For those who grew up in the late 80s and 90s, one genre of music that was dominant at the time was gangsta' rap. The genre alone sparked a music industry war between the East Coast and West Coast which took the lives of two of biggest rap icons, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac. However, before they were even on the scene, the N.W.A. were blazing the streets were their rhymes, and the biggest name out of the group was Ice Cube. Ice Cube was an innovator in gangsta' rap music and even had the sound of someone taking on the world. Hits such as It Was A Good Day and You Can Do It expressed his aggressive flow. Yes sir, nobody messed with "Don Mega."
Flash forward to now, a time in which Ice Cube is known for starring in family films! Go fig, right? Despite this metamorphosis from gangsta' rapper to movie star, Ice Cube still knows how to utilize his aggression in his acting, or at the whim of comedy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In an article by US Weekly, Ice Cube was a guest on the show to help promote his movie, 22 Jump Street. The actor plays an acerbic, fiery-tempered Captain Dickson of the police. He is the one who charges Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) to college in the sequel to 21 Jump Street.
During the discussion, Jimmy Kimmel remarked to Ice Cube that he is very good at being angry, though he is unsure if he is angry in general. Ice Cube responded in the form of a question. Would working on the same set with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make you angry, too?
Eventually, the discussion would lead to a comedic project in which Jimmy Kimmel would give sentences, usually of a nice and positive nature, to Ice Cube. In turn, Ice Cube would recite the lines but in an angry/aggressive tone. Thank goodness no profanity was used on the show despite it being a "late night show".
Well, it was worth following through because Ice Cube saying nice lines in an angry tone is trending on Hulu, which helped with promoting 22 Jump Street. It must have helped, because 22 Jump Street met expectations this opening weekend, and even beat How To Train Your Dragon 2 despite our review round-up and positive opinions, as were reported here on The Inquisitr.
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