It is a little know fact that Ice Cube actually studied architectural drafting at a trade school in Arizona before NWA took off in the late 1980’s. It was only for a year, but can you imagine the rapper/actor/director as an architect or building designer? With his in depth lyrics on social and political issues, I can only imagine what his artistic vision would have been if the rap career didn’t work out.
Cube appears in a new video done for the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, where he talks about his appreciation of the Eames House and his favorite architecture in Los Angeles.
In an interview with the New York Times, Ice Cube talks more about the Eames House, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, design, and his drafting skills as of today. He mentions that he hasn’t touched a T-square since 1988. That’s funny because those of us who still design buildings (residential and commercial), haven’t picked up a T-square since that time either. We’ve come a long way since then Cube, thanks to computers and cad software!