Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It

Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It

Ice Cube

“Gangsta Rap Made Me Do” it serves as the first single from Ice Cube’s eighth studio album Raw Footage.

Ice Cube addresses the often held sentiment that gangsta rap (and one could argue, hip-hop in general), is directly responsible for many problems in today’s society. He does this throughout the song with absurd implications correlating dysfunctional behavior to listening to gangsta rap, “proving” that gangsta rap is the root of all problems. Ironically, the mental gymnastics Ice Cube’s lyrics take are not far from actual arguments posited by rap’s critics.