Beyond being amongst the founding fathers of Gangsta Rap and a proud member of N.W.A, O’Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube is a critically acclaimed actor, writer and TV personality. Many know him as the man who gifted the song “Fuck The Police” to the world on N.W.A’s debut album Straight Outta Compton in 1988. Those of you who weren’t fond of the whole Gangsta Rap scene may know him from the Friday movie series. Those of you who are neither into rap music or Friday, may recognize Ice from his campy television show on TBS entitled, “Are We There Yet?” Either way, you probably know Ice Cube in one way or another.
What you might not know about the modern day renaissance man is that he is a fan of architecture and design. More particularly architecture and design on his home turf of Los Angeles and more specifically than that, Ice is a fan of the famed designers Charles and Ray Eames.
Cube recently celebrated The Eames in this mini-documentary highlighting The Getty exhibit, The Eames for Pacific Standard Time. Throughout the video you’ll see Ice throw his own spin on LA, referring to the 110 Highway as “Gangsta Highway” and saying “Who are these people who got a problem with LA? Maybe they mad cuz they don’t live here.” And you know what, maybe he’s right