Ice Cube Goes From Gangsta Rap To Booty Bass On Drop Girl (Video)
Ice Cube is a musical chameleon in the best way possible. After his celebrated tenure as a Gangsta Rap innovator in N.W.A. and C.I.A., Cube went solo and was among Hip-Hop’s first artists to seek out pan-am production. Before Masta Ace had a West Coast sound, and Fat Joe had a Miami sound, it was Cube who got in where he fit in along the Brothers Shocklee and The Bomb Squad on AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.
In the years that followed, Cube has dabbled in G-Funk, that Soul Assassins’ “dark and dusted” sound, the late ’90s big bass, and some Trap music. For his new video single “Drop Girl,” Cube heads to the other Sunshine State for a lil’ Booty Bass. Joined by 2 Chainz and LMFAO’s Redfoo, the song takes that low-rider line from “It Was A Good Day,” and celebrates another derrier. The playful video might make another mid-’80s West Coast Rap alum, Sir Mix-A-Lot, quite proud as well.
With this departure from “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It,” how do you feel about Cube’s amounting next album? Given O’Shea’s history of music-bending (and strong stance as an innovator), does he get a pass from simply chasing trends?