A rap beef nobody wants to see again: Ice Cube vs. Dr. Dre. It was exciting in the AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and N—az4Life days, but the two legends are going at it again?
That’s what some fans thought when footage of Ice Cube performing at the Paid Dues Tour hit cyberspace a few days ago. Cube rapped the lines, “I ain’t the doctor/ This ain’t the patient/ This ain’t that n—a always on vacation/ This ain’t no white boy’s rehabilitation/ This is crazier then a boatful of Haitians.”
Cube addressed the controversy on his blog, writing that he wasn’t throwing darts at the Doc and, in fact, he was just in the studio with his former N.W.A groupmate.
“I met Dr. Dre in the studio last night,” Cube wrote. “When I got there, Snoop was in the booth laying the finishing touches on another classic from the dynamic duo. He played me some tracks set for the up-and-coming Detox record and we talked about me jumping on board the project. Of course I talked about him doing sh– on my record and he said he’d bless the album. The Game came through ready to spit but Dre just wanted every[one] to vibe. It felt like old times when me and Dre would work on sh– in Eazy’s cold ass garage. He asked me did I diss him during the Paid Dues show last Saturday. I did one of my new songs called ’Drink the Kool-Aid,’ which got everybody thinking I’m dissing the whole industry…lol. ’You internet roaches…’ I told Dre that I’d never diss the man that got me started.
“No disses. Just style and grace,” he added.
Cube, ever the media maven, also plugged his new single and video for “I Rep That West,” which will premiere May 26 on his Web site. Cube’s album is called I Am the West and comes out later this year. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre’s new single with Jay-Z, “Under Pressure,” is rumored to debut Friday (April 9) according to various online reports.
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