Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show

Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show

Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show

Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show

By Troy Tieuel-Contributing Writer/ @tieuelium

Ice Cube fills Queen Mary Park in Long Beach for his concert featuring Ashanti and T-Pain. On stage with Cube was rapper WC. ..photos by Troy Tieuel

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]ce Cube headlined a show at the Queen Mary’s outdoor pavilion ‘Queen Mary Park’  in Long Beach, California this past September 12, along with Ashanti, Second II None, Baby Bash and T-Pain.  Both Ashanti and T-Pain performed like they had something to prove as Ashanti promoted her new single ‘You Deserve’ and T-Pain stressed the fact that he could sing without Auto-tune altering his vocals.

Performing all of his greatest hits to a sold out arena at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California, Ice Cube shows he still has what it takes to remain relevant in the Hip Hop community…photos by Troy Tieuel

Ice Cube, the real reason for the show’s sold out status, is arguably one of the premier Hip Hop artists of this generation, boasting multiple top ten hits and many other awards, not to mention his more than 30 movie roles, the latest being ‘Straight Outa Compton,’ the movie that chronicled his time as founding member of the Hip Hop group NWA.  ‘Straight out of Compton’ has been received with critical acclaim and secured the number one spot at the box office earning a whopping $157 million and counting world-wide.

“I love this s–t,” said Cube, as he began his set shadowed by his hype man WC.  Although Cube abruptly ended the show after fights erupted in the VIP area just a few feet shy of the pit barricade, initial reports that the show ended quickly after it began have been exaggerated.

There were three fights in all.  The first went off shortly after Cube’s son finished performing ‘Gangsta Gangsta’ about six songs into his hour and a half long set, being ignored by the performers.  The second, a few songs later, caused Cube to pause the show and ask for peace.  After the third scuffle broke out a few songs later, and pleas by both Cube and WC were ignored, Cube angrily exited the stage.

Cube ending the performances was a wise move, to limit the potential for injury.  No doubt his decision influenced by his years-long experience as a gangster rapper.  Although the crowd was disappointed that they did not hear classic cuts like, ‘A B—h is a B—h,’ ‘No Vaseline,’ or ‘It was a Good Day,’ they dispersed peacefully and there was few complaints.

It can be said that with all of Cube’s successes, that he doesn’t need to stand on stage and sing his old songs, but out of pure love for the art and genera that he helped create, define and popularize, he continues to perform.  He maintains his low afro and bearded look, black Raider’s gear, and fingers twisted in the middle along with the angry tones of his vocal inflection, refusing to change his style like he did back in the 90s with ‘Check Yourself’ and Wicked’ off his album ‘The Predator.’

Ice Cube in Long Beach photos by Troy Tieuel

Hip Hop historians and true fans of lyrical conveyance should be well aware of the mistake free delivery that Ice Cube made popular shortly after going solo with ‘Amerikkka’s Most Wanted’ back in 1990.  This was evident during his hour and a half show.  Those few souls that knew the lyrics to all of his songs were pressed to hear any differences from his live performance delivery and the recorded tracks on their CDs at home.

An expected surprise came with the arrival of O’Shae Jackson Jr., Ice Cube’s son, who also starred as him in ‘Straight out of Compton.’  Jackson Jr. exploded on stage and performed ‘Gangsta Gangsta’ in his father’s style. For more information on Ice Cube, go to http://icecube.com/.

 
ICE CUBE AND FRIENDS CONCERT 2015!!! by The Long Beach Playa Network (LBPN

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