Ice Cube blasts Donald Trump in scathing new single 'Arrest The President'
Younger generations know Ice Cube as the star of comedies like 21 Jump Street and family-friendly fare like Are We There Yet? However, in the 1980's, he was one of the scariest gangsta rappers in America. As a member of the groundbreaking group N.W.A., he attacked police brutality and the flawed criminal justice system in the fiery single "F*** The Police." Cube went on to make three classic solo albums, full of catchy bops and politically charged songs about inner city issues. (Plus one song about a very good day.)
As the years went by, Cube's music became less political, and he focused more on his filmmaking. However, now the legendary 49-year-old MC is coming back with a new album, Everythang's Corrupt, dropping December 7th. And it looks like he's going back to his socially conscious roots - the Amerikkka's Most Wanted Ice Cube, not the We Be Clubbin' Ice Cube. Today the King of the Pyroclastic Flow released his new single, a scathing anti-Donald Trump anthem titled "Arrest The President."
In the single, Ice Cube slams Trump for allegedly colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election, as well as his bizarre, radioactive Cheetos skin color. "Arrest the president, you got the evidence That n**** is Russian intelligence," he raps. "Did you know the new white was orange?/ Boy, you’re showing your horns." He goes to criticize the president for failing his campaign promise to 'drain the swamp'. "Let’s meet at the White House,” continues Cube. "Run in and turn the lights out/ They treat it like a trap house/ These motherf***ers never take the trash out."
Ice Cube has thrown jabs at POTUS in the past. In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, he tweeted he would "never endorse a mothaf***a like Donald Trump." And during an appearance on WABC-AM's Bernie & Sid Show, he argued that the black community did not rank high on the president's list of priorities. "What has he done?" asked Cube. "To me, the last guy [President Barack Obama] tried to do a lot, he had to do a lot to try to mop up the mess that was left... I don’t think there’s an animosity [with President Trump], but I don’t know how high we are on his list of priorities."
Of course, Ice Cube isn't the first rapper to release a song dissing Donald Trump. In 2016, YG and Nipsey Hussle released the infectious song, FDT, which stands for, you guessed it, "F*** Donald Trump."
And we all remember when Eminem roasted Donald Trump at the 2017 BET Cypher. The opening bars about an "awfully hot coffee pot" are a little awkward, but the rest of the song is blistering. Slim Shady references everything from the murderous Nazis in Charlottesville to Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest to Trump's shameful attacks on Vietnam War hero, Senator John McCain.
Everythang's Corrupt will be Cube's 10th studio album, and his first since 2010's I Am The West. His most recent release was the 25th anniversary of Death Certificate, which contained the new song, Good Cop, Bad Cop.
If Donald Trump ever does get arrested, I'm guessing Cube will consider that a good day.