Respect Due: 10 Artists Who Embody Ice Cube's Talents

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  • Nas
  • 2Pac, Tupac, Tupac Shakur
  • Saigon
  • Killer Mike, El-P
  • Xzibit
  • Snoop Dogg
  • 50 Cent
  • Mos Def
  • The BET Honors Salutes Ice Cube
  • Ice Cube, BET Honors
  • Game, N.W.A.
  • Kendrick Lamar

Smarter Than You Think

The intelligent gangsta persona that Ice Cube began to embody in the late 1980s and early 1990s was carried on by Saigon a decade and a half later. Sai simultaneously comes off as the hardest and smartest guy in the room — something for which Cube laid a foundation.  

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