Ice Cube: Write your own lyrics!
Ice Cube respects rappers who write their own lyrics more than those who don’t.
The acclaimed musician has ghostwritten songs for fellow artists in his career. But in light of Meek Mill’s accusations that Drake has someone else write his lyrics, Ice has given his opinion on the subject.
“As far as a purist in hip-hop? I’m not a fan of it,” he told MTV News. “I respect rappers more when they write their own lyrics. But as far as making a song, anybody can put a song together. It don’t matter how it come together. All that matters is what’s coming out the speaker. So, as far as making music and making records, it don’t matter who write it. As far as MCing and being a rapper, you should write your own stuff.”
Ice has written songs for other MCs including Eazy-E. He is also an expert when it comes to a diss track, and considering how both Drake and Meek have lashed out at each other on new tracks, Ice offered his advice on how to record the perfect diss.
“Go for the jugular. You can’t play with it. Don’t dance around it. Don’t be scared to say what you know you need to say. Go for it,” he said. “It’s fun when it’s on wax. Everybody gets involved. Everybody got their debate. As long as it don’t move to the streets. That ain’t rap. That’s criminal right there That’s hood sh*t. As long as it stays on wax, it’s hip-hop and it’s fun. It’s a cool way feud a little bit.”
- Cover Media