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Rapper Ice Cube Joins Kanye West’s Bid To Make Black America Free Again

Commercial rap music is incompatible with liberalism. 

So it should come as no surprise that legendary gangsta rapper Ice Cube is flirting with the idea of joining Kanye West on Team Trump. 

Yes, the same Ice Cube who 32 years ago rapped “fuck the police coming straight from the underground, a young n—a got it bad cause I’m brown” is finding common ground with our law-and-order president. 

Tuesday, President Trump senior advisor Katrina Pierson tweeted that Ice Cube had been working with Trump on his “Platinum Plan,” a $500 billion economic initiative targeted at developing black communities. On Wednesday, the famous rapper confirmed Pierson’s assertion, tweeting:

“Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”

The CWBA is the “Contract With Black America,” Ice Cube’s economic proposal for investing in black communities. Ice Cube’s collaboration with the Trump administration sparked the expected outrage and backlash commonplace on Twitter when any prominent black celebrity, athlete or influencer engages with our sitting president. 

Social media algorithms smeared the rapper as a sellout and a hypocrite. In 2018, Ice Cube released the song Arrest the President. It is an absolute banger, quite possibly the best political rap song ever. Like a lot of rap music, it’s misguided, exaggerated and uninformed. 

“Arrest the president, you got the evidence. That n—a is Russian intelligence.”

O’Shea Jackson (Ice Cube) isn’t a hypocrite. He’s a realist bowing to logic, reason and new information. His defection from the left-wing groupthink imposed by Silicon Valley’s social media apps was inevitable. Don’t be surprised when more rap legends join AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted lyricist (Ice Cube)  and The College Dropout (Kanye).

Ice Cube transformed himself from a boy in the ‘hood to an entertainment mogul by expressing a masculine, un-simp-athetic and non-PC worldview in rhyme form.

Other than its cynical view of police, rap music has little in common with Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party. I don’t say that as a political partisan. I say that as a student of life. 

Modern liberalism is at odds with masculinity, free speech, religious faith, self-determination and belief in the nuclear family.

O’Shea Jackson is a married father of four. His music and approach to life are drenched in masculinity and devoid of political correctness. He’s made no secret of his affinity for religion, including Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. He lifted himself from poverty with an incredible work ethic and independence. 

Like all men, he’s flawed. Like all wise men seeking enlightenment, he’s pragmatic and willing to adjust to new information. 

On Wednesday, he responded intelligently to a critic who expressed heartbreak that he would engage with President Trump. 

“Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”

Thursday morning, he followed up that tweet with more pragmatism and wisdom. 

“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we expected to talk to both sides of the aisle. Talking truth to power is part of the process.”

American black people are the only racial group who have allowed themselves to be defined by political ideology. Strict obedience to Democratic Party-imposed liberalism is a requirement for good standing in the black community. The requirement is insane. It’s a requirement that now demands abandonment of virtually every religious principle traditionally taught in the church. It’s a requirement that limits freedom of thought. It appoints white liberals as our Gods. 

“You ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe Biden.” 

White people and every other racial group are free to embrace liberalism, conservatism, libertarianism and political apathy.

More than anything, artists and creators require freedom of thought and expression. A rapper who conceives the song “Jesus Walks” is eventually going to disconnect from modern liberalism.  Same goes for the rapper who writes the song “Express Yourself.”   

It’s no surprise Kanye and Cube want to Make Black America Free Again.

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  1. Good for Cube. Being willing to engage and even support each political party is the right approach. Life can change fast, so do politics. Political tribalism is not the way.

  2. Good for Cube ! I’ve always been a fan even though I never did get why he sided with Democrats but awesome to see him actually do some serious research . Great article as always JW !

  3. Cube is absolutely correct, “Black progress is a bipartisan issue”. He’s now beginning to understand that the left is all talk and no action on Black progress. What did Obama accomplish for the Black community during his eight years as president? Other than becoming the first Black President, nothing. In three years Trump’s policies have delivered for Black Americans. These include record funding to HBCUs, Criminal Justice Reform, The First Step Act, and the creation of Opportunity Zones to help minority neighborhoods. Talk is cheap and Cube see’s who’s actually producing results.

  4. I’ve always said how terrified the DNC is of losing their control of the black community because it will expose who the TRUE racists are. Think about how desperate they are: They’ve literally CHANGED the very definition of “racist” to fit the insanity of Critical Race Theory. When all communities are more balanced in who they vote for, you will see real quick that true, classic racism exists regardless of party. The breaking of this barrier is the next step in getting closer to embracing true individuality for all Americans, and the collectivist left is terrified of that. Congrats to Ice Cube and all people regardless of race who have the balls to think for themselves.

  5. The TRUTH is that any “group” wields its power NOT by voting in lockstep with any one political party but by making every political party earn its vote each and every time. This is also how capitalism works. If any business/company wants to earn your dollars, that business must earn your trust, earn your loyalty, and earn your patronage, each and every time. No business should or does have a “lock” on your loyalty. If that business insults your values, makes an inferior product, or has less than stellar customer service, then that business will lose your dollars and rightfully so. Same rule should apply to politics. Ice Cube’s example of this “earn” your loyalty and “earn” your vote each and every time shows the evolution and enlightenment one gets when you stop giving into group think. Great article as usual, Jason!

    • Excellent comment, I do not care to be called a “partisan” by some for simply being a pro life conservative. I would love to have both parties pursue my vote. Problem is you have a party that is so removed from ANY Christian values (excellent article as always from JW) I am relegated to only one party. The current party having a hissy fit over ACB nomination is the same party that tried to remove a sitting president in an election year over a phone call to who?? While every year it is said that this is the most important election, I believe this is the first election where it is not a right vs left vote but a good vs evil, hopefully driving people who have never voted to do so. When this country plunges into war when Trump wins and sports is an afterthought to most, you can think the msm and all the sports media (except this one) for never challenging any of the bs of the BLM/Antifa movement they helped propagate. Thank god for those willing to cross the aisle for the betterment of America.

  6. I am reading “Team of Rivals” about Lincoln’s outstanding cabinet, it was fascinating to read a direct quote from the 1850’s “The democratic party will always be the party of slavery”. Yes indeed.

  7. Islam ,Christianity, and Buddhism got all the bases covered there i guess not sure what to make of this yet he’s done a lot of stuff and some of it i do like. Being black sure didn’t seem to be a problem for him or his fellow NWA dudes done pretty well in life and made a bunch of cheddar good for them and shows being black should not be an excuse for not getting ahead.

  8. I like the fact that Mr. Jackson reached out to the Trump administration, and was treated with dignity and respect.

    My problem with Mr. Jackson is he seems to run high on emotion. He helped to gaslight the riots that are still ongoing in Portland, Seattle, etc.

    If you disagree, see his tweets back in May.

    I don’t know how serious you can take someone that has helped cause so much civil unrest in this country.

    What happens the next time he sees something he doesn’t like? How will he respond? How does he vet his information before he immediately reacts and tweets his feelings and directives to millions of impressionable young adults?

  9. Black progress isn’t a bipartisan issue. Usage of the term Black America is an attempt to make this a tri-partisan issue, which highlights the fundamental issue. Here we’re basically seeing white liberals and a populist reaching out to a third party, Black America, to negotiate an alliance. The issue is that there is no defacto leader of “Black America.” MLK was that person in the 60s. His loss created a void that was filled for a time by Jesse Jackson, handed off to Al Sharpton, and now you’ve got BLM and apparently Ice Cube trying to play the role.

    The most interesting part to me is that we’re at a unique moment where there’s a populist president ready to reach out, but he really doesn’t represent the Republican party. You’ve got the Democrat party moving to an authoritative model aided by big business and big tech that is now the establishment. This is a moment in time that has the potential to redefine both parties.

    If we allow the establishment to pick back up where it was before Trump, we’ll continue to see the Steady Mobbin’ but more importantly, we will have signed our own Death Certificate. I hope Ice Cube can see that.

  10. Worth noting that even though Ice Cube has said specifically that he’s not endorsing President Trump, he’s still taking heat.

    Apparently even considering a second option is forbidden. If you’re only allowed to choose ONE option, if all other options are declared evil, and wrong, and the actions of a traitor, are you really free to choose?

  11. Jason U’r on FIIIIIIIRE!!! Ice Cube is BRAVE & BRILLIANT! My fellow Black Americans MUST FREE themselves from the Liberal/Democratic “Plantation”! Blind allegiance to 1 ideology or political party has helped to fully handicap our attempt to achieve the “American Dream” en masse!!!

  12. “American black people are the only racial group who have allowed themselves to be defined by political ideology. Strict obedience to Democratic Party-imposed liberalism is a requirement for good standing in the black community. The requirement is insane.”

    The requirement was created by white leftists who think they have the right to control blacks like their ancestors in their democrat party.

  13. That’s what America needs: Doers, pragmatists who want to create value. Not ideologue who talk big but whose goal is power. Any collectivist idea sacrifices the individual to the altar of the ideology. Power-hungry politicians use fools that follow the ideology to gain power and money.

    Sadly too many Democrats have gotten rich on the back of Black Americans making false promises. Same thing in France with socialists and North African minorities.

  14. FACT:

    In 2009-2010, Barrack, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi we’re in total control of the federal gov’t and not one thing improved for black Americans except entertainers and politicians.

    Since January 2017, the lives of ever minority group and women improved.

    If Ice Cream Sandwich and Kanye bet on the wrong guy, Ice Coffee and Kanye will still get richer, but blacks and minorities will be stuck … for decades … FACT

  15. I suspect the majority of people in America would not vote for Democrats if they simply read their latest platform as I believe they still believe in “masculinity, free speech, religious faith, self-determination and belief in the nuclear family.”