in a written form. And my teachers always patted me on the back for that, being able to take what's in my mind and put it on paper. — Ice Cube

I remember wishing there was snow in L.A. And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow. — Ice Cube

You don't wanna mess up what you've done. It's like Jordan coming back: You're scared to mess up the legacy. — Ice Cube

I used to game a lot, you know, back in the day. My gaming time done got so short that my skills ain't where they need to be to be online, you know what I'm saying? I just got that Xbox One. I gotta get my skills back, up the par to call myself a gamer. — Ice Cube

I get freedom out of hip-hop. I get to be a true artist without any shackles or harnesses. — Ice Cube

The '80s was brand new. It was AIDS. It was gangbanging. It was starting to become big dope-dealing, and crack was starting to flood the neighborhoods. And then you had hip hop, which was something new, other than what we were doing, which was sports, playing football, basketball, baseball. And I was excited. — Ice Cube

Twerking has to end. Not for the ones that look good doing it, but for all the ones that you feel, 'You don't have enough to twerk back there. Your twerkin' look like jerkin.' — Ice Cube

The devil made you a slave. Your waitin' for the devil to come from the ground. Take a look around. Just look at the cross that the priest is holdin'. A beast, in sheep's clothin'. You are the prince of darkness. Hell born, demonic. — Ice Cube

I'm always happy. I've just got a mean face. — Ice Cube

Keep everybody out your business, that's how you do it. And I mean everybody. It ain't about having a relationship outside of the house. It's about having a relationship within each other. When something go down don't be calling your sister or your mother; I'm not gonna be calling my brother or uncles. We're gonna work it out. — Ice Cube

Some comedians you work with, they only turn on when the camera turn on, and they're like sad-faced clowns when the camera's off. And then, they come alive when the camera come on. And you be like, "Oh, damn. You're not a depressed ball of depression, but you are actually funny." — Ice Cube

I don't do much cooking, but one of my favorite dishes to eat is my wife's macaroni and cheese. — Ice Cube

You have to be able to give the people what you want in your way. And that's how you, to me, become a person that they love and not just a fly-by night actor. — Ice Cube

Run DMC brought us out of that underground-only feel. They brought rap above ground and made it respectable as an art form to mainstream music. — Ice Cube

I know my flavor's going to work because I just know there's not a lot of guys like me around. So you got to figure out what's that about you. — Ice Cube

With comedies, I like to be a producer, because comedies can get corny and go off track real fast. — Ice Cube

You can't boycott something you never went to anyway,so why put energy into it? — Ice Cube

I been all around the world and I haven't found a city that I'd rather be from or rather come back to than Los Angeles. — Ice Cube

When you go to a movie, you don't care for one Oscar, really. Do you care if a guy got a Oscar on the shelf or is it a good movie? And, you don't care how much the movie made. — Ice Cube

Nowadays, you can be yourself. You don't have to put on façade. You can be who you are and still be just as successful as the ones who put on the fake façade. You know, it's like reality is just as important as fiction. — Ice Cube

I've never really taken myself too serious. That's everybody else, listening to the music or whatever. I've always said what I've felt, said what I thought was right, but I've always had a comedic bone. — Ice Cube

I love performing. I'll never get that out of me. — Ice Cube

You don't have to be super clean to be a super star — Ice Cube

For my birthday, buy me a politician! — Ice Cube

I wish the world would become what God wanted it to be in the first place, before we tampered with it. — Ice Cube

Anything that got to do with a pig, I ain't eatin'. — Ice Cube

They thought we were just basically keeping ourselves underground on purpose. And it was just strange for people to approach music that way. And for rap, trying to get recognition, and be seen as a regular form of music like anything else. I mean, the Soul, R&B, Rock 'N Roll, they would dis the hell out of rap when it first came out. — Ice Cube

The best thing to do is to write about what you know, and if you write about what you know you can always pull those nice little tidbits that hook people, that shows that you know about this world and can bring people into a world that they may not know nothing about. — Ice Cube

Life Lessons by Ice Cube

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  1. Ice Cube teaches us to stay true to ourselves and never give up on our dreams, no matter how difficult the path may be.
  2. He also encourages us to use our voice to speak up for what we believe in and to stand up for what is right.
  3. Finally, Ice Cube reminds us that success is not just about money and fame, but about having a positive impact on the world around us.

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