On August 14th the long awaited NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton finally hits theaters. A key portion of the film centers around a young Ice Cube penning lyrics for the late Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, so it only seemed right that we got the OG and the cast (which includes his son O’Shea Jackson, Jr.) to give their thoughts on the recent ghostwriting debates spurred by Meek Mill calling out Drake.
“I don’t think it every mattered in record making,” says Ice Cube. “I don’t think people care what it takes to make a good record…I think making a record is like building a house. People don’t expect one person to do it. It’s a team effort. But as far as being a hip-hop head and respecting the essence, you get extra points if you write your own raps.”
His son was a little less diplomatic in his stance, “People who don’t have to write they songs are r&B singers. When you rap you’re supposed to stand behind those words…they’re supposed to come from you.”
Watch the full video above.