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All right, and this episode, the great Ice Cube, first of all, start by scene in the middle of episode, we had a surprise guest.

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Which we're not going to spoil for our listeners, but you'll be excited. What's been fascinating about Ice Cube, first of all, he's synonymous with cool.

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I mean, Ice Cube Cube. They call him Cube. Yeah.

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But, you know, married for 28 years, he's had a gazillion different careers, reinventions.

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He has a Ph.D. in pivoting and he's been successful in so many different silos, so humble. But after interviewing him and having this great conversation you and I had, I now know why he is so successful.

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So Ice Cube, we taped Ice Cube. I think it was mid-April. It was on Zoome. It was before George Floyd and a lot of the protests that swept across the country. So that's why that was not mentioned in this episode, just to give people a little background. But yes, an unbelievable career. The fact that he has been able to do so much for so long is so incredibly rare and admirable. I just think about all the time about how people have careers that, you know, if it last five, ten years, they're like, that's a success.

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Ice cubes been doing it for like three or four decades. And now he's got the big three and movies and he just keeps finding ways to push the envelope and reinvent himself and find new ways to create.

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And it's hard to be great at everything, music, movies, now business and just a great leader and his community. Yes. And we talked about his leadership style, what he looks for in people on his team now that he's running the big three. Really cool insight into the business side of Ice Cube. What makes him tick and how he stays successful. Before we get to Ice Cube, a quick word from our friends. It's simply safe. You need the best in home security.

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And now Ice Cube. You're listening to the court presented by barstool sports. OK, we now welcome on a very special guest to the podcast, it is Ice Cube, who has done a million different things. We'll get into all of them. But first of all, thank you for joining us. And I wanted to start with the Big Three, because it's not often that we get to talk to someone who's actually in the decision making role for a sports league in the coronavirus world.

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So I know I saw you guys have delayed it a little bit. What's what's the status? And also what's the thought process on when we can get sports back and get the big three back and rolling? Well, you know, we wish we could go tomorrow, but we can move faster than the government is or the networks, a couple of networks that we wanted to to do this show, which is more or less a reality slash. You know, Big Brother needs Big Three show to try to bring sports back real fast and.

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You know, the networks is like there's no way we can put that show on, you know, any time soon. So it's an issue where we're on one hand trying to pull pull the networks and we're trying to, you know, adhere to what the government is doing and, you know, abide by water restrictions. So it's tough. You know, we're still trying to figure out exactly where everything is going to open up. You know, we're kind of in a holding pattern, but what we're kind of cocked and ready to go.

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So this might give us the word. So I want to follow up on that.

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And because it's such an interesting I'm such a big fan of the big three kind of walking like you guys came up with this great concept. I mean, the idea of like we're getting older now. So running full court, big cat is young. You can do it, but half court is great. How did you guys come up with this concept? Was coming, just sitting around there for years, you know, three on three basketball has been played probably as long as basketball has been played, but it's never been elevated to the professional level.

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And why know what's the reason? It's is faster. It's not on a. Running. So you can really see guys use their skills. There's nowhere to hide. So you have to play D, you know, so it's always been something that's been looked at as a, you know, backyard sport or some, you know, on the playground, but nothing you would ever do in a major arena. And we just wanted to change that. We think it's a great game.

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It's a great game to watch. Fun to play. And with our new wrinkles, to me, it's an excellent sport. So that's why we stepped out this year and said we're we're actually not even playing. Three on three is Firebaugh three. How we got to set up is to meet a perfect calibration of a game. So it's been fun to annot. You know, it's not it's not all fun. It's not all roses. Try to, you know, introduce a new sport and make sure is respected, make sure athletes are given their all.

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And that is something that the competition is a high level. So, you know, it's been an uphill climb. You know, we're still pushing that ball uphill at Boulder, so to speak. And so it's just been fighting to let people know how great the sport is. And I think we've done a pretty good job when it comes to awareness.

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I love the idea of the reality show. I know as a fan of of UFC and may I first got into it because of Ultimate Fighter and the way they were able to promote everyone in that house and build the product. This one's a little different, though, because you you have guys who are playing in the Big Three who played in the NBA who made millions of dollars. How are you going to get all of them to buy in to live in a house with each other?

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Has there been any pushback on that? No, I mean, we haven't reached out to one player yet, but all of them have reached out to us, all of them want to be in the house, all of them want to go for, you know, four million dollars, you know, to make a million dollars in three weeks playing basketball. You know, them do that's like right up the alley. So we've been having guys call us, but we don't have all the details.

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So we haven't been, you know, signing guys up yet until we get all the details on where it's going to be, how long they're going to be there and what's going to be the restrictions. And, you know, how is this going to play out? So until we have more answers and we can reach out not only to our athletes, not only to the big three players, but it might be some other players out there to want to get down.

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So, you know, I heard some retired players might want to get into this so they know we're doing whatever we can to make sure we got some cool. And they have the Big Brother concept mixed with basketball. You know, they're not just going outside playing crazy games on their own alone, but they're actually, you know, it's actually real certified big three games to advance. So to me, it's a great concept at a time like this.

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So this question is more of like full career question. But I'm always curious on this creative minds, and you have an unbelievably creative mind. You've done so many different things, you know, rapping and the music. And then and then obviously movies and producing and acting and now doing this with the big three. Is there a moment that you can pick out where you are? Like, I need a new something, I need a new mountain to climb and that's why I'm going to transition?

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Or was it natural? Like maybe that's a terrible way of asking it. But I'm always curious, was there a moment where you're like, I'm kind of over the music stuff, I need a new challenge. Let's try this. No, I mean, creatively, I'm always looking to to be creative, innovative, unique, first to the punch and I'm always looking to do those things. But that doesn't feel, you know, it's it's got to be something that I see deep inside.

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I can never be tired of music. I can never get tired of movies. But the sports world, this is something that I wanted to see that didn't exist. So I'm like, why not us? Why not us? Put it on since we want to see it, it don't exist. And I think it's a lot of people out there like me who want to see something cool like this. So that's really where it came from, a desire to see something that didn't exist on the level that I had pictured it.

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So that's kind of where it came from.

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But me and my partner, Jeff Quand, and we worked on the concept for over a year with rules, business model, really, you know, arguing about how things should play out coming up with innovative wrinkles to the game, which we think are important to make sure that our game is fast paced is faster than the NBA. So there's a lot of things that we feel, you know, we did to to create this. So it wasn't really a win.

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It was more like, you know, if you build it, they will come.

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If you've been so successful at so many things and you have a diverse set of portfolio in your businesses, but your talents are also diverse, I mean, from music to producing. You discovered, Chris Tucker, that a movie with Jennifer Anakonda, she's a huge fan of yours. So as Benny, I mean that big, big supporters in our family, all of us love your work and I'm a big supporter of you and your family.

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But my question is, when it comes to producing acting music business, can you let me know maybe one or two or three people that you looked up to that inspired to growing up as a young lad? Mean, I looked up to easy, you know, rest in peace, he's a guy who who came out the neighborhood, who was hustling, making money. He was making plenty of money in the game. But he wanted to be legal. He wanted to stop looking over his shoulder.

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And he. Use that same energy that he put in the hustlin into something that was more positive, like making music and making a label, so he inspired me. A lot of people like Russell Simmons. I mean, this is a man who. You know, had a vision of taking hip hop from the streets to the heights of high in the music business, not just to do a record, but to take them to where, you know, Michael Jackson, Beatles, Elvis, you know, all these stars had reached.

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You want to take rap to those height. So very inspirational to me and my father. My father put the work ethic in me. I've seen him get up and go to work. You know, he would do his thing and hang out and have fun, but he would still be ready to go to work the next morning. And I saw him get up early in the morning and I saw him work two jobs. Sometimes I saw when he was when his when his company went on strike that he worked for him taking up jobs in the neighborhood and doing whatever it takes to provide.

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And so these are my inspirations coming up now.

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How hard was it to leave NWA early in your career? And did you have any regrets at any moment? Because I think it's a really great business lesson of a young, creative mind standing up for themselves. And that doesn't happen all the time. It's really hard thing to do to be like, you know what, things aren't right. I'm going to stand up for myself and to fight for myself. Was that difficult? And that was there that those moments were like, man, I made a mistake here.

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I could have done the easy thing and just played along and probably gotten taken advantage of, but it would have been at least the easier path. I never wanted to leave and I was fighting that, but I felt like I was the more I question, the more I was getting ostracized. So. I would like to fill in those of. Some some people like acting like they don't want you around, you know, I'm quick to add, you don't want me around, I'm out.

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No problem. Just let me know. So I once I made up my mind, I was fine with it. But I have some strong people in my corner that I couldn't put in the movie that was helping me like Pat Charbonnet. Pat Sharmini, if you watch Friday, you'll see her on the credits. Big inspiration to me. Just taught me a lot of the game. She worked for priority records before being my manager. So she knew about Jerry, how she knew about these people.

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Her another lawyer out of San Francisco by the name of Michael Ashburn.

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He's the one who. Who? Told me, yo, don't sign up. Make sure you don't sign up and, you know, be firm in that and get the paperwork and let us look at it first. So, you know, in the movie look like I was just walking in there, you know, and I knew everything that what was going on. But I had help. I had people in my corner. I got to help me make that decision.

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But once I made up my mind, I didn't look back and had no plans or regrets at all.

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Yeah, I mean, I love the story just being you just hear it all the time when it comes to young creative people. Being in spots where they might not be making the money off of you're the talent, you're the guy who's doing it, you're the you're the straw that stirs the drink and not being compensated fairly. You see that story all the time in business. So I always have tremendous respect for anyone who can stand up for themselves and be like, hey, this isn't right.

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Let's make this right. Yeah, I mean, you know, at the time, a lot of people were telling me that I was crazy to leave a group like NWA, groups like that just didn't come around, you know.

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Once, twice in a generation or so, but where I'm from, soon, as you know, you might want to, you don't want to be one. You know me since I know you don't want me. I don't want to want I'm done. I'm gone. You know, you came begging me to come back. So it was just, you know, I think, you know, my upbringing plus standing on principle, you know, I was broken before we start making records.

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So going back to being broke wasn't scary to me. So I was like, I'd rather have my dignity, you know, leave with my manhood and leave intact spiritually than to be broken down because I was so addicted to to find more money or a group or whatever.

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Mm hmm. I love I love going back to the foundation because, you know, I came up right down here in Miami, single mother who had two jobs. My father left us when he was ten. So different background, but but a lot of similarities, especially just being a Hispanic minority, someone that was an underdog. My question to you is what fears the cube have at the age of 12 to 15? And what fears do you have today?

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12 to 15, my face is getting murdered, you know, just getting shot. That was my biggest fear as somebody you know. It's killing me and me not being able to enjoy this life that I love so much, you know, life is so precious. And so that was that was my biggest fear, you know. And just maneuvering, you know, making sure that that I kept my options open and I mean, I knew the options that the hood had and those were always there.

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But I was like, OK, these are these are in the bag. What can I do outside of what? When I see everybody else? And it was hip hop. It was music. Thank God, sir Jak's, who's Dr. Dre? S cousin, we started in a group together, persons called the Stereo Crew. Then we called the CIA to be on the CIA.

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But but but me and him, he he was the only one in my neighborhood doing a hip hop at the time on my block. So we became good friends and my other friends was wondering, why was I hanging out with the with the dude that was always carrying cardboard and, you know, dance and, you know, spending and raise. You know, he had everything graffiti. He did it all. And I just wanted to do something new and so got into hip hop and my whole world opened up because now I was doing something that was underground at the time and not too many people was doing and it was keeping me off the streets.

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So to me, it was a win win. I'm always curious about career transitions and the evolution of creative mind, so have there ever been pushback? You go from NWA, fought to police, you have your own solo career, and then 20 years later, you're doing family friendly movies. If you had had that moment, we were like, wait, I'm not the same guy. Now, that's a bad thing. But some of your fans being like, hey, this isn't the same guy.

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What the hell happened? Have you had that moment? No, not in that way, you know, I understand people some people don't like change, they want you to be the same way every day and I want you to evolve. You know, I started doing music when I was 15 years old, professionally, about 16, 17. So I've been in the game a long time.

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You know, it was a had a long way to grow. But what I was doing and what to me was important was that America didn't judge a book by its cover or the world. You know, I was all about let's do more. Let's do what they don't expect us to do. Let's show that. Given a chance you could take somebody off the hook was hardened by the word of the neighborhood and they can also be a productive citizen in society, like I be a criminal gang banger, they can actually prosper given a chance.

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So I wanted to show that flip.

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I want to show the gangsters out there look. You can it is a better life and it is a way to to change know what are you really looking for in life? And it's usually the necessities of life. And once you get them, there's no reason to be like that. No, it's a reason to to be right and do the right thing. So hopefully I'm an example. You know, people got yell, he went from here to here, but I'm going to make another evol.

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That's your problem. And you'll be looking for you know, I plan to keep evolving all the way till I'm out of here. So, you know, I don't mind.

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I love that because it is that push and pull. If you're in the creative world where there's going to be people from day one who are like, why are you selling out or why are you different? But it's way more fascinating to watch people evolve and try new things to be successful at new things, then do the same thing over and over for the rest of time. Yeah, and, you know, people got to understand music, you know, doing music is is real life.

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You know, that's you make the records, but that's real life. Movies is a make believe character. So you shouldn't limit yourself because know, you make a certain type of readers.

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But on the movie screen, you can be anything. You're not going to be a cartoon. Be a damn ghost. I was a ghost. And one of those movies can be anything in a movie. So I didn't want to pigeonhole myself and just play gangster roles because that's what I was trying to do to me early in Hollywood. You know, again, it was in the hood. It was bringing me menace to society because bringing me all the gangster movies and I'm like, nah, I'm ready.

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I want to be an actor that can do any kind of movie. Now people see me, they can see me in any kind of role. And it's not shocking because that's what you want to be in Hollywood. You don't want to pigeonhole Mr.. I love it, I love it, that's I mean, it's it's having that, like, range and ability to do everything that's I think that's the mark of of someone who can transcend everything else, which you have done.

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What's your favorite role that you've played in a movie? Wow. I mean, I love Doughboy. On a level where he was coming from a left. Calvin Barber Shop and Creagan Friday is a. Just neighborhood guys, me, neighborhood guys who. Just trying to survive when it's all said and done, he's a neighborhood guy, is just trying to get through the day, and that's to me the story of all of us. We are from somewhere just trying to get through the day.

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And sometimes those are my favorite characters to do a triple X every now and then and deal with explosions and stuff and or do a ride along with the comedic genius like Kevin Hart is cool to do roles and have fun, but not a down to earth. Real characters are the ones that I like to play the most.

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Yeah, probably the ones people relate to the most too. I read that you got your college degree in architectural drawing. Is that true? Could you draw me a draft in drafting, could you just go to architectural draft? Could you just ask me how?

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You wouldn't want me to draw your house and run wild because I picked up a pencil like that since about 1988. So, you know my skills. You don't want that? Yeah, I went for a year, so it was a trade school called the Phoenix Institute of Technology. So in 1987 I went I went for a year from September eighty seven, September eighty eight, I was in Phoenix.

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And that and you did that because you thought the music thing wasn't going to work out, even though you were basically on the cusp of having the music thing blow up.

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Yeah, man, but you got to go back go back to 1987, OK? How many West Coast residents was in the industry? Maybe one iced tea. You know, I'm talking about on the national level, right, so we didn't know. Plus, our records were dirty, so we thought, you know, back then the dirty records went like Richard, Richard Pryor, Ray eFax, Dolemite, NWA, you know, all kind of do blowfly.

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So we thought our dirty record we have was going to end up in that section.

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And only, Steve, the light of day when the kids go to sleep, so. You know, I had to have something to fall back on, man, because at that point, music was no hobby to me because I'm still living in my mama house, you know? I mean, you know, I didn't even have a car, so it was just a hobby to me. And so, you know, I was sure if it was going to work out and I wasn't going to take no chances.

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And thank God I went to Phoenix because. Thought the police was almost never made, because when I first told Iran to drive, he didn't want to do it because he was he had to go in and out. He was doing some kind of weekends in jail, even going in for the weekend come out. So it's like marrying Delonte shares what I want to in my mouth if you do this song. So I was going to throw the song away.

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I actually threw it in the trash and my guy named Phoenixville went in the trash, pulled it out and put it back in my notebook. You spread it out like because I it up to spread it out, put it back in my notebook. He was like, Mommy, you gotta keep this. So when it was time to work on the NWA record, I brought it back out, I had my notebook, I pulled it off, so I wrote this one, I'm driving.

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I want to do it. That time it was easy in the building. One man, Raymond Prince, was there. The other people, D.O.C. and when I said it was easy, was like, hell, yeah, we're doing this, we're doing this. So that's kind of how that song really can fruition. I love that.

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That's an unbelievable story. That's an unbelievable story. Those those weird things that can can break your way, that can end up being like the difference between something huge and something never happening. I know I don't remember exactly what context you said something, but it seemed that you said there's enough money to go around.

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My question is, if you're sitting in an African-American community, in a Latino community, if you're a minority of your David and Goliath, there's so many people, there's so many distractions and limitations that the world of society puts on all of us. What advice, knowing what you know now as a 50 year old man, give him back advice to a young Cuba young, about 15. What should young people be doing today to break through all those prejudices?

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Well, first of all, you got to be strong. I would I would you know, I would want young Kube to probably take more more youngsters under my wing and. And just teach them the gang so they don't run a. So the pitfalls, you know, the thing is racism been here long enough and there's people in our lives that's dealt with it, sometimes it's about talking to them and speaking men and late and getting the information from the people who came before you that teaches you how to sidestep these pitfalls.

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That's out here when it comes to racism. But. When you black Latino minority in this country. You've got to have thick skin, you've got to know the obstacles of there. Those got to be part of the struggle to push that to do what it takes, because those obstacles, you know, when I tried to wish them away, when they tried to pry him away and they're still there. So the thing is, you got to go around it, over it, under it or through it.

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Period is no. You cannot be defeated. You have to have that mindset, you got to have that determination. And then I would say find your true talent. No, that's what I did. That's what you did. That's what we all got to do. We all are talented in some way, shape or form, and it's up to you to discover that town and nurture that town and try to affect that town. And you never know how far that town will take.

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Kind of happiness, but not always. Yeah, yeah.

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I have a question for both of you, but you talk about passion and determination, and I cannot help but to think about our friend Michael Jordan in the last dance. I'm curious to know, first you Cube, and then you kind of want to know what you both think, because I've been so highly inspired and motivated by this brother, because Michael was so good to me when I was a youngster coming up at the age of 18, being in the major leagues in 18 with Ken Griffey Jr.

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and all the greats. But it was Michael who took me under his wing, taught me about lifting above good nutrition, about wrestling, about competing, wondering how that resonates with you and you to back at. I mean, I love Michael Jordan, you know, he's the kind of. Hero that you dream of, somebody who. Does everything in his powers to win, and I thank him for that dedication, I thank his teammates. For buying in to the ones that did and understand.

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You know, to do anything hard or to do anything that's difficult, it brings a lot of stress. And you have to be able to take that stress, you have to be able to take the times when it's the most difficult and you can't quit or give up at times because these are making break moments. So it seems like Jordan pushed his team. You know, every day to understand the goal at hand, because he knew at the end of the day, no matter what we went through to get to this point.

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We all to feel better about ourselves by achieving this goal together, and we can walk through life with our head held high because we went through this fire. So, you know, only warriors people has been in the game. People that struggle, you know, and understood defeat and get them back up can understand a mentality, you know. You're in a foxhole mania, you know, Tom, apologize. We apologize when we win the war.

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I agree with everything you just said. And the one part that really stuck out to me when the conversation turned to is M.J. not a nice guy. Is he a bad teammate? The part when he said, I never asked anyone to do something I didn't do myself. That one is to me what true leadership is. And I like in my world, I pride myself on working as hard as possible all the time, knowing that someday I'm going to ask someone else to do something for me.

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And if I'm not working hard, they can be like, well, why the hell would I do that? You don't work hard. Why would I work hard? So setting that tone from a level of I'm going to bust my ass and at some point I'm going to ask you to bust your ass. And when I do, we'll do it together and we'll win together. I think that was the inspiring part of his his relationship with his teammates and that struggle and that FoxxHole that Cuba talking about.

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And you know, something like this man, you know. I'm very hard on my crew, everybody at work for me, I know that. I want you to be a pro, I don't want you to be an amateur because I can't be an amateur, you know, I got to be a pro every time I'm in front of the camera, the mic or whatever I do. So I expect my team to work as pros. And no amateurs should be getting here because we've been in the game too long.

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So I hold them to a standard that don't mean I'm yelling all day, but I am checking the standard. And if you slip in, I'll let you know. I'll let you know in whatever way I believe is going to be the most effective sometimes police force to disarm. Sometimes it in front of everybody so everybody can know they've got it sharp and they chose to know every pencil needs to be sharp and some time, that's a good point, too, because it's it's setting the standard.

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And like MJ said, the championship standard like this is what we're playing for. And if it's business world, it's the same thing. And I'm in the podcast world like this is what the standard is.

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And when we slip below the standard, there's issues. And having that set standard of this is where we're at, this is where the bar is. And having everyone buy into like this is the bar we have to jump over, that's everything. Because otherwise people can say, well, I didn't know and I didn't it wasn't clear to me.

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Yeah, I burnt out homes. I mean, I burnt them out where they like. Man, you work too hard. I can't do this all in. And we're going to we're going to. Come on. Come on. You are going to want to see this work real work when you're on tour. Come on, man. Ready to go home because it's work and as much fun as they thought it was going to be.

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And I have no problem with sending that home by you know, you go home, you know, because I the people out here that's dedicated to to the overall goal, which is keep this keep this train running on time.

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OK, let's get back to more Ice Cube.

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I know I have one last question. I think Aaron's got some last questions as well. But my last question was you see a million different pitches. You see a million different businesses every day, every year where people have an idea and they want you to be involved. What sets each one apart? What's the one where you're like? That's a great idea. Is it the people is the idea. How do you judge where you're going to put your time and energy into when when when it comes into going forward?

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Of course, you want to check out the people you in dealing with, the people have to be good people, but at the end of the day, you know, it's really about my passion. How passionate will I give 110 percent? Because if I don't feel like I'm going to give 110 percent, I don't want to be involved. So I'm very passionate about what I do. And if I can't give it my all or I feel like.

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This don't deserve my all always says better for me not to be a part of it because you're not going to get what you think you're going to get. So, you know, I need a thousand percent in on the thousand personnel. So Cuba, I got one, I got to go back to my heritage, which is baseball, you know what I love? I spent the last almost 30 years kind of doing that either at the big league level or broadcast.

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And it just is what I love.

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And that's, you know, you're one of the coolest cats alive.

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My question to you is, if you were commissioner for one day, what kind of things would you do to bring back the urban America to baseball, the youth, excitement, entertainment, and create that kind of, you know, cool factor that you have with the Big Three?

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What are some of the things you would do for baseball? I mean, I would I would heavily invest into our parks and recreation when it comes to Little League Baseball in the inner city, when I was growing up, it was everywhere. You know, all my friends play baseball and I was a football basketball guy, but all my friends played baseball. I used to love to go watch and play right up at Holly Park. And, you know, through the 80s, it just dwindled to nothing.

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And so I just think that's that, you know, we need to get that back. You know, we need to to really focus on interceded Inner-City Little Leagues baseball and and making it affordable for it for the parents because, you know, you got to buy equipment here and there. But just, you know, you got to do things to to to give it a ball, you know, because baseball is hurrah, hurrah, hurrah.

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I told you. I know I heard a couple snakes down in Brazil that need to be taken care of.

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You want to go, oh, my God, I need to go back there.

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What year was that? No, we had the best time. We have actually an amazing summer. An amazing summer. Yes, we saw the real world.

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Now, Brazil, didn't the fake snake almost kill someone? Both of us. But we both got out almost.

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Yeah. And that's made me so terrified of that pain because. Because it would malfunction. It tore up the set one time. So it was like, man, this snake going to kill us for real. Inside of the snake will give you one good question for you. What do you have? What do you want to know?

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I know everything about Cuba is amazing. Congratulations on the big three on everything that you've done.

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I mean, I think right when we were when we were doing Anaconda, he was writing, I think Friday at the time. Right?

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That summer. Yes. Yes. He was writing on a lot of write. What are you writing all the time?

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He's like, I'm writing a man. Yeah.

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You know, I was bit by the book. It was so cool. I remember us just amazed. We like, look, you know, you got black and brown at the end of this movie and we don't die. We were married and we know. Yeah, we know. This is a new day. And we and we had a special moment because we could say, oh, that was incredible and amazing movie. You're an amazing person. You'll make an amazing couple.

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So thank you.

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It's so good to see you going to end this week.

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I hope I get to see you soon when all this is over and we can get together and do something again. For sure. I'm with that and with that, it's so good to see you send my love to Kim and we'll do. We'll do. Well, Ice Cube, this has been awesome. Do you have your quick questions? Do you have those rapid fire questions? I can do a little rapid fire to do a couple of them. Let's finish with that.

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Yeah. So, Cube, I got about seven or eight, just quick ones. What songs do you sing to yourself in the shower? Him in the shower. Wow. Many of them got a nice array of different songs, what is probably some from the Isley Brothers of the Isley Brothers. But, you know, sometimes things pop in my head. Ohio players, my problem, my hair. You almost go with it. I love it.

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What apps are open? One app that's open on your iPhone right now. Instagram, you know, everybody wants to give me one good book that you like, that you recommend that meant something to you. Oh, man, it's nothing like I would go with. Message to black and large. Are you a coffee, tea? Coffee or tea? I'm a coffee guy, all right, so I got to have my money. Got to have a money.

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If you have one last meal, what would that meal be? Probably be a steak, steak, macaroni and cheese one with you, you know, though. Mayor, last last minute, you got to have you lost. And what's a cocktail to wash it down?

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Oh, man, you know, give me a yellow, you know, hand me a Coke or, you know, I'll take a jack and Coke. And I'm a sick man. I love it.

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So these are just five quick ones. One word to describe these people, Dr. Dre.

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Meticulous genius, well, meticulous David Bowie of Galactic, two part two part spirit, Jaylo.

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Amazing, you might know I can't. Oh, man, I got a few words for her, but what a wonderful one.

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Awesome, you passed the test cat. You can pass the test. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you so much. We really appreciate it. Everyone, check out the big three. We're waiting for it to come back, so we'll be excited as soon as it does come back. We're excited about the reality show. It's going to be great. And thank you so much for your time then.

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And thanks for having me. Appreciate it. It was fun to keep doing what job?

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Doing love bar stool and a ride you to man. Big fan for all much. All right. Yeah. Thanks, man. Appreciate it. That was awesome. Thanks so much.