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

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  • Game, N.W.A.
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • 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

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Legends can influence legends. Just look at Ice Cube and Nas. They're from different coasts, sure, but the Queens rapper's early solo work in many ways mirrors Cube's, with themes of painting life in the ghetto and trying to unpack the larger forces at play to create those circumstances. 

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