(AllHipHop News) Ice Cube keeping his westside connection strong. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cube spoke on Macklemore’s controversial win, why he understands NWA does not belong in the Hall of Fame and more.
Cube called Grammy’s selection of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist and “Thrift Shop” as the Best Rap Album and Best Rap song, respectively, as “typical”. However, Cube feels Macklemore’s career and/or popularity could end soon, thus making their selection more egregious:
It’s typical. It’s the Grammys, what do you expect? But for them to pass up true skills for what could be fly-by-night success. … I don’t want to dis anybody, but seriously.
Last December, the nominations for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame were announced and N.W.A.(along with LL Cool J) were noticably absent from the nominations. Cube hope the group’s omission will incite the formation of a Hip Hop Hall of Fame:
It sucks. But it’s understandable. We really only had one album together. They had two albums as a group. I’m sure that groups that have been together longer can make a better argument. But this just lets you know how much we need a hip-hop hall of fame of our own.