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Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It"
Ice Cube Gangsta Rap Made me do it cover.jpg
Single by Ice Cube
from the album Raw Footage
ReleasedJanuary 3, 2008
FormatCD, digital download
GenreWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, political hip hop
O'Shea Jackson, Vaushaun Brooks
Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks
Ice Cube singles chronology
"You Gotta Lotta That"
"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It"
"Do Ya Thang"

"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" is the first single from Ice Cube's studio album, Raw Footage. It was released with a music video on his MySpace page on January 3, 2008. The song contains a "chopped and screwed" line from Cube's previous single, Child Support. (" niggas know my pyroclastic flow...") Several members of Westside Connection make cameo appearances in the video.[1] In the song Ice Cube comments on the exploitation of gangsta rap as a scapegoat for society's problems.

A remix to the song was made featuring Nas and Scarface. It is credited to being featured on the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

Music video

The video was directed by Jonathan Silver, and[2] begins in a classroom of the year 2020. A teacher wearing a Nazi-style uniform, flanked by two American flags, condemns gangsta rap for the vices of society. When a child asks if Compton was dangerous before the emergence of gangsta rap, the teacher yells, "Wrong! Compton was a nature preserve for bunny rabbits!, when Gangster Rap came along they tore down the country clubs and put up housing projects" The room darkens and Ice Cube's face is projected on a screen, rapping that gangsta rap is allegedly the root of all crimes. Several video clips of actual shootings in the U.S. and Iraq are shown, as well as the Virginia Tech Massacre including the infamous image of Cho pointing a gun. It also features footage of the Michael Richards Laugh Factory incident (during the lyric "If I call you a nigga"), Don Imus ("If I call you a nappy-headed ho") and Chris Benoit (referring to the Benoit murder/suicide). Features cameo appearances by WC and DJ Crazy Toones

List of video clip images


  1. ^ Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It. BallerStatus. Accessed January 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "NEW RELEASE: Ice Cube "Gangsta Rap Make Me Do It"".

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