“Straight Outta Compton” (Video)

     

    In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the iPhone video of The Roots and Ice Cube warming up before a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon taping from late last month. We’ve already heard what this sounds like from an earlier soundboard recording, but now you can add some visual fun to your auditory experience.

     

    What can we take from the video? Well, it’s strange for Ice Cube, now the producer of the new television series Are We There Yet? based on a (stupid) movie franchise of the same name, to look as intimidating as he did when this song released 22 years ago. I mean, it’s easy to make fun of the Ice Cube from XXX: State of Emergency, but an Ice Cube still rapping this angrily I would not fuck with at any point in his career.

     

    [A.V. Club]