Rapper slash Actor, Ice Cube recently talked about breaking up his legendary "NWA" group in the early 1990s, saying he wanted to have Dr Dre on his "AmeriKKKas Most Wanted" project. "You know, I had went to New York, back and forth with N.W.A, and ended up being real cool with [then-Def Jam executives] Russell [Simmons] and Lyor [Cohen]. And they would have me come down to Rush [Management Offices] and I would f*ck with some of the biggest names in hip-hop at the time. EPMD came through; you'd see everybody walking through. From a person who was a hip-hop fan and then became entrenched in hip-hop as an artist it was cool to do. So when I went solo, I was like I wanted Dr. Dre to do AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, but Jerry Heller vetoed that. So since he vetoed that sh*t–and I'm pretty sure Eazy didn't want Dre to do it. But Dre did want to do it; we gotta put that on record. Dre wanted to do my record, but it was just too crazy with the break-up of [N.W.A]. The break-up snowballed into some sh*t. I was talking to Lyor because I wanted Sam Sever [to produce my album]. Sam Sever did all the 3rd Bass sh*t and their beats were the sh*t at the time."
Ice Cube – I Rep That West