Ice Cube Reveals Leaving N.W.A Was a "Big Risk"

The artist departed from the esteemed group in 1989.

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Ice Cube recently touched on his departure from N.W.A and why he considers the move “a big risk.”

Speaking to HipHopDX, the rapper explained that his exit from the esteemed group taught him an important and valuable lesson. “It could have went all bad from there after reaching the mountain top and you just kind of throw yourself off. So that could have went bad, but it taught me how to trust myself, trust what I see and what I believe,” Cube explained. “And I was dedicated to not letting this business change who I am.”

He continued, “I feel nothing is worth saving. Do what you feel or don’t do it. Don’t worry about the past or the future, just do what you feel. And you’ll be able to live with yourself at the end of the day, whether anybody like it or not. As long as you can live with yourself, that’s all that matters.”

Cube was the second member to leave N.W.A after Arabian Prince, leaving the group in late 1989. He went on to release his solo records AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate over the next two years, and kicked off his acting career in 1991’s Boyz N The Hood.

Watch Ice Cube’s interview above.

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