He formed his first rap group called C.I.A. in 1986. In 1987, with Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, he formed a pioneering gangsta rap group, N.W.A. As its lead rapper, he wrote some of Dre’s and most of Eazy’s lyrics on Straight Outta Compton. A landmark that shaped West Coast rap’s first identity apart from East Coast rap, this album introduced lyrics extremely violent, threatening to attack abusive police and innocent civilians alike, lyrics that redrew boundaries. Leaving N.W.A in late 1989 via monetary dispute with its management by Eazy-E and Jerry Heller, Cube teamed with New York artists and launched a solo rap career. His first two solo albums, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted in 1990 and Death Certificate in 1991, were critically acclaimed.
Just recently the celebrated rapper tweeted and weighed in on an important and sensitive subject on whether the black race should be paying tax or not, many in the Black community have felt Black people should not pay taxes. Over the years, some have pushed the so-called “Black Tax Credit.” Some tried it. Of course, the IRS wasn’t in agreement. It was reported as a tax scam but it seems as though the 50-year-old music mogul isn’t about to back down as he is bent on making sure that his dream of seeing that the efforts of their fore-fathers wont be in vain and by this making Black Americans Exempted from paying tax.
Ice Cube tweeted.
“THE HIGH COST OF RACISM: BLACKS in America should be exempt from paying any taxes for 462 years. This would help to start repairing the damage done to us by America. OUR BILL IS PAID BY NOW. No more”,
In another tweet, he wrote,
“We will ask for board seats, hefty shares of the company and you will pay a heavy-heavy fine for what you’ve done. Or we will ask the believers in justice. To not support your business for 40 days & 40 nights … WE DONT REALLY GIVE A F–K IF WE WE’RE BEING FAIR OR NOT. Hos-style is my style!”
Ice Cube continues to represent the best of the genius of hip-hop that transforms the world into a better place for those who cry out for freedom and justice so it is no surprise the tweets and opinions that the rapper has churned out lately. So what do you think of Ice Cube’s assertion that it is about time that Black people in America should be excempted from paying tax.