Question of the Day: Can You Go From Gangbanger to Icon?

- By Bossip Staff

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Some people refer to people who are no longer on the front lines as, Sell-outs. We here at Bossip were wondering what your thoughts are on people that once were militant or in the game, now being iconic figures in mainstream media?

A perfect example is Ice Cube who was once more militant than most of you youngsters can imagine. Cube  has since made numerous provocative films, and most recently, a few in the children’s genre.

Here, peep Cube’s old song, Enemy.

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Thoughts?

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Comments

  • glok9iswack

    I don’t consider him a sellout either. Now that he has money he has more options and he’s expanding. Nothing wrong with self growth.

  • Keedie

    Cube, you the man!

  • mojojojo

    *news

  • Mr. Marcus ™

    People Grow up

    …. Ice Cube did just that

  • The Facts..Just the Facts

    He grew and evolved! No problem there…

  • CYBBERCOPS

    OK…WHEN WILL 50 GROWUP?!!!!! He’s got a hellva lot more money than Cube.

  • idunno

    Ice Cube matured into a great man.

  • movie quote man

    today i didn’t even have to use my “ak” i got say it was a good day!

  • Eryca K

    I love Ice Cube. He’s very down to earth and a positive brotha..

  • CJ

    Ice Cube is going where tha money is if rap was more profitable he would still be talkin that N.W.A. crip,blood,LOC,Mark,Busta,white man is holding me down police is kickin myass I can find a job the government hates black people I’m gone live and die in the hood B.S.

  • Ara

    …. different approach, maybe?

  • TheGoodGood

    He’s funny and multi-dimensional.. but don’t get it twisted, Ice Cube is pro-black and balck peopl eunderstand his point of view whether it’s funny or gangster.. he’s an icon in the community and he’s down for anything black. he’s an activist and he always speaks the truth..I love ice cube and I’ll support everything he does as long as he keeps putting anything out.

    Ice Cube is the truth!

  • Badriya Moon

    yes we can,

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  • ...YUP!

    even grass gotta grow

  • Huh? (new on here but not 2 b confused with the other 1)

    Oops, meant to say “who shall remain nameless could take a lesson from him.”

  • Bossip Staff

    The Correct Song Has Been Displayed Now.

  • STRANGE PROGRAM

    He grew up and he gained maturity. As is should be.

  • STRANGE PROGRAM

    Or should have said, As IT should be.

  • RAY J

    Sure you can when you were never a gangster and you are a college graduate.

  • Just plain ole Swag-

    Success is not selling out!!

    Selling out is denying your roots(Tiger?), changing religions(Will & Jada??), Bleaching your skin for more than even tone (MJ, Lil Kim??), Wishing you were latina(Sasha un-Fierce??)

    But not one of these people are sell outs because of their success, they just don’t want to be associated with African American coulture….

    Ice Cube, Oprah, Spike Lee and The Obamas (and a lot of others)know how to balance it. They can be successful while black (whoops…did I just say that?!?)

  • Lush_Us_Lipps

    Yes U can go from Gangsta to Icon…It’s called growing up, becoming mature, being a “real” man!

  • What the..

    that’s called growing up

    the real sellouts are the guys who look down on guys like Cube, that preach about peace and anti violence but got hella child support bills and get arrested for dumb ish…

    guys like Cube at least acknowledge there was room for improvement. What about guys who think cause their NOT thugs, feel they don’t need to grow?

  • http://Bossip Tee

    No, he’s not a sellout. He changed, he grew up, he has a family. What we should be talking about is the 30 and 40 year old men still calling themselves “gansters and thugs”. Sit down! Cube is just an example of knowing when to hold’em and fold em!

  • gat

    damn…that song talks about white people “extensively”

  • Sawyer

    Ice Cube wasnt never no real gangsta, so the answer is yes!

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