Rapper Ice-Cube, best known for starring in family friendly movies of late, will be creating a documentary on the Los Angeles Raiders in collaboration with ESPN.
The documentary is to be titled Straight Outta L.A., an obvious wordplay on Straight Outta Compton – the NWA breakthrough album.
The film, as put forth by Ice Cube, will explore the Raiders move from Oakland to Los Angeles. The Raiders, long termed the ‘rebel’ team for this move, have been the rapper’s favorite football team, and he was often seen sporting the Raiders’ black and silver uniforms during the early days of NWA (around the time Straight Outta Compton was released).
Judging by the quality of movies Ice-Cube has done of late, however, I wouldn’t want to get my hopes too high. The family friendly, inane BS that he has been rolling out doesn’t do justice to the word “actor”.
Hopefully, he’ll fare better as a documentarian.