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Ice Cube’s Big3 Legalizes CBD (Cannabidiol) For Players

Ice Cube’s Big3 already kicked off its second season with much fanfare and now the fledgling league has another milestone to celebrate. On Monday (June 26), Big3 approved the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for its players in order to combat pain and other ailments.

Given that many of the Big3’s top stars might have a little gas left in the tank but might need longer recovery times, the league conferred with professionals in the medical marijuana industry to see how CBD’s addition to pain and anti-inflammatory regimens could be of note.

more info here: http://hiphopwired.com/756173/ice-cubes-big3-announces-legalization-of-cbd-for-players/

Ice Cube Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ice Cube was immortalized on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Monday (June 12). The legendary MC officially received his star alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

Most of the living members of N.W.A (Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren), Russell Simmons, Big Boi, Xzibit, Sir Jinx and Yo-Yo were in attendance for the induction. WC and director John Singleton also spoke at the ceremony before Cube took the stage for his own speech.

“I’m so honored to be here,” Cube said. “It’s a great day. I wanna thank everybody in the city of Los Angeles, the city of Hollywood … everybody that had to do with me getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I really appreciate it.”

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine ‘The Defiant Ones’ Doc to Air on HBO

HBO will premiere The Defiant Ones‘ first episode on July 9th, with subsequent episodes premiering on July 10th, 11th and 12th.

HBO has announced it will be airing a four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, which chronicles their divergent roots and their unlikely partnership as well as addresses the moguls’ influence and impact on pop culture. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), The Defiant Ones features in-depth interviews with Dre and Iovine along with many diverse artists.

The pair have worked together successfully for decades. Interscope Records, cofounded by Iovine, marketed and distributed Dre and Suge Knight’s Death Row Records in the early Nineties. By the end of that decade Iovine and Dre partnered for Dre’s own label, Aftermath. In 2006, Iovine and Dre teamed again to create Beats by Dre and they debuted their first product two years later. Apple purchased the company in 2014 for $3 billion.

The Defiant Ones has everything you expect in a great story – drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming said in a statement, via Complex. “Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”

Hughes filmed Dre and Iovine over the course of three years. In addition to their candid interviews, the documentary houses interviews with Bono, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Trent Reznor and others. It also features behind-the-scenes recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more footage that has not been previously seen.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dr-dre-jimmy-iovine-the-defiant-ones-doc-to-air-on-hbo-w454821

Ice Cube To Star In New “Friday” Film.

Although it’s been 15 years since Friday After Next, it looks like Ice Cube has signed up for the next installment in the Friday film series.

While details are scarce, the film is presumably in its infancy stages and it could be quite a while before it actually hits the theaters. After the monumental success of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, Cube’s plate is full. He’s currently juggling several different endeavors, including his BIG3 basketball league, VH1’s Hip-Hop Squares and countless late night talk show appearances.

 

Article Courtesy of hiphopdx.com

http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.43149/title.ice-cube-to-star-in-new-friday-film-according-to-co-star-john-witherspoon

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS 5 Music Business Lessons Every Musician Should Take From ‘Straight Outta Compton’

1. Don’t Sign A Contract Until Your Lawyer Looks It Over.

This is the biggest lesson that any musician should leave Straight Outta Compton with if they don’t know this already. Ice Cube’s character in the movie knew what was up, and refused to sign any paperwork as an artist without having a chance for his lawyer to look it over first. If you’re a musician, you should do the same.

If there’s only one music biz lesson to take from Straight Outta Compton, the importance of having a lawyer review your contracts before you sign is most crucial. The cost to hire one to get you out of the contract after you sign will be way more expensive and in many instances impossible to break you out of with litigation lasting for years.

2, Expensive Clothes, Champagne & Lobster Meals From Your Label Might Be On Your Dime.

Many royalty clauses for record deals tend to have catch-all phrases that enable record labels to deduct just about anything the label spends on musicians as an advance. I’ve had plenty of musician clients shocked to learn that deductions from their royalties were being taken from meals and other entertainment with their label as “meeting” costs when they assumed they were being treated on the label’s tab. The same goes for travel and lodging accommodations which might be provided from a record label.

Again, not saying a label that does this is necessarily “wrong” or “evil” for doing so, but as the old metaphor goes, just remember that there is rarely such a thing as a free lunch. If your label is giving you first class air, 5 star accommodations and regular meals with lots of zeros at the end of the tab, you may want to speak with your lawyer and label to ensure coach travel, airbnb or other budget friendly lodging options, and less baller-fied meals if you’re the one ultimately absorbing the costs.

3. Have A Band Agreement–Esp. One That Considers A Band Member Leaving.

The main storyline in Straight Outta Compton detailed how NWA came together as a band, then dismantled with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre leaving the band to launch solo careers and their own labels.

If you’re in a band now, you should absolutely have a written band agreement in place, drafted by a music attorney for transparency amongst you and your bandmates.

For starters, the band agreement should make clear who is a band member and who is not. Many bands sometimes have musicians who only join the band as a “sideman” for occasional recording sessions, paid as a work for hire, or temporarily on tour or for live performances. Not surprisingly, this can create blurred lines regarding who exactly is an official band member. With the rise of music “collectives” over the past few years, it can get even more confusing as to who is in a particular band, who’s not, or even more basic – if there even is a band to begin with.

4. Songwriter & Producers: Make Sure You Get Your Songwriting Credits.

Some of my colleagues may or may not agree with me on this, but in today’s music business I personally and strongly believe that songwriting/publishing is the most crucial and lucrative source of income for musicians, as record sales have steadily declined over the years.

There’s more immediate glitz and glamour involved with being a recording artist, but there’s more longevity and earning potential if your songwriter. Business-wise, musicians should probably strive to be both.

In Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube’s character grows increasingly agitated and concerned about his lack of earnings in NWA. In one particular scene he was given the run-around about why he hadn’t been getting paid properly for his work with the group and he basically claimed that he was tired of the excuses because he knew he wrote many of the songs and was entitled to good earnings.

5. Know Your First Amendment Rights As An Artist.

One of the most exciting parts of Straight Outta Compton detailed NWA’s release of the track “F*ck Tha Police,” and the controversy it sparked across America as a radical public commentary on police brutality. In the movie, NWA was met with fans who supported their bravery for the outspoken song release, but the song was also met with a warning letter from the FBI about the track. NWA instantly became national crusaders for First Amendment rights as a result and gained unprecedented support when the group decided to publicly share the FBI letter.

Freedom of expression is an amazing liberty afforded by the US, and NWA clearly won the freedom of speech battle with the release of “F*k Tha Police”–however, it is important for musicians to note that the first Amendment does have limitations against it.

Five instances where freedom of speech can be limited include: 1) in a private home, wherein a homeowner can limit the speech they want in their own home; 2) in a private workplace where an employer can limit the speech conducted in the workplace; 3) in social media where companies like Facebook and Instagram have rights in their terms of use to remove or censor users; 4) in public schools amongst students; and (most relevant to music) 5) if speech is considered “obscene.”

info courtesy of http://www.okayplayer.com

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” GTA 5 Remake (Video)

Using clips from Grand Theft Augo V, the new four minute clip was created by video artist AnimalRobot and is surely one of the most creative uses of a tricked-out graphics card that we’ve ever seen. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and the rest of the crew are all clearly reproduced in polygonal form, as are many of the hyperkinetic alleys and streets of Compton itself.

info courtesy of www.okayplayer.com

MultiHop.TV HightLights Malcolm X’s Birthday May 19th

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It’s the 50th anniversary since the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X – El-Hajj El Malik Shabazz; and had he survived the murderous intent of his enemies, this world renown iconic leader would have turned 90 years young on May 19th, 2015.

Malcolm set a tone, which recognized or not – influenced politically vocal artists like: the original Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, X Clan, early Latifah, Bahamidia, Wise Intelligent, United Front and Afrikan Insurrektion Muzik, perhaps Azealia Banks -and – even Kanye West who in the beginning of his career showed elements of knowledge of self. Malcolm X remains a hood hero. Always will be.

Info courtesy of THE SOURCE.

ICE CUBE heading to Australia to play Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane in Dec 2014

Going off his past Australian performances, fans can expect an explosive show packed with the iconic and timeless rhymes such as Check Yo’ Self, It Was A Good Day, You Can Do It, Go To Church, Hello, Smoke Some Weed, Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It and NWA’s Fuck Tha Police and Straight Outta Compton as well as some fresh tracks from his new album Everything’s Corrupt.

Often imitated but never duplicated, the Hip Hop Legend, Ice Cube, is going back ‘DOWN UNDER’ to show and prove why he was the one who “started this gangsta shit”!

DECEMBER 2014
Saturday 6th – Forum Theatre, Melb. *2nd and Final Show
Tuesday 9th – Forum Theatre, Melb. *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 10th – Eaton’s Hill, Brisbane
Thursday 11th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets only $79 +bf available from http://bit.ly/CubeOz