Recycle It!: The Roots & Ice Cube Give "Straight Outta Compton" Another Spin

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


There are so many places on the World Wide Internets to find music that it's sort of ridiculous. Whenever someone whines to me about there not being any "good music anymore" I sort of have to roll my eyes and just pity the fool Mr. T style. If you haven't tried or set up a Tumblr (like me!), I recommend, because the folks I follow always drop some sort of music gold each day on my dashboard, and this is one of those moments that I had to share here.

Courtesy of a heads up from one of my Tumblr haunts, The Daily What, found an upload from ?uestlove's Twit Vid collection of The Roots and Ice Cube rehearsing a insanely tight number of N.W.A's 1988 classic, "Straight Outta Compton" during a audience rehearsal for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Don't know if people even say the slang "tight" anymore, but I'm going to be corny and say that this is "tight", tight like me squeezing myself into some skinny jeans after eating an ice cream creation from Marble Slab Creamery. Tight. The video is grainy, but the audio is superb enough for you to hear Black Thought and former N.W.A member, Ice Cube just swiftly blaze through the rhymes, with the instrumentation of the Roots band soldiering on in the background turning the hip-hop anthem in a funky tailspin. A recycle done right.

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