Respect Due: 10 Artists Who Embody Ice Cube's Talents
Gangster Rap Made Me Do It
On "m.A.A.d city," Kendrick Lamar pays homage to Ice Cube's "A Bird in the Hand" by repurposing the song's opening lyrics. It's really no surprise, since K. Dot has said he grew up listening to Death Certificate in the house all the time. Like Cube, the Compton rapper has balanced his street savviness with a larger political worldview without coming off preachy.