I’m looking around nervously, checking for signs to see if I’ve somehow been transported to a parallel universe, thanks to the video above: it’s Ice Cube waxing poetic about Charles and Ray Eames, relating their works to mash-ups and sampling.
“The Eames made structure and nature one,” says Cube, who studied architectural drafting before becoming that most gangsta of rappers. “This is going green 1949 style, bitch! Blee’dat!”
I’m going to have to close with this graphic, in honour of the changes between the AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted-era Ice Cube and today’s version. I’m cool with both: