Ice Cube Reflects On “Straight Outta Compton” Album: “We Just Felt Like It Was Going To Be An Underground Record”

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In a recent interview with Dr. Dre‘s Beats1 show The Pharmacy, Ice Cube, MC Ren and “Straight Outta Compton” director, John Singleton came together to discuss the influence the album had.

During the Beats1 The Pharmacy Presents: Straight Outta Compton 30th Anniversary, Ice Cube talked about how he didn’t expect the album to have the impact it had.

“When we first recorded it, we just felt like it was going to be an underground record.” He said, “We knew it was going to be hardcore, but it was going to be underground. We never anticipated the record doing what it’s doing now. Just being this staple.”

The album definitely stood the test of time and has influenced many new artists doing their thing now.