Ice Cube Tells A Story From NWA’s Humble Beginnings
As soon as those jerry curls hit the stage, it was over…
Everyone knows the details from ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ but Ice Cube is here to give us a story about NWA before they made it big. The Los Angeles natives traveled across the country to New York to do a performance at The Apollo, but before they could even spit one word, “boos” filled the whole place.
This story took place before they made it big, so nobody knew who they were…especially in New York. They ended up running into Rev Run after the show, who recognized Eazy-E. He told them to keep going, and not let that experience effect them because cats in New York just weren’t on their wave yet. Fast forward a couple years, the next time Ice Cube hit that Harlem stage, people were throwing money and knocking down doors to get in.