One of the many highlights of Straight Outta Compton was Ice Cube — his son, namely. I couldn’t get over how identical O’Shea Jackson Jr. was to Cube throughout the biopic. His performance delivered for more than just his natural, genetic looks too.
Up above, Noisey got father and son together to ask each other questions about son playing father and some favorite and even tough scenes to watch from the movie. The whole interview is a fascinating sit-down and I only wish it turned into a podcast. Enjoy.
Alex Wiley and the good folks over at Closed Sessions linked up with Noisey to drop this new Odd Couple produced track “Ova”. This is going to be a part of Alex Wiley’s next project Village Party, which is expected to drop later this month.
In the fifth episode of Chiraq, we step outside of drill music and catch up with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and the rest of his SAVEMONEY crew. They spend the day gathering cash to bail fellow rapper Joey Purp out of jail, and on the way we chat about the city’s scene. Vic doesn’t associate himself with the Chiraq lifestyle because he feels it’s too negative, but understands the struggles of those who come from that part of the city. He’s also, surprisingly, a really big fan of Rage Against the Machine.
In the fourth episode of Noisey’s Chiraq, we catch up extensively with Lil Durk, the next superstar of the Drill scene and go to a show with fellow 300 / OTF member Lil Reese. It’s the night of Lollapalooza, but that doesn’t matter because inside and outside the venue, the crowd is packed to the walls. Afterwards, we roll through the South Side of Chicago with Durk and meet his family, learning about the life from which he came, and why he “terrifies the city.”
Some how I didn’t get around to posting the third episode of the documentary so make sure to check this one out as well if you haven’t already.
In the third episode of Noisey’s Chiraq, we pick up where we left off in Englewood, and get a taste of the new music coming from the area. Then we jump back across the country and join Chief Keef, Fredo Santana, and others wandering around Times Square. They say what’s up to Alien and Predator before heading backstage for some free styling as they prepare for a show.
Noisey is back with their second episode of “Chiraq”. In this epsiode they talk to Chief Keef while out in New York, as well as catch up with MGS and Global Gangstas Entertainment. They also speak to and introduce us to a young Chicago rapper Yung Trell.
I usually have a strong opinion about Chicago documentaries, but I think it’ll be best if I wait until all the episodes have been released before a give my opinion on this particular project.
If you haven’t seen the first Episode check it out below.