The first single off Ice Cube's new album Raw Footage, aptly titled "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It," encompasses a certain OG nostalgia and has good ol' O'Shea back with full-force Jheri curl fierceness and N-word dropping. The legendary rapper has also long been known as a proficient actor—however improbable some of his kid-friendly roles might have seemed back in the day. As he brings his rap game back to the city, or, pardon me, out into the St. Paul suburbs at the Myth, it'll be an intermittently balanced mix of the greats from the golden age of NWA and his equally successful career as a solo artist. Barbershop Ice Cube may not be in the building, but the "I don't give a shit," attitude-driven, aged lyrical fury of Cube the rapper will. All ages.
Wed., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 2008