The fact that Ice Cubea former N.W.A member whose lyrical turns of phrase include It feels like Im bustin a nut when I open you uphas seen a complete career reinvention as an actor, with his greatest success in family-friendly fare such as Are We There Yet? Subsequent follow-ups arent so surprising. What possibly is surprising is hes still putting out rap at a regular pace, just a few months ago releasing his ninth studio album, I Am the West. And its still hardcore, with Cube delivering the line (in lead single Drink the Kool-Aid) Do you know who youre fuckin with? with suitable credibilityeven if the answer to that is the star of The Longshots.
Fri., April 1, 8:30 p.m., 2011