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Ice Cube Brings New Meaning to N.W.A. in “22 Jump Street”



If there’s one thing Ice Cube is good at, it’s bringing the attitude. The rap icon and former N.W.A frontman has become known for his mean mug and brash hip hop lyrics, and he’s bringing a combination of the two to his performance in the comedy sequel 22 Jump Street.

HipHollywood sat down with Cube’s co-stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to talk about the flick and working with the Iceman.

“I think on the first movie, I don’t think he trusted Chris and Phil or us,” laughed Channing. “Then I think he saw the first movie and liked it, and obviously his character, and then now he has a bigger part … and he just came to play.”

But the guys also spent a lot of time between shooting talking to Cube about his gangster raps days, so much so Hill said they could have made a documentary.

“I basically spent six months between the two movies in a room with Ice Cube ad Channing,” said Hill. “I asked him every possible question about every one of his albums, every one of his songs.”

22 Jump Street is in theaters June 13th.

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