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.— Ice Cube
The most unique Ice Cube quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall with a joint, drinking some eight-ball.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
If you born in the mud, you gonna be dirty, and people don't understand that.
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.
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."
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.
Keep doin' what you're doin', fall in love with what you're creating, and everything else will fall into place.
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.
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.
Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.
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.
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.
Sometimes, when you want to laugh, reality steps in.
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.
I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.
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.
I think I'm unique to the game 'cause of my versatility.
I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.
If you think about stuff that happened when you were young, it stays with you forever.
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.
I really appreciate family. I really can't imagine life without them!
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?
Should I peel a cap or should I let him survive?
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.
A bird in the hand is worth more than a Bush.
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.
To me, in a perfect world, you have the flavor and the magic of movies like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys.
[Boycott Oscar] is like crying about not having enough icing on your cake. It's just ridiculous.
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.
Don't get a movie confused with real life. I'm a well-rounded human being like everyone else.
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.
The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love.
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.
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.
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.
Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches.
He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner.
The silver and black may have another home, but the Raiders will always belong to the people of Los Angeles.
If you really look at my lyrics, nobody's exempt.
Nobody's exempt from observation, criticism or what I think is correction.
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.
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.
You know it ain't no stoppin' All the doggs I'm droppin' It's Friday night, so everything is poppin.
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"
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.
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.
You like a woman, she's got kids, it's a package. You can't just go in one-sided.
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.
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.
When I was six, God was a white man with a big beard riding on a white cloud.
That's the image television pumps.
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.