Since it started up again in 2009 after a three-year break, VH1’s Behind the Music has mostly focused on artists within the realm of hip-hop and R&B. Over the past two years, the series has featured in-depth looks at the lives of Eminem, Eve, Jennifer Hudson, and Lil Wayne. And last night, VH1 added a true O.G. to the list in Ice Cube. Say what you will about his acting career and past few albums, but Cube has remained one of hip-hop’s most recognizable and intimidating voices. And this episode of Behind the Music provides a great look at his career, from his beginnings with N.W.A. to now. In other words, this is required viewing.
You can watch the episode below and on VH1’s website.